Lilly Endowment Inc.

Primary Contact: 
Sue Ellen Walker, Comms. Assoc.
2801 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

The Lilly Endowment seeks to provide support for programs relating to religion, education, community development. The foundation also supports programs which supports youth and leadership development as well as philanthropic and charitable programs.

For more detailed information, please visit the foundation website.

Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

The Lilly Endowment's grants are limited to Indiana with special focus on Indianapolis.


Total Annual Giving: 

$352,335,165 (for the 2006 year)

Application Procedures: 

The foundation asks that all applicants to submit a letter that does not exceed 2 pages. Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

An application form is not required.


Funding Limitations Description: 

The foundation seeks to award grants to community development projects such as those promoting the arts, capital building, and social services. Individual grants are not generally given except in cases for : 1) fellowships that are awarded under special programs 2) endowments (except for Indiana-based community foundations)

The foundation does not support healthcare programs, mass media projects, libraries or for individual schools (elementary and secondary).

For more detailed information, please visit the foundation website.

Selected Grants: 

$6,300,000 to the Fund for Theological Education; $596,000 to Fuller Theological Seminary; $50,000 to Lutheran Disability Ministries, Inc.; $32,500 to the Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Corporation; $15,000 to Metro Ministries, Inc.

City/Metropolitan Area: 
Annual Giving: