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Xiaoyun Wang's GIFT Initiative Collection

Identifier: MSS145

Content Description

The majority of the collection contains grant reports from the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (now Indiana Philanthropy Alliance), with the addition of some GIFT newsletters, some summary financial data broken down by community foundation, and historical logs of contacts.


  • 1989 - 2014


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Biographical / Historical

In June 1990, the Lilly Endowment set aside $47.1 million to create a network of community foundations in the state of Indiana. The Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) Initiative included a challenge grant to build endowments for the new community foundations, a challenge grant for operating capital, and some seed money for grants. The initiative seeks to help these community foundations understand their local communities' needs and award grants to address key problems. As of April 2019, GIFT is in phase VII. GIFT VII includes matching fund grants, board engagement grants, and community leadership grants.


1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Xiaoyun Wang donated the materials, used in her dissertation research, during a visit to Special Collections on January 18, 2019.

Separated Materials

Community Foundation annual reports were moved to the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives' searchable annual report collection.


  • "GIFT History," Xiaoyun Wang's GIFT Initiative Collection, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • "Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow." Accessed April 18, 2019.


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Xiaoyun Wang's GIFT Initiative Collection, 1989-2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis IN 46202 USA