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

City, County Hire Firm To Study Housing
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

“The Community Foundation has had an opportunity to apply for a Lilly Endowment Gift 7 Community Leadership Planning Grant of...more

Benton Central honors students at awards night
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Outstanding Language Arts Student – Isobel Kennedy; Outstanding Senior Writers ... Academic Merit Scholarship – Aaron Sandel; Music...more

Westview seniors earn dozens of scholarships
Foundation: LaGrange County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Miller also was named the LaGrange County Community Foundation's Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Miller also earned a...more

Top five East Central High School senior: Molly Graham
Foundation: Dearborn Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Postsecondary awards: Tulane Distinguished Scholar Award, Dearborn Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship....more

Top five Oldenburg Academy senior: Abbigayl Eldridge
Foundation: Decatur County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

"My most fond memories of high school would be playing volleyball for four years. I had such a great bond with all of my teammates and learned...more

Angola High School recognizes seniors
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Molly Fifer — Health Occupations Education Award, Bethel College: Bethel Merit Scholarship, Bethel College: Pilot Supplemental Grant,...more

$42.4 million Lilly grant brings together regional business, education partners
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

... a Lilly Endowment vice president, the president of a manufacturing company, the president of Community Foundation of Elkhart County and...more

IRHA Secures Grant to Fight Infant Mortality
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

A $4.5 million grant program from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration has been awarded to the Indiana Rural...more

Series sheds light work force concerns
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Community Insights, a partnership of the Montgomery County Community Foundation and League of Women Voters, recently launched a...more

$9.24 Million Grant Brings Indianapolis Park Back to Life through Shakespeare
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Then in January 2018, the Lilly Endowment announced Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Initiatives, a program that offered...more

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