Julian Center gets $1 million from Lilly Endowment

Julian Center gets $1 million from Lilly Endowment


INDIANAPOLIS – The Julian Center just got a major boost from the Lilly Endowment.

The $1 million gift was one of ten financial sustainability grants totaling $48 million for Central Indiana human services agencies. The program is meant to help groups that serve vulnerable individuals and families strengthen their financial foundation to enhance their long-term impact.

In that spirit, the Julian Center will use some of their grant to add to their cash reserves for services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The rest will be used to improve technology and security, and support fundraising and outreach efforts.

“On behalf of all of us at The Julian Center, I would like to express our gratitude, not only for this critical funding, but for the longstanding support Lilly Endowment provides to help improve lives throughout our community.” said Catherine O’Connor, The Julian Center president and CEO, in a press release. “The financial stability this grant provides allows us to focus on empowering more survivors and educating future generations in order to end the cycle of violence and abuse. We’re proud that Lilly Endowment is invested in that work.”