The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is delighted to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc. 

Lotus will use the grant to support outreach activities to youth and families in Bloomington and South Central Indiana, including in-person and online workshops and performances. With this support, Lotus will be able to continue its commitment to bringing immersive music and arts experiences to Bloomington and Monroe County.

The grant to Lotus is one of 297 grants that the Lilly Endowment has distributed 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. 

“Lotus is so grateful to be recognized by the Lilly Endowment for the work we do with youth and families in our community,” Lotus Executive Director Tamara Loewenthal said. “This grant offers essential support to help Lotus bring its programming to the community, especially at a time when much of our content must be delivered virtually.”

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.