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Lilly’s Gift VIII 2:1 Match to Build the Community Funds

Your donation of any size triples! 

Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation founded by members of the Eli Lilly family, is providing an exciting match – GIFT VIII – to help Marshall County build our Community Funds.

From now through December 31, 2025, Lilly Endowment Inc. will match all gifts to the MCCF Community Fund with two dollars for every dollar we receive, up to $750,000.  

Unrestricted endowment funds, wdonate now logoe call them Community Funds, are the most flexible and responsive funds at MCCF in addressing current and emerging needs. Grants from Community Funds support projects focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation, building quality of life and the environment.

The first grants from unrestricted funds at MCCF were awarded in 1995; since then MCCF has awarded over $5.4 million in total grants to the community from these funds alone. The growth of unrestricted funds now enables MCCF to award more than $290,000 in unrestricted fund grants on an annual basis. As the MCCF Community Funds grow, so does the power to support innovative and collaborative projects working to make Marshall County a better place to live, work and play.

Your gift maximizes this remarkable opportunity to help Marshall County take flight!

You can learn more about Lilly Endowment Inc. and the details of the GIFT VIII match opportunity here.


  • Make a gift or an irrevocable pledge to the Foundation’s Community Fund before December 31, 2025. Irrevocable pledges must be paid by December 31, 2027.
  • Lilly Endowment Inc. will match that gift with $2 for every $1, tripling its value. For example, your $100 gift will draw $200 in matching dollars—a total benefit of $300 to support Marshall County communities!


  • Give online by credit card by clicking here.
  • Give by check, noting “GIFT VIII” in the memo line. Mail to PO Box 716, 2680 Miller Drive, Suite 120, Plymouth, IN, 46563, or stop by during office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Gifts of IRA assets, appreciated stock or life insurance are welcome. Discuss various giving options with your financial planner or have them contact us at 574.935.5159.
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