Grants to Strengthen Financial Sustainability of Agencies Serving Persons With Disabilities, Vulnerable Children
Lilly Endowment has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth. The grants are designed to support the agencies—all based in central Indiana—as they enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.
Each agency will use most of its grant to establish an endowment or add to an existing endowment. Nine of the 10 agencies will use modest portions of their grants for additional efforts designed to strengthen their financial futures. These include upgrading technology, enhancing staff development, strengthening fundraising programs and improving employee recruitment and retention efforts.
The grants complement the Endowment’s regular support of human services organizations through direct grants and grants to the United Way of Central Indiana. They reflect the Endowment’s long-standing commitment to assist charitable organizations that strive to improve the lives of persons with disabilities and their families and help vulnerable children and youth.