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Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Purpose and Activities

The endowment supports religion, education, and community development, with special emphasis on initiatives that benefit youth, that foster philanthropic leadership among nonprofit institutions, and that promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism.


Incorporated in June 1937 in IN - Founded by three members of the Lilly Family- J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli Lilly with gifts of stock in Eli Lilly and Co., the family pharmaceutical business. Gifts of stock in Eli Lilly and Co. remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment. The Endowment, however, is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location


Lilly Endowment Inc.

Family foundation




2801 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 88068 Indianapolis, IN United States 46208-0068

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