January 13, 2020

Lilly Endowment Awards $54.7M To Groups That Aid Kids, Youth

Thirteen groups that serve children and young people across central Indiana have landed $54.7 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment Inc. aimed at boosting their long-term financial sustainability.

The endowment says that the Indianapolis-based groups getting the funding provide services that support children, teenagers and young adults and their families. It says the grants are designed to help each of the groups build stronger financial futures and resiliency so they can have a lasting impact on the youths they serve.

The grants range in amount from $1 million to $7.5 million.

The 13 organizations receiving financial sustainability grants are:

  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc., $1.2 million
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Inc., $7.5 million
  • Boy Scouts of America Council, $7.5 million
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Inc., $7.5 million
  • Child Advocates Inc, $5 million
  • College Mentors for Kids Inc., $2.5 million
  • Community Alliance for the Far Eastside Inc., $3.5 million
  • Girls Scouts of Central Indiana Inc., $7.5 million
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis, $2.5 million
  • Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Inc., $1 million
  • Jameson, Inc., $2.5 million
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc., $5 million
  • Kids Voice of Indiana, Inc., $1.5 million
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