Jameson Inc. (Jameson Camp) has received a grant of $2.5M through Lilly Endowment Inc.’s latest round of financial sustainability grants to central Indiana charitable organizations.

This grant is one of 13 grants totaling $54.7 million that are designed to help organizations that serve children and youth in central Indiana enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.

Jameson Camp will use the grant to create an endowment, upgrade technology, enhance marketing and brand awareness, revamp development/fundraising strategies, and enhance staff training for executive team-building and coaching.

Jennie Broady, Jameson Camp’s Executive Director said “This grant will be the catalyst needed to launch Jameson Camp’s impact even further into our community. We have been changing lives for over 90 years, and plan to continue to serve those that need it most here in central Indiana. Not only will we increase our reach, but we will be better prepared to connect with families and donors as we upgrade our services and systems, enhance our programs, and help our entire community Get Outside and Grow Inside. We are extremely grateful for Lilly Endowment Inc. and appreciate their commitment to the central Indiana area.”

This is the fifth group of grants Lilly Endowment has made since 2015 that support the long-term sustainability plans of charitable organizations based in central Indiana. Through this effort, Lilly Endowment has made grants totaling nearly $383 million to 62 organizations.

“The grant is designed to help Jameson Camp’s long-term financial strength and resiliency so that it can better weather unexpected and adverse funding changes,” said Ronni Kloth, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for community development. “The grant is not intended to fund ongoing operating support that is essential to meet the day-to-day needs of the children and youth they serve. In fact, we hope our grant helps Jameson Camp attract additional support for this important work.”

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private family foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly Sr., and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. While those gifts remain the financial bedrock of the Endowment, the Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.