NewsPublic Affairs / April 1, 2020

Indiana Organizations Receive COVID-19 Grants From Lilly Endowment

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Food from an Indianapolis pantry.  - Jill Sheridan/WFYI

Food from an Indianapolis pantry.

Jill Sheridan/WFYI

The Lilly Endowment is giving Indiana organizations millions of dollars in grants in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The philanthropic organization is giving about $30 million to Indiana United Ways to help statewide. Additional funding will go to the United Way of Central Indiana.

The Salvation Army’s Indiana Division will receive a $5 million grant to help sustain services in response to COVID-19.

Lilly Endowment Vice President for Community Development Ronni Kloth said in a media release, “We hope these resources will encourage and support these organizations in this critically important work.”

The grants will help continue and build on social services that include help with housing, child care and food.

Disclosure: The Lilly Endowment also provides funding for Indiana Public Broadcasting News.

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