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Lilly Endowment Annual Report 2020

July 28, 2021

While living through the challenges of two world wars and the Great Depression, Lilly Endowment founders, J.K. Lilly Sr. and his sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., dedicated themselves and their company to helping meet the immediate needs of their employees, community and country while they continued to plan and build for the future. During the past extraordinarily challenging year, the Endowment attempted to follow their example by working to help meet various urgent needs in our city, state and country arising from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to help build brighter futures for individuals, families, organizations and communities through our ongoing grantmaking in community development, education and religion, the areas of focus established by our founders when they created the Endowment in 1937.The Endowment's COVID-19-related grantmaking in 2020, which totaled nearly $208 million, supported the inspirational efforts of hundreds of organizations that worked diligently to help meet urgent needs in Indianapolis, throughout Indiana and across the nation. This grantmaking also included funding for several organizations to make pandemic-related adjustments needed to continue to operate their important programs safely.This annual report also highlights other grants the Endowment approved in 2020 that support promising endeavors to build brighter, more prosperous futures for young children and college students in Indiana and that enhance the future vitality of the community of Indianapolis and communities throughout the state, as well as congregations and seminaries around the country.

COVID-19: Helping the Helpers

July 28, 2021

During 2020, the Endowment provided nearly $208 million in grants to support efforts in Indiana and around the country that address a variety of needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This report highlights some of these inspiring efforts.

Lilly Endowment Annual Report 2018

June 1, 2019

Each year, we publish an annual report to share in-depth stories about the work of our grantees in religion, community development, and education and youth programs. The publication also offers a list of grants made that year and a thorough financial report.

Lilly Endowment Annual Report 2015

June 9, 2016

During 2015, the Endowment paid grants totaling $435.5 million. Community development grants accounted for $200.4 million (46 percent), religion grants accounted for $124.1 million (29 percent) and education grants accounted for $111.0 million (25 percent). Most grants were paid to organizations in Indiana - a total of $257.8 million (59 percent). Of the payment total of $435.5 million, $107.9 million (25 percent) was paid to nonMarion County grantees in Indiana and $149.9 million (34 percent) to Marion County (Indianapolis) grantees. Organizations outside of Indiana received $177.7 million (41 percent). Most of these grants paid outside of Indiana were religion grants.The annual report includes a complete list of 2015 grants.

Lilly endowment Annual Report 2016

January 1, 2016

Annual Report 2016

Lilly Endowment Annual Report 2014

May 27, 2015

This annual report features stories about Endowment grants made for the sake of the future. Although it's axiomatic that all grants work prospectively, the grants depicted here will have impact far into the future because they are intently focused on improving the lives of generations to come and strengthening the institutions that will serve them.The report tells how the Endowment is helping campus ministries support college students across the nation as they imagine lives of purpose and meaning. We also are encouraging young professionals in Indianapolis to explore civic engagement through the charitable and educational programs of the vibrant IndyHub network. And we are helping high school students prepare to become the next generation of skilled workers in advanced manufacturing so they can build prosperous futures here in Indiana.The Endowment also is concerned about the youngest learners. Through the initiatives of Early Learning Indiana and United Way of Central Indiana, preschool children's lives will be transformed when early learning programs become stronger and more available across the state. Through the Summer Youth Program Fund, low-income elementary students will learn that college is a realistic goal for them.

Lilly Endowment Annual Report 2013

May 9, 2014

This report highlights the efforts of several of the Endowment's grantees, details the private foundation's 2013 grant distributions, and presents its audited financial statements. The report's theme draws upon the advice that J.K. Lilly Sr. -- who established the Endowment with his two sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., in 1937 -- gave to his associates: "Always cut a place for a lookout. Always have a vista." Stories in the report feature accounts of how Endowment funding has provided an opportunity for charitable organizations in the city, state and country to engage in reflection, research, evaluation and planning for the future.

Lilly Endowment 2012 Annual Report

May 7, 2013

As Lilly Endowment marks its 75th anniversary, this report reflects on the values and insights of its three founders: J.K. Lilly and his sons, Eli Lilly and J.K. Lilly Jr. In their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company, and in their philanthropy, both as individuals and founders and leaders of the Endowment, they recognized over and over the seminal importance of the individual. The founders believed that cultivating and nurturing the character and potential of individuals are essential to the success of businesses and other organizations and to the nourishing of communities.Throughout the years, the Endowment's leaders have steadfastly sought to align its grantmaking with the founders' intentions. In designing its grant programs and determining which grant requests to approve, the Endowment's current board and officers faithfully try to discern whether a particular course of action under consideration would comport with their understanding of the founders' values and vision for the Endowment.In this annual report, several stories illustrate the view of the founders as expressed in the Endowment's history of its first 20 years: "The roots of the good society are not in charters and buildings but in the men and women who made them." Some of the stories are accounts of how Endowment funding supported a major renovation of an important facility. Others depict the use of Endowment funds to strengthen or expand a charitable organization's programs and operations. Each story shows the vision, hard work, determination and virtue of the many talented individuals who conduct the programs and initiatives the Endowment funds and the impact they have on others' quality of life. We are grateful for their efforts and the efforts of all of our grantees.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. 2011 Annual Report

May 31, 2012

Contains board chair and president's message; program information and grantee profiles in the areas of housing, globalization, education, and religion; 2011 grants list; guidelines; financial statements; and lists of board members and officers.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. 2010 Annual Report

June 3, 2011

Contains board chair and president's message, program information, grantee profiles, 2010 grants summary, grants list, guidelines, financial statements, and lists of board members and officers.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. - 2009 Annual Report

May 17, 2010

Contains board chair and president's message; program information; grantee profiles; 2009 grants list; grant guidelines; financial statements; and lists of board members and officers.

Lilly Endowment, Inc. - 2008 Annual Report

May 5, 2009

Contains board chair and president's message; program information; education and religion grantee profiles; grants list; grant guidelines; financial statements; and lists of board members and officers.