The not-for-profit and its health research are a testament to the idea that all innovation is related—even when the connection appears tenuous at first glance.
Donor organization to recover transplant organs at its own facility
The Indiana Donor Network Organ and Tissue Recovery Center has re-tasked two operating rooms and an intensive care unit to recover major organs, such as the kidneys, heart and lungs.Read More
Endowment’s largesse targets not-for-profit safety net
Within a week of Indiana’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Indianapolis-based endowment granted $15 million to underwrite a new community fund dedicated to helping social service agencies respond to the pandemic.Read More
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
Christel House, which operates K-12 charter schools in high-poverty areas, did not provide a reason for Peterson’s departure. He took the job in October 2018, succeeding founder Christel DeHaan.
Since its launch earlier this year, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund has distributed more than $15.8 million to 100 organizations in central Indiana.
Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, which has begun reopening many of its 76 retail locations where possible, is cutting costs by eliminating its three Vintage Vogue stores.
The Indianapolis-based hunger relief organization has seen demand for its services soar because of the coronavirus pandemic. The health crisis has forced the group to convert its biggest annual fundraiser into an online event.
Combined with a first round of grants made March 24, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund has distributed more than $11.8 million to 74 organizations in central Indiana to date.
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.
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 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.
Based on current numbers, Purdue’s stake could eventually top $100 million over the next three decades.
Three temporary exhibits will open this year, and a handful of existing spaces will receive substantial upgrades—including the popular Dinosphere space.
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.