Eight Indianapolis-based human services organizations are set to receive grants ranging from $1 million to $7.5 million apiece, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced Wednesday.

Lilly Endowment said the grants, totaling $34 million, will help the organizations strengthen their long-term financial sustainability plans.

The following groups were chosen for the grants:

– CICOA Aging & In-home Solutions Inc., $5 million;
– Damien Center Inc., $5 million;
– Dove Recovery House for Women Inc., $2.5 million;
– Foster Success Inc., $5 million;
– Indiana Youth Group Inc., $1 million;
– Public Advocates in Community Re-entry (PACE), $3 million;
– Volunteers of America Indiana Inc., $7.5 million;
– Workforce Inc. (dba RecycleForce), $5 million.

“These grants are designed to help organizations build long-term financial strength so they can better weather unexpected funding challenges,” said Ronni Kloth, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for community development, in written remarks. “The grants are not intended to fund ongoing operating support, which organizations must have to meet the day-to-day needs of the people they serve. In fact, we hope these grants can inspire others to invest in the important work of these agencies.”

The latest round of grants is the sixth the endowment has made since 2015 to support the long-term sustainability plans of charitable organizations based in central Indiana. Including this round of funding, Lilly Endowment has made grants totaling $416.7 million to 70 organizations.
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