Yes, during these challenging times of pandemic when the effects of it are inevitable, some foundation like Lilly Endowment is contributing towards the youth-serving Nonprofits in Indiana.
For many years, the Endowment has supported youth-serving organizations focused on education success, social development, leadership and character development and child protection, among other aims.
Recently, the Endowment has committed nearly $25 million in support of organizations that serve youth facing challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation is making the grants through the Youth Program Resilience Fund (YPRF), which designed to offer support to a wide variety of organizations so they can better serve the needs of school-age children and youth (ages five to 18). They vary in size and reflect the many ways in which youth-serving organizations work to support children and youth.
Lilly Endowment Vice President for education, Ted Maple, stated, “Youth-serving organizations are vital to the well-being of Indiana’s youth, their families, and their communities. We are inspired by ways in which the leaders of these organizations have responded to the tremendous challenges brought on by the pandemic. Although these grants cannot fully address all of the challenges these organizations face, we hope that the funds will help them continue to fulfil their missions and enhance the lives of Indiana’s youth.” Read more