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

United Way Unveils Relief Fund for Coronavirus
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund will provide grants to human services organizations in Boone, Hamilton,...more

Relief Fund Established To Meet Need During Economic Slowdown Caused By Virus
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

There is already a $16.5 million commitment from local philanthropic groups, including $15 million from the Lilly Endowment. The Richard...more

Community Foundation meets matching challenge in Vigo County
Foundation: Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has successfully met a $1 million challenge grant opportunity in Vigo County. This challenge grant...more

$100000 grant to create 80 new childcare seats in county
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The Montgomery County Community Foundation has been announced as a winner of the Child Care Deserts Competition, focused on...more

Lilly Endowment awards $54.7M to groups that aid kids, youth
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The foundation said the grants are designed to help each of the groups build stronger financial futures and resiliency so they can have a lasting...more

Ashley Churchill is the Newton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Persons interested in information about the program should first contact their local community foundation. High school guidance counselors...more

Lilly Community Scholars announced
Foundation: Decatur County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

GREENSBURG - Bailey Tomson has been named the recipient of the Decatur County Community Foundation's 2019 Lilly Endowment...more

Eastside student wins Lilly scholarship
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

... is DeKalb County's 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, the Community Foundation of DeKalb County announced...more

Three Batesville nonprofits awarded grants
Foundation: Ohio County Community Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Rising Sun Regional Foundation leaders awarded $275,420 in new grants in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to executive director...more

Three Batesville nonprofits awarded grants
Foundation: Ohio County Community Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

... $125,000 each to Ohio County Community Foundation and Ripley County Community Foundation toward Lilly Endowment's GIFT VI...more

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Tech Startup Prevents Human Trafficking

Tech Startup Prevents Human Trafficking

Chief executive Tim Ballard founded the Operation Underground Railroad, which seeks to save hundreds of children from human traffickers. Under his wing, Ballard has a software a child protection system (CPS) that he and his team had trained the Imperial County Sheriff’s office on how to use it

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