The money is meant to help The Salvation Army respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to help pay for its overall operations into the future.
Lilly Endowment awards $33.5M to state United Ways for pandemic response
The endowment announced Wednesday that it has awarded a $30 million grant to Indiana United Ways, which oversees the statewide network of United Ways, and a $3.5 million grant to the United Way of Central Indiana.Read More
Conservationists vie for zoo’s $250,000 Indianapolis Prize
The Indianapolis Zoo on Tuesday announced the six finalists for this year’s $250,000 Indianapolis Prize, which is considered the world’s leading award for animal conservation.Read More
Donation of nickel mine could mean fortune for Purdue
Based on current numbers, Purdue’s stake could eventually top $100 million over the next three decades.Read More
Children’s Museum prepares to invest millions on new programs, exhibits, upgrades
Three temporary exhibits will open this year, and a handful of existing spaces will receive substantial upgrades—including the popular Dinosphere space.Read More
A big challenge has been that some fundamental assistance—like providing food to low-income or aging individuals and families—doesn’t easily transition to a work-from-home model.
This week, Indianapolis tech firm Selfless.ly partnered with Serve Indiana—the state commission on volunteerism and service—to launch an initiative to identify a cadre of ready volunteers and match them with volunteer opportunities that can be accomplished while social distancing.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan said during Tuesday’s press conference that organizers have secured a location to quarantine those experiencing the virus and homelessness.
Fishers-based Sahm’s Restaurant Group has teamed up with OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. and the not-for-profit food relief organization Second Helpings to launch a meal-preparation operation.
The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
The $1 million initiative was announced in October as a legacy project tied to next year’s All-Star festivities, with each group receiving up to $50,000 in funding for youth-serving projects.
The Central Indiana Land Trust Inc. plans to open the 12.2-acre White River Bluffs Nature Preserve in 2021.
The donation came from the family foundation of Brian Jellison, an Indiana University native who went on to become one of the country’s highest-paid CEOs.
Longtime commercial real estate executive Gene Zink has donated a 20,298-square-foot building at 3919 Meadows Drive to Goodwill. The Excel Center program has been leasing the 59-year-old former Bible college building near Rural and 38th streets since July 2011.
Indiana University last year received some of its largest donations ever as it began to wind down its eight-year, $3 billion capital campaign.
Most of the biggest gifts of 2019 went to higher education institutions outside the Circle City, but not-for-profits in the Indianapolis area did snag a few seven-figure donations. Here are the top four local gifts. $5 million Recipient: Butler University Donors: Craig Fenneman and Mary Stover-Fenneman For: Several projects, including the upcoming expansion and renovation […]
A not-for-profit that encourages companies to expand their value systems beyond profits has opened a chapter in Indianapolis.
The grants from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. range from $1 million to $7.5 million. They’re intended to help establish endowments, strengthen staffing and recruit volunteers and donors.
Launched in 1980, the food bank crossed the threshold this year of delivering more than half a billion pounds of goods over the life of the organization. And it’s ramping up aggressive plans to more than double its annual distribution total.
For the Lilly Endowment, a good year means it’s time to cash in.
The endowment’s assets reached $15.1 billion at the end of 2018, pushing it ahead of the Ford Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, which had assets of $13.1 billion and $13.2 billion, respectively.
Renew Indianapolis will merge with the King Park Development Corp. on Jan. 1.