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

Philanthropy Alliance VP Receives Sagamore
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Vice President Rosemary Dorsa has received the Sagamore of the Wabash in recognition of 40 years of...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2020 Size, Share and 2024 Top Players: Smithsonian Institution ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

A research report on the Global Philanthropy Funds Market provides the overall growth forces and present scenario of the Philanthropy Funds...more

149 local child care providers receive COVID-19 relief grants
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The fund is made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., to reinforce Indiana's supply of high-quality early learning opportunities, especially...more

Community foundation grants $84K to schools
Foundation: Dubois County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

When the Dubois County Community Foundation thought about how to distribute funds for coronavirus relief from the Lilly Endowment, the...more

Indiana Philanthropy Launches Leadership Institute
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

IPA announced the formation of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute, named for former Lieutenant Governor John Mutz. Mutz, who is also a...more

New Comprehensive Report on Philanthropy Funds Market with Profiling Global Eminent Players ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The following Companies as the Key Players in the Philanthropy Funds Market Research Report are: Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation...more

Statewide philanthropy organization launches leadership training program
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The John M. Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute is designed to build the pipeline of talent in philanthropy so the sector will have strong leaders...more

$10.2 million grant program will help Indianapolis arts and cultural organizations reopen
Foundation: Lilly Endowment

The Arts Council of Indianapolis announced today the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund, a $10.2 million initiative made possible by...more

Growth Factors of Philanthropy Funds Market with Emerging Trends and Revenue Estimation By ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Global Philanthropy Funds Industry Report offers market size, share, overview, segmentation by types, application, countries, key manufactures,...more

Lilly Endowment's largesse targets strained not-for-profit safety net
Foundation: Ball Brothers Foundation, Gates Foundation, Foellinger Foundation , Indianapolis Foundation, New York Community Trust, Kellogg Foundation, Lilly Endowment

... University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. “The bottom line is, Indiana is very fortunate to have this philanthropic rock at the core of its...more

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