Lilly Endowment, Inc.

The Lilly Endowment, Inc. is an Indiana-polis-based private philantrhopic foundation established in 1873 by the members of the Lilly family; J.K. Lilly Sr., J.K. Lilly Jr., and Eli Lilly.

The foundation was formed through the stock gifts of their pharmaceutical company called the Eli Lilly and Company. However, the foundation is considered to be a separate entity from the company.

The foundation aims to help people in Indianapolis build a better life through supporting efforts of national significance and international projects.

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$6,225,629,363 - 2011-12-31
$7,734,860,156 - 2007-12-31


$250,350,852 - 2011-12-31
$341,863,979 - 2007-12-31

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Recent News from Lilly Endowment

2018 Lilly Scholars: Best of the best
Foundation: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Lilly Endowment

“The Lilly finalists represent our hope for the future,” Jessika Hane, chairwoman of the Community Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee, said in a news release. “Meeting each finalist,...more

Garrison, Pinney Named 2018 Lilly Scholars
Foundation: Orange County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

(UNDATED) - McKenna Garrison, a senior at Bedford North Lawrence High School was named the Lawrence County Community Foundation's 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Jacob Pinney, a senior at...more

Ag-ceptional achievement
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The Cass County Community Foundation named the 18-year-old Lewis Cass student the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Minnick is the 37th Cass County student who has received the full-ride...more

2 high school seniors awarded Lilly scholarships
Foundation: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Lilly Endowment

Since 1998, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program has helped more than 4,500 Indiana high school graduates with more than $372 million in tuition to pursue baccalaureate degrees at...more

Lawrenceburg HS Student Receives 2018 Lilly Endowment Scholarship
Foundation: Dearborn Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Dearborn County high school senior recently learned he is the recipient of a prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS). The Dearborn Community Foundation...more

Foundation: Lilly Endowment, Blue River Community Foundation

Wendling, a senior, was awarded the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by the Blue River Community Foundation. A large crowd of people representing the school and the foundation hid in a room...more

Orleans senior named Lilly Scholar
Foundation: Orange County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The announcement of his selection was made by the Orange County Community Foundation. As a Lilly Scholar, Pinney is the recipient of a ... Pinney is also a member of the Orange County Community...more

Pair of East, Hauser seniors awarded prized Lilly Endowment scholarships
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

This year, 86 students applied for the coveted scholarships, with 10 finalists being selected for an interview, said Amy Laker, scholarship manager with the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation...more

Students earn full ride to college
Foundation: Community Foundation of Morgan County, Lilly Endowment

The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) announced Friday that two Morgan County high school seniors — one from Martinsville and one from Mooresville — were selected by the Independent...more

Lilly Endowment CEO: Businesses key in virtuous circle of community prosperity
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The CEO of Indianapolis-based philanthropic powerhouse Lilly Endowment Inc. wants to live in a humane and innovative community, where ... One area of concern for Robbins is the trend of so-called...more

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