11 Nov Grant Announcement
Felege Hiywot Center (FHC) has received a $54,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc.
FHC will use the grant to provide learning support interspersed with healthy eating and physical activity to students residing at New Bridge Apartments, located in Martindale Brightwood (MB) Neighborhood. With this support, FHC will be able to continue its commitment to serve the youth of MB Neighborhood by offering STEAM educational experiences through youth employment program designed to teach “real-world” life and business principles as well as community service. Through these experiences, students will develop skills to become self-sufficient, responsible, caring, and active members of the community. We believe that our student leaders, staff and Purdue University partners assisting in remote learning, food assistance, and physical fitness through gardening, will give the school-aged children the resources to avoid learning loss and maintain social and emotional wellbeing during the COVID crisis. The grant to FHC is one of 297 that Lilly Endowment has made grants to through the Youth Program Resilience Fund to help youth-serving organizations across Indiana adapt their work to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants from this fund are part of more than $170 million in grants Lilly Endowment has made to help organizations serve individuals and communities amid the pandemic.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J. K. Lilly and his sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with its founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education, and religion, and it maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.