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.


Web Address

www.lillyendowment.org/

Social Media Links

Twitter - @lillyendowment

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Lilly Endowment


Semifinalists announced for Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship | WBIW
Foundation: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Lilly Endowment

BLOOMINGTON – The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) has announced the semifinalists for the 2022 Monroe County Lilly...more

EXHIBIT COLUMBUS: New event highlights university fellows - The Republic
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Mapping the Middle is made possible by Heritage Fund—The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County with grant support from Lilly Endowment...more

9/11 Day co-founders plan CNN special to generate good deeds - Spectrum News
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The Associated Press receives support from the Lilly Endowment for coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits. The AP is solely responsible for...more

How Instagram star helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan - Seymour Tribune
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The Associated Press receives support from the Lilly Endowment for coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits. The AP is solely responsible for all...more

YMCA adds Learning Loss Prevention Program for youth | News | washtimesherald.com
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The learning loss prevention program focuses on math and reading to boost literacy skills, plus enrichment activities to support physical and...more

Hesston steam society receives $20,000 state grant | What's New LaPorte?
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The La Porte County Historical Steam Society, which operates Hesston Steam Museum, has received a $20,000 grant from the Indiana Historical Society...more

Give Blck, a Database That Connects Donors With Black-Led Charities, Names First CEO
Foundation: Greater New Orleans Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Naomi Strongin, acting director of the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, was promoted to vice president of...more

Q&A: Author calls for donors to 'decolonize' their wealth | Star Tribune
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Edgar Villanueva is on a mission to change philanthropy. Villanueva, a 44-year-old racial justice activist, became a household name in the...more

Q&A: Author calls for donors to 'decolonize' their wealth
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

Q: You've argued that institutionalized philanthropy is infected with a “colonizing virus.” What do you mean? A: The philanthropic industry as it...more

Artistic traffic boxes start popping up around town
Foundation: Lilly Endowment, Blue River Community Foundation

The traffic boxes are part of an implementation grant received from Lilly Endowment, Blue River Community Foundation Grants and...more



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