Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lilly Endowment announced last Tuesday a game-changing $100 million in grants that will be used to support 14 arts and cultural organizations throughout Indiana.

The grants range from $5 million to $10 million to support museums, performing arts organizations and cultural institutions. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Zoological Society each will receive $10 million.

"The message being sent is, these grants are an expression of a realization that arts organizations struggle to make ends meet," said Judith Cebula, communications director at Lilly Endowment. "We realized one of the best things we can do is to help them think about long-term financial sustainability, not just fund a capital project or a new initiative."

Here is the full list of organizations and how much they received:

  • 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 million