Lilly Endowment $1 Million Match Met!


We are excited to announce that a total of $2 million was raised through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) program. More than 1,000 Morgan County residents, businesses and community organizations, as well as donors throughout the region, came together during an 18-month match period to raise $1 million to match the Lilly Endowment's $1 million donation. These funds will directly impact the quality of life in Morgan County.

Of the total $2 million in donations, $1 million will support two CFMC endowment funds. The Evergreen Operating Endowment helps to ensure the long-term success of the community foundation’s management and operations, while the Common Wealth Endowment Fund provides grants to enrich the lives of Morgan County residents.

Fifty-three individual funds benefited from $1 million in donations during the 18-month cycle of the Lilly Endowment match. Funds were distributed between programs that benefited youth (14%), health related programming (10%), poverty assistance (9%), educational services (5%), scholarships (5%), veteran services (5%), environment and recreational programs (1%), and historic preservation (1%). Of the 1,040 donors who stepped up in support, 219 donated two or more times, often 3 or more times.

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