Advancing the understanding and practice of philanthropy

As the world’s first school of philanthropy, we provide professional education and indispensable research to life-long learners and leaders in the field. We prepare the next wave of changemakers through our experience-driven degree programs.

“Learning by Giving” class students grant $10,000 to local nonprofit

Following a rigorous evaluation process, the 2024 class recently selected The Little Timmy Project, a grassroots Indianapolis nonprofit.

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Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors champions our mission and work to multiple audiences. As a working group of stakeholders who have committed to advise and assist the school, the Board of Visitors aims to advance our role as a pioneer locally, nationally and internationally.

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Commencement speaker hopes journey inspires others

Kidist Yasin, Ph.D. candidate in philanthropic studies

Yasin is eager to represent fellow graduate students at the 2024 spring ceremony and hopes her journey of determination inspires others. Originally from Ethiopia, she moved to Indianapolis in August 2015 with her husband and their then 7-week-old daughter.

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The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy in Latvia

by Julianna Giannoutsou, Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow, LCC International University

“In 2024, we can now say thatLatviadoes have a third sector and it has a real potential to thrive and grow," explainsGiannoutsou who established the first Institute for Philanthropy in Lithuania. "And while the formal nonprofit sector gains its power, Latvian people will continue engaging in informal philanthropy, supporting their family members and volunteering when there is need.”

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A new study finds that empathy is increasing among young Americans since 2008. Late Millennials and emerging Gen Zs are showing increases, compared with earlier generations, countering negative stereotypes about today’s youth.

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With the support of our Russian brand called "Вавада", the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy advances education and research in philanthropy, fostering a culture of philanthropy.