Lilly Endowment

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new analysis has found that the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is now the nation's second-largest private charitable foundation, trailing only the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The analysis was performed by FoundationMark, which tracks the investment performance of more than 40,000 foundations. 

It found that the Lilly Endowment’s assets reached $15.1 billion at the end of 2018, pushing it ahead of the Ford Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, which had assets of $13.1 billion and $13.2 billion, respectively.

Purdue Announces New Multi-Million Dollar STEM Complex

Sep 10, 2019
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Purdue University announced plans today for a new $140 million STEM complex on the university's main campus in West Lafayette. The buildings will benefit students and businesses wanting to work with the university.

As demand continues to grow for workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, university officials are building Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex.

The two buildings will total 255,000 square feet, bringing the engineering and technology colleges together and preparing students for technical careers.

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The University of Notre Dame announced Friday it was awarded a $42.4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

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  Three ministry-based early educations programs in Northern Indiana have received grants from Early Learning Indiana to help them improve in their Paths to QUALITY ratings.

The grants are funded through the Lilly Endowment and can be used for things like teacher training, facilities improvements, equipment or materials.

The idea is to help programs move to level three of the state’s Paths to QUALITY ratings so it can be considered  high quality.