Created by the former head of Eli Lilly and Company, the Fund supports organizations and programs that focus primarily on socio-economically disadvantaged individuals through the arts, education, and certain social services. Funding is concentrated in three geographic areas: Indianapolis, IN; Seattle, and New England. Funding priorities vary among the geographic areas. In Indianapolis, grantmaking is targeted toward social services, specifically immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers and workforce development. Funding priorities in New England (parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) vary depending upon the region. In Massachusetts, funding priorities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, and Worcester counties include immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers; workforce development; education, and arts education. In Vermont, funding priorities are arts education. In New Hampshire, funding priorities are immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers as well as workforce development. In Maine, itís immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers as well as workforce development and education. Seattle funding priorities include instrumental music education that foster critical thinking skills and creativity. Details about each of the programs and additional information can be found on the Web site.
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