Indianapolis Symphony receives $10 million for financial sustainability

Posted on: November 24, 2015

“Lilly Endowment Inc. announced Tuesday $100 million in grants that will be used to support 14 arts and cultural organizations throughout the state,” writes Justin Mack in Tuesday’s (11/24) Indianapolis Star (Indiana). “According to a press release, the grants are in addition to the endowment’s annual support of arts and culture in Indiana, and the organizations receiving the money will use the funds in multiple ways to reach their financial goals. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana Symphony Society and the Indianapolis Zoological Society each will receive $10 million. Other grant recipients include: American Pianists Association; Conner Prairie Museum; Dance Kaleidoscope; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; Heartland Film; Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; Indiana Humanities Council; Indiana Repertory Theatre; International Center; and the Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Some of the projects to be funded by the grants include capital investments in new and renovated spaces, the establishment of new endowments and fundraising capacity-building. ‘These organizations have a long history of providing enlightening and educational experiences to the Indianapolis community and to the people of Indiana,’ Ace Yakey, the Endowment’s vice president for community development, said.”

Posted November 24, 2015