Community Plans and Data

Over thirty years ago, Lilly Endowment Inc. launched the GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) initiative to help establish and further develop community foundations throughout Indiana.

As new challenges have emerged, the Endowment has recognized the unique position of community foundations to assume vital leadership roles in helping to inspire and imagine a brighter future for all residents of their communities, convene and engage appropriate stakeholders to address these challenges and opportunities, and initiate and sustain local engagement efforts with a long-term focus beyond a single program or initiative…