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Application Process

2016 Applications Now Available


Click here for the link to the SYPF Program Grant application.


Click here for the link to the 2016 SYPF Guidelines, Program Categories, Submission Instructions and FAQs.


Click here to download the Lilly Endowment Capital Funds application.


The deadline for all proposals for 2016 funding is noon on Friday, December 4, 2015. For consideration by Lilly Endowment, applicants must also print and submit ONE original and one copy of the 2016 Grant Application AND two copies of the following:

  • Organization budget

  • Board list (single-sided with board member occupations, telephone numbers and officers)

  • 501(c)(3) Determination Letter for applicant or sponsor.

Mail the items listed above to:
Barbara S. DeHart
Lilly Endowment Inc.
2801 N. Meridian St.
PO Box 88068
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068


Meeeting Materials from the SYPF Orientation held on October 27, 2015.


General Session:


Building a Strong Summer Program through Community Partnships:


The Fund Raising School:


Fast Facts about

SYPF in 2015



Number of SYPF partner funders.



Number of programs receiving funding.



Estimated number of youth participating in 2014 SYPF funded programs.



Total partner funding for the 2015 summer.