Lilly and the Lilly Foundation stand united in our intent to create a more diverse, equitable
and inclusive culture within our company and our communities. Lilly and the Lilly Foundation
have created a Racial Justice Initiative to help drive meaningful change within our company and
our community. As part of our community efforts, we commit to bringing people and organizations
together to acknowledge racial inequity in its many forms and create a call to action for
Lilly pledges to further increase the current representation of African Americans from
approximately 10% to 13%.
Focus Area: Workplace
Lilly has been working for more than a half-decade to build a stronger, more diverse culture and
we’ve made progress, but we recognize there is more we can do. We pledge to further increase the current representation of African Americans from approximately 10% to 13% in our U.S. workforce to align more closely with the demographics, nationally, of the patients and communities we serve. This won’t
happen overnight, but we have the strategies in place—and we’re accelerating progress—to get
Lilly will double the annualized spend with African American suppliers and vendors over the next
Focus Area: Prosperity
Our Racial Justice Initiative aims to help drive equity—creating interventions and solutions to
provide specific opportunities to level the playing field and create more equality. Within the
company, one area we aim to improve is our supplier diversity, by doubling the annualized spend
with African American suppliers and vendors over the next two years.
The Lilly Foundation and Cummins Foundation commit a total of $500,000 to the Indianapolis Urban
League to invest in African American-owned businesses and entrepreneurship.
Focus Areas: Prosperity
The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and the Cummins Foundation have each granted the Indianapolis
Urban League $250,000 to establish an Entrepreneurship Center to provide impactful programming and
support to African American entrepreneurs in Indianapolis. Through these grants, the Indianapolis
Urban League will aid aspiring African American entrepreneurs in developing effective businesses,
enable existing African American entrepreneurs to grow, and create jobs for minorities in
Lilly invests $1 million to Lynx Capital Corporation for growth capital for African American-owned
Focus Areas: Prosperity
Lilly aims to invest in initiatives and actions to create more fairness and equity for African
Americans. As part of this effort, Lilly will invest $1 million capital to LYNX Capital
Corporation, which provides growth capital to minority-owned businesses in Indiana. This
investment will enable LYNX to provide more assistance to minority-owned businesses.
Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.