Lilly Strengthening Communities

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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.

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Lilly Invests in Indianapolis Schools
Today’s student might be tomorrow’s scientist or engineer, and as a biopharmaceutical company, we are passionate advocates for education. The Lilly Foundation recently made a $1...
Apr 10, 2014 3:45 PM ET
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In August 2013, Kerry Leyden traveled more than 8,000 miles from the comforts of her native Canada to the unfamiliar landscapes of South Africa. But this wasn’t a holiday excursion. It was an eye-opening, thought-provoking adventure as a Lilly Connecting Hearts Abroad ambassador in a settlement on the outskirts of Cape Town.  It might surprise you to learn that Kerry, who manages Lilly’...
Mar 11, 2014 1:15 PM ET
Building on Lilly's Legacy of Giving
Lilly has a proud legacy of giving back and lifting up that originates with the company’s founder, Colonel Eli Lilly. In 2013, we continued those efforts through a mix of traditional philanthropy and new approaches to help people in need.  Last year, we gave more than $750 million in charitable contributions to help people living in impoverished communities, patients facing financial...
Mar 3, 2014 9:25 AM ET
“Ambassador” Class Preps for International Service
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Feb 26, 2014 2:30 PM ET
STEM Key to Fixing U.S. Manufacturing Slide
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Feb 14, 2014 12:30 PM ET