Endowment Awards Millions to Summer Programs

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Lilly Endowment approved grants to 172 organizations. Lilly Endowment approved grants to 172 organizations.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced more than $2 million in grants to support youth summer programs throughout the state. The funding is part of a collaboration among 10 partners to support more than 175 organizations providing summer programming.

The endowment says the low-cost and no-cost programs will serve around 63,000 people from age 4-18. They include activities in sports, arts and culture, academics, youth employment and service learning. In addition to the $2 million in grants, the organization has awarded more than $700,000 to 37 organizations for capital projects, including the purchase of vans and technology upgrades.

Lilly Endowment and the Indianapolis Foundation formed the Summer Youth Program Fund in 1995 to help streamline the grant application process for schools, arts organizations, religious communities and other nonprofit organizations.

Lilly Endowment approved grants to the following 172 organizations: 

Adult and Child Center - $13,000
Aftercare for Indiana Through Mentoring - $7,500
Agape Therapeutic Riding Center - $4,500
Always Making Progress - $3,000
American Diabetes Association, Indiana Affiliate - $13,000
American Foundation for Preventive Medicine - $6,650
Anglican Church of Resurrection - $5,500
Art With a Heart - $14,000
ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) - $8,000
Asante Children’s Theatre - $3,500
At-Your-School (AYS) Child Services - $2,500
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site - $2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana - $5,500
Big Car Media - $2,500
Bosma Industries for the Blind - $5,000
Boy Scouts of America Council - $2,200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (6) - $57,500
Brebeuf Preparatory School - $3,000
Brightwood Community Center - $7,300
Broadway United Methodist Church - $9,000
Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People - $6,500
Burmese American Community Institute - $7,500
Butler University - $7,500
Calvary Temple of Indianapolis - $4,000
Camptown - $16,000
Catholic Charities Indianapolis (2) - $18,250
Catholic Youth Organization - $7,000 
Center for Interfaith Cooperation (2) - $9,500
Center for Leadership Development - $2,000
Charitable Allies - $7,500
Children’s Bureau - $5,000 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - $7,500
Christamore House - $5,000
Christel House Academy - $5,000
Circle City Frontiers Club - $7,500
Claude McNeal’s Musical Theatre Training Program - $5,000
Coburn Place Safe Haven - $6,000
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) - $13,500 Community Health Network Foundation - $6,000
Concord Center Association - $25,500
Cosmo Knights Scholarship Fund - $7,000
Damar Services - $9,600
Dance Kaleidoscope - $2,500
Dayspring Center - $7,500
Diabetic Youth Foundation of Indiana - $13,000
DirectEmployers Association Foundation - $5,000
Dyslexia Institute of Indiana - $9,000
Early Learning Indiana - $5,000
Earth Charter Indiana - $5,000
East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center - $16,000
Edna Martin Christian Center - $15,000
Englewood Christian Church - $3,000
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries - $6,000 Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education - $33,000
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis - $3,000
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek - $7,500
Felege Hiywot Center - $14,000
First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church - $7,000
Flanner House - $14,000
Fletcher Place Community Center - $2,750
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center - $22,500
Freetown Village - $17,000
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes - $5,000
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana - $7,500
Girls Inc. - $10,000
Girls Rock! Indianapolis - $5,000
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana - $114,572
Good News Mission - $4,000
Great Commission Church of God - $11,500
Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church - $1,200
Groundwork Indy - $6,500
Guidance Life Skills and Mentoring (G.L.A.M.) - $5,000
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp - $21,000
Harrison Center for the Arts - $9,500
Hawthorne Social Service Association - $23,500
Health and Science Innovations - $7,500
Hear Indiana - $7,500  Hemophilia of Indiana - $5,000
Hispanic Latino Minority Health Coalition - $7,000
Honor Without End - $5,000
Iibada Dancers - $5,000
Immanuel Presbyterian Church - $3,000
Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church - $3,200
Indiana Deaf Camps Foundation - $6,000
Indiana Golf Foundation - $6,000
Indiana Latino Institute - $6,500
Indiana Performing Arts Centre - $4,500
Indiana School for the Deaf - $6,000
Indiana State Museum Foundation - $4,500
Indiana University Foundation (4) - $32,000
Indianapolis Algebra Project - $34,000
Indianapolis Art Center - $10,000
Indianapolis Ballet - $2,000
Indianapolis Children’s Choir - $5,500
Indianapolis Housing Agency - $22,000
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation - $7,500
Indianapolis Parks Foundation (6) - $41,500
Indianapolis Soap Box Derby Association - $4,000
Jackson Center for Conductive Education - $3,500
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association - $8,500
Jameson Camp - $20,000
John H. Boner Community Center (2) - $17,000
Julian Center - $7,500
Just the Beginning - $4,500
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful - $6,500
Kids Dance Outreach - $3,000  La Plaza (2) - $25,000
Latino/a Youth Collective - $8,000
Lawrence United Methodist Church - $5,000
Lillian Davis Foundation - $7,500
Little Red Door Cancer Agency - $8,500
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana - $8,500
Madame Walker Urban Life Center - $7,500
Marian University (2) - $28,000
Marion County Commission on Youth (2) - $263,993
Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center - $8,500
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center - $30,000
Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Foundation - $3,000
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township - $7,500
Miracle Place - $5,000 Mission Indy - $3,500  Montessori Educational Charity - $6,500
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - $7,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association - $7,500  Music for All - $9,000
National Association of Black Accountants - $3,500
National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis - $11,250
Net Literacy Corp. (dba Senior Connects Corp.) - $16,000
New Beginnings Church - $7,000 
New Covenant Church - $5,500  Nine 13 - $4,000  Noble of Indiana - $7,500
Northside New Era Community Outreach - $6,000
Oaks Academy - $6,000 100 Black Men of Indianapolis - $23,000
Paramount School of Excellence - $7,000
Partnership for Lawrence - $6,000
Pathway Resource Center - $6,500 Peace Learning Center - $17,000
People’s Burn Foundation of Indiana - $7,000
Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis - $9,000
Pro 100 (dba Teen Works) - $23,000
Project Endure - $4,000
Promise Land Christian Community Church - $7,000
Purdue University- $7,500
St. Florian Center (2) - $32,000 St. Richard’s School - $23,000
Salvation Army (4) - $20,500
Sanctuary Outreach - $3,000
School on Wheels - $4,000
Shepherd Community (2) - $20,500
Social Health Association of Indiana - $15,000
Southeast Community Services - $8,500
Sow One Foundation - $3,000
Speedway Baptist Church - $6,500  Starfish - $7,500
Stop the Violence Indianapolis - $5,500
Storytelling Arts of Indiana - $4,000
Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis - $4,000
Teachers’ Treasures - $5,000
Trinity House Academy - $5,500
Wayne Township Education Foundation - $5,000
Westminster Neighborhood Ministries - $11,000 
Writers’ Center of Indiana - $8,000  YMCA of Indianapolis (13) - $51,800
Young Actors Theatre - $5,000
Young Audiences of Indiana (2) - $21,000
Young Life Indianapolis Urban - $3,000
Youth Outdoor Exploration Academy - $7,500
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church - $7,500 

Lilly Endowment approved capital grants to the following 37 organizations:  

Agape Therapeutic Riding Center - $25,400
Art With a Heart - $4,925
Big Brothers Big Sister of Central Indiana - $13,375
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis - $30,000
Brightwood Community Center - $3,712
Burmese American Community Institute - $24,449
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - $8,991
Christel House Academy - $14,823
Concord Center Association - $30,000
Damar Services - $22,046
East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center - $22,713
Edna Martin Christian Center - $30,000
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries - $10,925
First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church - $29,293
Forest Manor Multi Service Center - $30,000
Great Commission Church of God - $27,700
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp - $20,000
Harrison Center for the Arts - $30,000
Health and Science Innovations - $28,172
Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church - $4,375
Indiana State Museum Foundation - $2,140
Indiana University Foundation - $7,420
Indianapolis Parks Foundation - $29,360
Jameson Camp - $30,000
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful - $30,000
La Plaza - $30,000  Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center - $8,025
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - $30,000
New Beginnings Church - $30,000
Northside New Era Community Outreach - $30,000
Partnership for Lawrence - $29,313
Peace Learning Center - $29,800
Pro 100 (dba Teen Works)- $27,414
Promise Land Christian Community Church - $23,700
Purdue University - $11,645
Social Health Association of Indiana - $16,629
St. Richard’s School - $1,390 

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