Employee Giving

For more than a century, Lilly has been building upon the founding family’s commitment to the philosophy of strong corporate responsibility.

To further these traditions, the Foundation offers Lilly employees and retirees the opportunity to enhance their charitable giving within their communities by making available the following cash grant programs:

Employee Matching Gifts Programs

Lilly Employee Matching Gifts Programs allow Lilly employees around the world to help determine how the Foundation will spend a portion of its philanthropic resources.

U.S. Matching Gifts Program: Through the U.S. Matching Gifts Program, the Lilly Foundation assists many qualified U.S.-based, tax-exempt public charities by matching the gifts of U.S. employees and retirees to qualified educational institutions, cultural organizations and specific healthcare organizations. Additionally, the Foundation matches employee and retiree gifts to support human services organizations through an annual United Way initiative.

Lilly Global Giving Program: In July 2011, Lilly introduced the Lilly Global Giving Program, in partnership with the GlobalGiving Foundation.

Through this program, Lilly employees around the world can contribute to a wide variety of projects that are personally meaningful – and have their donations matched dollar-for-dollar by the Lilly Foundation.

By participating in Lilly Global Giving, employees may select, contribute to and follow the progress of global programs that are addressing causes they care about while helping advance Lilly’s corporate responsibility goals — from improving health and addressing hunger among the undeserved to education and the environment.

Employee Volunteer Recognition Program

In 1995, the Lilly Foundation established the Employee Volunteer Recognition Program to encourage and recognize Lilly employees for their volunteer service. Through the program, a $250 grant is awarded to qualified U.S.-based, tax-exempt public charities in which U.S. Lilly employees have a continuing, active involvement through their generous investment of time and expertise.