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In October 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced GIFT VII, a major new initiative for community foundations. Lilly Endowment has supported the development and growth of Indiana community foundations for over 25 years.
A significant new element of this initiative is a focus on community leadership. In 2019, each community foundation will receive at least $50,000 for community leadership planning work. The Endowment is also open to community foundations using some of the grant for internal capacity building in preparation for community leadership work.
Learn the legal responsibilities and financial aspects of creating a community project fund in your foundation.
This page contains materials on Community Leadership Working with Government for community foundations.
This page contains materials on Community Leadership Sample Internal Strategic and Business Plans for community foundations.
This page contains materials on Community Leadership Sample Internal Screening and Checklists for community foundations.
In this webinar you'll hear from foundations who have played an important role in community convening and have used this role to improve civic engagement in their communities.
Learn from community foundation leaders on how they used foundation resources and influence to drive community change.
In this webinar you'll learn what is working, why, and take away practical tools to start impact investing efforts in your community.
In this webinar you'll learn what’s the right balance of proactive vs. responsive philanthropy for your community foundation.
This brief outlines some of the benefits and challenges of repurposing and modifying historic structures, including ideas and resources to use when planning a project.
Philanthropy as it is practiced in the United States is one of our nation's greatest social innovations. View a brief timeline exploring key moments in philanthropy.
Community foundations are uniquely poised to support the leadership pipelines in their respective communities. Hear about what you need as you start, refine, or consider managing a leadership development program.
Learn about the opportunities for utilizing Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute community development training and consulting.
This page contains GIFT Phase VII grant guidelines for Indiana community foundations.
In this webinar you'll hear from community foundations that have used their grantmaking and leadership muscle to take a regional approach to their work.
This page contains additional consultant resources for Indiana community foundations related to GIFT VII.