Lilly Foundation

To extend Lilly’s reach and impact, the company established the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation in 1968. The Foundation is a private, tax-exempt organization that makes strategic and philanthropic investments consistent with Lilly’s purpose.

The Lilly Foundation supports:

  • Improving global health for people living in communities with limited resources. The Foundation provides support for Lilly 30x30, the company’s goal to improve health care for 30 million people, each year, by 2030.

  • Strengthening communities – with a focus on our hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana – by partnering with organizations dedicated to driving measurable social impact, including United Way.

  • Matching employee and retiree donations to educational, cultural and health-related nonprofit organizations through one of the most generous matching gift programs in the U.S.

  • Improving educational opportunities for children living in underserved communities in Indianapolis. The Foundation focuses on early childhood education, supporting quality schools and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

  • Making Indianapolis an even better place to live by supporting select community development and cultural organizations.