Funding for RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY is provided by Lilly Endowment Inc. with additional support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, and the Estate of William J. Carter.
The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. was founded in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. The Endowment is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location, and is devoted to the causes of religion, education and community development.
Now the country’s largest single funder in the field of American religion, the Endowment supports a wide variety of efforts that strive to ensure a quality ministry for the future and build vital and healthy congregations. It also funds projects designed to promote informed dialogue about religion in American life, generate new knowledge, communicate fresh insights, and renew and sustain vital institutions of American Christianity.
Mutual of America Life Insurance Company was founded in 1945 to provide retirement products and insurance coverage to employees of nonprofit organizations. Today, Mutual of America continues to offer these and other financial products and services to the nonprofit sector as well as to the for-profit sector, applying a service and support structure developed over 59 years. With headquarters in New York, a National Telecommunications Center in Florida and 36 regional offices throughout the United States, Mutual of America and its affiliated companies are well positioned to offer, through salaried representatives, products and services to help meet the pension, retirement, and long-range savings needs of various organizations and their employees as well as those of individuals.
CPB, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, promotes non-commercial public telecommunications services (television, radio, online, and digital) for the American people. CPB provides financial support and a variety of services and programming, and ensures that stations can exchange program materials through a national system of interconnection. CPB initiatives seek ways to help public television and radio stations serve their communities more efficiently and effectively.
As a major source of funding for public television and radio programming, CPB makes possible diverse and innovative programs that are educational and locally relevant. Operating within Congressionally-prescribed guidelines, CPB gives grants to organizations and to individual producers for the production or acquisition of new programs for public radio and television.