The Saint Meinrad Young Adult Initiative is funded by a generous grant from the Indianapolis based Lilly Endowment Inc., a private philanthropic foundation.

The Lilly Endowment’s primary aim in religion is to deepen and enrich the religious lives of American Christians, principally by supporting efforts that enhance the vitality of congregations.

Embracing Traditions, Engaging New Ideas

The Lilly Foundation Young Adult Initiative supports the establishment of innovation hubs at 12 colleges, universities and seminaries around the nation to help congregations design and launch new ministries with young adults, ages 23 to 29. The organizations are located in 10 states and the District of Columbia and reflect diverse Christian traditions: Mainline Protestant, evangelical and historic African American denominations, as well as Roman Catholic, Orthodox and independent congregations.