Project Transformation Indiana is thrilled to announce that we have received a $9,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc.
Project Transformation will use the grant to combat many of the programmatic, administrative, and educational setbacks that the organization and the children we serve have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the biggest challenges facing our children this year has been a lack of consistent internet access while trying to participate in e-learning. In response, the YPRF grant has helped us provide these children with their own tablet. This will not only provide children with more accessible internet, but it will also resource them with over 20,000 books via a free Amazon Unlimited subscription for the next year. In this extended time of social distancing, we want to make sure that our children do not fall behind in their academics, so we are thankful for the ability to support their literacy development. Additionally, the Youth Program Resilience Fund has allowed us to equip our staff with the tools and supplies needed to effectively work from home and stay safely distanced. With this support, Project Transformation will be able to continue its commitment to create a space where relationships grow, leaders emerge, and communities change.
The grant to Project Transformation Indiana is one of 297 that Lilly Endowment has made grants to through the Youth Program Resilience Fund to help youth-serving organizations across Indiana adapt their work to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants from this fund are part of more than $170 million in grants Lilly Endowment has made to help organizations serve individuals and communities amid the pandemic.
More about the Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J. K. Lilly and his sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with its founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education, and religion, and it maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.