The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced $100 million in grants to more than two dozen arts and culture organizations. The endowment says the funding is part of its ongoing focus on supporting efforts that boost quality of life in Indiana.
The organization says arts and culture groups help attract strong companies and top talent to Indianapolis and Indiana. It says the grants will strengthen each organization’s long-term financial stability.
The grants will help fund renovations and capital investments for organizations including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie and the Indianapolis Zoo. Funding will also establish or strengthen endowments for groups including the Eiteljorg Museum, Heartland Film, Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities.
The grant recipients include:
American Pianists Association: $5 million
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: $10 million
Conner Prairie Museum: $7.5 million
Dance Kaleidoscope: $5 million
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art: $7.5 million
Heartland Film: $5 million
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana: $7.5 million
Indiana Humanities Council: $5 million
Indiana Repertory Theatre: $7.5 million
Indiana Symphony Society (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra): $10 million
Indianapolis Museum of Art: $10 million
Indianapolis Zoological Society (Indianapolis Zoo): $10 million
International Center: $5 million
Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis: $5
Lilly Endowment Communications Director Judith Cebula says arts and culture will continue to be a major focus for the organization.