500K+ LILLY ENDOWMENT INC. AWARDS GRANT TO HELP TECHPOINT FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH
(Indianapolis, Indiana) – A $578,285 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., to be disbursed over three years, will support the implementation of TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s (TPF4Y) new five-year strategic plan. The plan is focused on increasing and broadening experiential programs, growing partnership networks, and strengthening human and financial resources.
“We are honored and grateful to receive this generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.,” said George Giltner, CEO of TPF4Y. “With this funding, we can make significant strides toward increasing access to high-quality STEM education for underserved youth in Indiana. Our mission is to create a more equitable and inclusive STEM education ecosystem, and this grant will play a crucial role in achieving that vision.”
TPF4Y has been at the forefront of inspiring students to pursue careers in the growing STEM sector since 2001. The organization’s goal is to ensure that Indiana’s most underserved K-12 students can access experiential learning opportunities that inspire them to pursue STEM careers. By providing high-quality STEM education, TPF4Y equips Indiana’s next generation with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.
The strategic plan outlines three key areas of focus from 2022 to 2026: Student Impact, STEM Champions, and Resource Engagement, Sustainability, and Growth. With the support of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s grant, TPF4Y aims to deepen its impact on Indiana youth, with a particular emphasis on engaging youth of color, girls, and low-income youth.
The grant will support several key initiatives outlined in the strategic plan, including:
Comprehensive Program Evaluation: TPF4Y will conduct a comprehensive program evaluation to assess the short- and long-term impact of its STEM programs. This evaluation will enable the organization to refine its strategies and ensure maximum effectiveness in fostering student interest and success in STEM fields.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Evaluation: TPF4Y will undergo a DEI evaluation of its programs and organization’s operations to enhance its commitment to promoting equity and diversity in STEM education. By identifying areas for improvement, the organization aims to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.
Financial Sustainability Initiatives: TPF4Y will implement financial sustainability initiatives outlined in the strategic plan, including increasing its endowment to ensure long-term operational funding. The organization will also work to diversify its fundraising income between corporate, individual, and grant sources.
Marketing Initiatives: TPF4Y will invest in marketing initiatives to support program expansion and raise awareness of its mission. By increasing its visibility, TPF4Y aims to attract additional partners and supporters who share its commitment to promoting STEM education for all Indiana students.
With the support of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s grant, TPF4Y will continue to build on its proven track record of providing Indiana students with the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. By inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals, TPF4Y aims to position Indiana as a global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment.
To learn more about TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s mission and to make a contribution, please visit the TechPoint Foundation for Youth website.
About TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y):
TPF4Y is the leader in STEM education efforts for the state of Indiana and has been inspiring students through STEM programming since 2001. The organization’s mission is to ensure that Indiana’s most underserved K-12 students can access experiential learning opportunities that inspire them to pursue STEM careers. TPF4Y’s programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, supplementing classroom learning and equipping students with critical 21st-century skills. The organization prioritizes serving youth of color, girls, and low-income youth and is committed to promoting equity and diversity in STEM education.
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