What We Support

Improving Health for Those in Need

The Lilly Foundation seeks to improve the lives of those who lack the resources to obtain quality health care. We collaborate with effective global and local partners working primarily in low- and middle-income countries to address complex problems in the areas of diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis. The Foundation also provides philanthropic support for hunger relief in conjunction with Elanco, Lilly’s animal health division.

Strengthening Pre-K to 12 Education

The Foundation supports results-oriented programs and organizations that strengthen pre-K to 12 education. Our geographic emphasis is Indiana, the site of Lilly’s corporate headquarters and largest R&D footprint. We are focused on expanding access to high-quality early education, enhancing performance in STEM and improving K-12 educational outcomes for underserved students in Indianapolis.

Partnering with United Way

The foundation has been a long-time supporter of United Way, an organization with a proven ability to drive community impact.

Supporting Organizations That Make Indianapolis a Great Place

The foundation supports select cultural and community development organizations and projects that meaningfully enhance the quality of life in Indianapolis.

Matching Employee Donations

The foundation matches employee donations to educational, cultural and select health-care charities in the US, as well as various international non-profits through a partnership with Global Giving. The foundation’s matching program represents 20 percent of its total giving.