Arts & Culture Endowment Fund
As a part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) Community Foundation initiative, the Ripley County Community Foundation has received $100,000 from a Board Engagement Grant. $50,000 of those dollars have been earmarked to create and promote an Arts & Culture Endowment (permanent) Fund.
The endowment fund will expand the arts and/or establish diversified and inclusive programs that offer widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation of culturally significant places, beliefs, and traditions across Ripley County. Thus, the funding received from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be used to provide matching donations to support the new endowed fund. Donations into the endowed fund will be eligible for a $1:$1 match. A total of $50,000 in matching funds is available on a first come, first served basis.