Lilly Strengthening Communities

Lilly Strengthening Communities

Lilly has a long, proud heritage of strengthening the communities where we work and live. We do this through giving, volunteering, and focusing on issues that affect our business, such as education. Furthermore, Lilly has a significant impact in its hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States.

At the heart of our efforts to strengthen communities are Lilly employees, who donate not only money, but also their time, energy, expertise, and passion in countless ways. As a company, we actively encourage our employees to volunteer and give, and we develop programs that help them make life better for people around the world.

We partner with the GlobalGiving Foundation to offer Lilly employees across the world a customized website where they can support more than 800 global projects that are helping to advance our corporate responsibility goals in the areas of health, hunger, education, and the environment—and have their donations matched by the Lilly Foundation. Through Lilly Global Giving, our employees may select, contribute to, and follow the progress of global programs that are addressing causes they care about.

As we learn about the needs of people in other countries and support projects that help meet those needs, we will expand our understanding of the world, deepen our empathy for the challenges others face, and become part of a global network that provides solutions beyond medicines.

Content from this campaign

Lilly: A Model for Emergent Philanthropy
We need more of our children graduating high school prepared and motivated to pursue some form of post-secondary education.  This will require many collective actions, including, as I discuss in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, greater investments in early childhood education.     At...
Jun 19, 2015 2:30 PM ET
Lilly: Going to Camp with a NASCAR Driver and an Olympian
Today’s guest post comes from pediatric endocrinologist Andrew Cagle, M.D., medical advisor, Lilly...
Jun 12, 2015 12:30 PM ET
100 Lilly employees selected for Connecting Hearts Abroad
For 100 Lilly employees across 40 different countries, last week was a life altering event. They learned they were selected to be ambassadors in our 2015 Connecting Hearts Abroad program, where our employees serve in communities in need around the world. I can attest to the life-changing nature of the program as I was among the first class of ambassadors in 2011. Now, five years later,...
Mar 12, 2015 4:45 PM ET
Lilly Foundation Furthers Commitment to Education
Taking steps to improve the educational opportunities available to all of the children in our hometown of Indianapolis is a key area of focus for Lilly.  In recent months, we have advocated for the growth of early education opportunities in our home city and advanced our...
Feb 10, 2015 3:10 PM ET
Lilly Oncology On Canvas: An Art Director’s View
Today’s guest blog comes from Anita Chernewski, Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition Director. Since Lilly Oncology On Canvas was first launched 10 years ago, there have been more than 4,400 life stories told through art. I have served as the competition’s art director since its inception in 2004, which means I have had the honor of receiving and experiencing each and every...
Feb 6, 2015 8:45 AM ET