Lilly Foundation

Lilly’s vision is to make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century. This vision guides our work and our commitment to corporate responsibility.

At Lilly, corporate responsibility is defined as the comprehensive efforts we undertake to help address a specific set of societal issues.

The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation is a tax-exempt private foundation established by the company in 1968. The Foundation awards cash grants for philanthropic initiatives aligned with the company's corporate responsibility priorities. Specifically, the Foundation is dedicated to:

  • Improving the lives of people who lack the resources to obtain quality health care, with a primary focus on low and middle-income countries.
  • Strengthening public education in the United States, with an emphasis on science and math education.

Please note that as of January 2011, the Foundation no longer accepts applications for unsolicited grants. The Foundation focuses our investments in a few key areas, proactively working with high-performing non-profit organizations that have demonstrated the ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems.