Glick Philanthropies Grants Quarter Million Dollars to Far Eastside Organizations Increasing Equitable Access to Opportunity

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity – announced grants totaling $250,000 to organizations increasing equitable access to opportunity for community members on the far eastside of Indianapolis. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE): Increasing the vitality of the neighborhood and assisting families to realize their highest potential through increased economic mobility and stability.
  • Far Eastside Collective Impact Council (via Central Indiana Community Foundation): Addressing community needs through a youth leadership academy, employment/resource fairs, resident leadership development, and a mini-grant program.
  • Groundwork Indy: Partnering with opportunity youth ages 16-24 to develop a skilled youth corps, future environmental and conservation leaders, and to build capacity to care for public spaces and enhance the quality of life.
  • Hope Community Development Corporation: Addressing community development through senior housing, a business enterprise center, multifamily affordable housing, an early childcare center, and a community center.
  • Project Free University: Introducing financial literacy, career exploration, apprenticeship, and entrepreneurship to empower opportunity youth and build community.

“The health and success of the far eastside is essential to the health and success of Indianapolis,” said Kendra Nowell, CEO of CAFE. “Glick Philanthropies understands this reality. Their longstanding partnership and dedication to empowering members of the far eastside community supports our mission to provide equitable opportunities to self-sufficiency.”

In 2015, Glick Philanthropies established the Far Eastside Success Initiative to elevate the neighborhood where the Gene B. Glick Company was proudly founded through strategic investments in community leadership. Since the initiative was formed, Glick Philanthropies has invested more than $10.5 million in programs and services that are helping the far eastside succeed.

“For 40 years, we have focused on increasing equitable access to transformational opportunities, with the goal of every person reaching their full potential,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “The far eastside community organizations selected for grants are building community with neighbors and creating opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise. From increasing access to quality affordable housing, to providing financial literacy education, and connecting opportunity youth to workforce skills, these organizations are helping people access what they need for productive and meaningful lives.”

For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

About Glick Philanthropies

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $275 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies Grants $1.87 Million to 34 Organizations Disrupting Inequitable Barriers

INDIANAPOLIS, July 19, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity – announced grants totaling more than $1.87 million to organizations in central Indiana focused on supporting arts & creative expression, advancing education, helping those in need, and promoting self-sufficiency.

“For 40 years, we have focused on increasing equitable access to transformational opportunities, with the goal of every person reaching their full potential,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “The 34 community organizations selected for grants are building community and creating opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise. From protecting core civil rights, to connecting students to career coaching, and immersing children in the arts, these organizations are helping people access what they need for productive and meaningful lives.”

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

  • Providing a quality, affordable place to call home
  • Creating vibrant communities through the arts
  • Ensuring children have access to a high-quality education
  • Helping those in need
  • Breaking down barriers to self-sufficiency
  • Empowering the Far Eastside of Indianapolis

“Support from philanthropic leaders is essential to busting the inequitable barriers to living a life of dignity that too many of our community members face. Especially women,” said Julie Petr, Executive Director of Dress for Success Indianapolis. “Because of Glick Philanthropies’ support, Dress for Success Indianapolis can increase access to vital career services for local women at a time when many are looking to enter the workforce after two years of obstacles.”

During this cycle, Glick Philanthropies made grants to the following organizations.

Arts & Creative Expression

  • Art Mix: Urban Artisans
  • Arte Mexicano en Indiana: L.A.M.P. (Latina/o/x/e) Artist Mentorship Project
  • Butler University: Indianapolis Center for Arts Education & Innovation
  • Discovering Broadway: BIPOC Artist Fund
  • Fractured Atlas: Elevate Indy: Culture, Creativity, Community
  • Indiana Black Expo: Performing Arts Academy
  • Indianapolis Cultural Trail, A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick: Public Art & Cultural Master Plan
  • Kids Dance Outreach: Dance & Arts Education Programs
  • Partnerships for Lawrence: Arts for Lawrence Connects Arts & Community
  • ReAct (Young Actors Theatre): Mercury Rise: A Climate Crisis Play
  • The District Theatre: Hispanic & Latinx Outreach Culminating in “Qaddafi’s Cook”

Education

  • Chalkbeat Indiana: Education Reporting Support
  • Child Advocates: Educational Liaisons
  • EducateME Foundation: Teacher Diversity Initiative
  • Indiana Latino Institute: Education Program
  • Ivy Tech Foundation: Career Coaching & Employer Connections
  • MelanatED Leaders: Operations & Coaching for MelanatED Leaders
  • Providence Cristo Rey College & Preparatory High School: Academic Enrichment & Student Success
  • Warren Arts & Education Foundation: Removing Barriers to Learning

Helping Those in Need & Self-Sufficiency

  • ACLU of Indiana: Protecting Core Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
  • Be Nimble Foundation: Melon Ghost Kitchens & Virtual Restaurant Accelerator
  • Dress for Success: Elevated Access to Employment Services
  • Faith in Indiana: Far Eastside Organizing
  • Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis: Homeless Diversion
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center @ Crooked Creek: The L.A.C.E.: Latino, African Community Engagement Program
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana: CARE Mobile Pantry
  • Grassroot Projects: Service to Immigrant & Refugee Children
  • Indiana Health Fund: Medical Debt Relief
  • Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation: Mobility Access Fund – Workforce Development Pilot
  • John P. Craine House: A Healthier Me
  • The Patachou Foundation: PataSchool
  • Patchwork Indy: Creating a Social Fabric – Advocacy, Assistance, Awareness
  • Reach for Youth: Relationships, Employment Readiness, Accessibility, Collegiate Connections, and Hope (R.E.A.C.H.) Initiative
  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County: Center for Youth Success

For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

About Glick Philanthropies

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $275 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies Grants Nearly $700,000 to 90 Organizations Ensuring Access to Basic Needs

Glick Philanthropies Promotes Director of Philanthropy and Hires Communications Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies promoted Ben Grande to Director of Philanthropy and hired Hannah Riffle as Communications & Engagement Manager to advance Glick Philanthropies’ mission of building community and creating opportunity in Central Indiana and the places where the Gene B. Glick Company operates through grantmaking, stakeholder engagement and cause-related communications.  

“Glick Philanthropies imagines a future where all members of our community are connected and empowered to reach their potential,” said Ryan Brady, Vice President of Glick Philanthropies. “By promoting Ben and hiring Hannah, the Glick Philanthropies team is well-positioned to leverage our time, talent and treasure to support organizations and elevate initiatives that are creating strong, vibrant communities.”  

Ben GrandeThe Gene B. Glick Company also promoted Grande to Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this shared role between the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies, he will work across departments and geographies to carry out the company’s three CSR goals of helping team members and their families reach their goals, creating transformational opportunities for residents, and strengthening the quality of life in the communities served. 

Prior to this promotion, Grande served for five years as the Philanthropy Manager for Glick Philanthropies and the CSR Manager for the Gene B. Glick Company. This May, he completed a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. 

Hannah RiffleAs Communications & Engagement Manager for Glick Philanthropies, Hannah Riffle works closely with board members, grant committees, grantees, foundations, public officials, community leaders and neighborhood representatives to understand challenges, identify potential areas for impact and create effective, action-oriented communications.   

To learn more about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org 

About Glick Philanthropies 

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $275 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org. 

Glick Philanthropies Stands with Ukraine

More than four million Ukrainians have already fled their country as the war enters its second month. To support Ukrainian refugees and the organizations providing humanitarian aid, Glick Philanthropies will match new donations to the Jewish Federations of North America’s Crisis in Ukraine Fund up to $25,000 and we encourage others to contribute to the cause.  

One hundred percent of your critical dollars will go toward relief efforts through Jewish Federations of North America partners’ vital humanitarian efforts that are serving all Ukrainians, not only those who are Jewish. Those partnerships include The Jewish Agency for Israel, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), World ORT, United Hatzalah, and Hillel International. 

Here are some of the ways your dollars will be used: 

  • Significantly increasing the state of Israel’s preparation and resources directed at smoothing the Aliya process for the thousands of Ukrainian refugees currently trying to reach the Jewish state. 
  • Jewish organizations currently on the ground in Ukraine to give Ukrainian Jews the chance to move to Israel. 
  • Providing food, water, medicine, emergency medical treatment, mental health support and counseling, and security to thousands of Ukrainian refugees at camps across Europe. 
  • Direct assistance for Jewish students in Ukraine or Ukrainian refugees who have fled the country. 
  • Meeting the needs of women and girls in Ukraine with transportation and accommodations if they stay or decide to flee cities under attack. 
  • Bringing direct and continuous financial aid to elderly and forgotten Holocaust survivors who are ill, isolated, and alone and in desperate need of food, medicine, heat, shelter and some loving kindness. 
  • Setting up Wi-Fi hot spots providing Internet access for international relief workers and first responders, as well as for refugees. 

To learn more and donate, visit jfgi.givingfuel.com/ukrainian-crisis-fund 

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Glick Housing Foundation Acquires Seven Affordable Housing Properties Across Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, November 30 – The Glick Housing Foundation today announced the acquisition of seven affordable housing properties in Indiana, including six purchased from Community Reinvestment Foundation. The acquisition is the largest in the history of the Foundation and one of the largest in the state of Indiana for 2021.

With today’s acquisition, the Glick Housing Foundation’s portfolio expands to 42 not-for-profit affordable housing properties with nearly 7,000 units, including more than 3,700 in Indiana. The expansion and preservation of affordable housing is critical, as many Hoosiers are in need with too few affordable rental homes available.

“Safe and stable housing is the bedrock of strong communities,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation.  “As housing prices continue to rise, it is more important than ever that we strive to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals and families. Our investment in these seven properties will enable us to further our mission.”

The acquired properties are located across Indiana, in New Albany, Bedford, Shelbyville, Bloomington, Lebanon, and Indianapolis. Each is designated as affordable housing under the tax credit, Section 8, or another recognized affordable housing property type. Glick Philanthropies will commit additional funds as part of this transaction to ensure that residents are cared for and that the properties continue to be well-maintained.

“Glick’s excellent reputation for property management and resident support made the company a clear choice for this acquisition,” said Dwayne Shaw, Executive Director of Community Reinvestment Foundation. “We were pleased to work with a fellow nonprofit organization focused on affordable housing and headquartered in Indiana for this sale.”

At each acquired property, the Glick Housing Foundation will employ a Service Coordinator – a dedicated employee to help residents navigate community services and build bridges to self-sufficiency. Over the past decade, Service Coordinators have assisted over 50,000 residents and helped them obtain benefits and supports totaling more than $110 million in cost savings.

 

About the Glick Housing Foundation

The Glick Housing Foundation is dedicated to the acquisition, development and preservation of quality, affordable housing for low-income residents and is a part of Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies Announces Grants Totaling More Than $2.1 Million to 33 Central Indiana Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28, 2021 – Glick Philanthropies — a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity — announced grants totaling more than $2.1 million to organizations in central Indiana focused on arts & creative expression, education, helping those in need, and self-sufficiency.

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

  • Providing a quality, affordable place to call home
  • Creating vibrant communities through the arts
  • Ensuring children have access to a high-quality education
  • Helping those in need
  • Breaking down barriers to self-sufficiency
  • Empowering the Far Eastside of Indianapolis

“Providing access to basic necessities and empowering people in need are cornerstones for building strong, vibrant communities,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation. “Central Indiana organizations have touched countless lives through their impactful work in the arts, education and self-sufficiency. We’re proud to support their efforts by awarding over $2.1 million through the Glick Fund at CICF, and we look forward to seeing how they will continue building community and creating opportunity for years to come.”

During this cycle, Glick Philanthropies made grants to the following organizations.

  • ArtMix
  • Arts for Lawrence
  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Chalkbeat
  • Circle City Prep
  • Conner Prairie
  • Englewood Community Development Corporation
  • Faith in Indiana
  • Hawthrone Social Services Association
  • IFF
  • Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Indiana Diaper Bank
  • Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation
  • Joy’s House
  • Kids Dance Outreach
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation
  • Marion University
  • Merchants Affordable Housing
  • Nine13sports
  • Promise Prep
  • Second Helpings
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • Stand for Children
  • Step-Up, Inc.
  • Summit Performance
  • The Domestic Violence Network
  • The Julian Center
  • The Mind Trust
  • Young Actors Theatre

For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $235 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies’ Response to COVID-19

Glick Philanthropies Grants $1.4 Million to 22 Community Initiatives Focused on Creative Expression, Education & Helping Those in Need

INDIANAPOLIS, DEC. 3, 2020 – Glick Philanthropies — a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity — announced grants totaling more than $1.4 million to organizations in central Indiana focused on arts & creative expression, education, helping those in need, self-sufficiency, and the Far Eastside Success Initiative.

“Nonprofit organizations have always been a lifeline to members of the communities they serve, and this year, more of our neighbors depend on that lifeline to address the economic challenges presented by the global pandemic,” said David Barrett, vice chairperson, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation and president of the Glick Housing Foundation. “By supporting these nonprofit organizations in their vital work, we are helping create equitable opportunities for our neighbors while ensuring their most fundamental needs are met.”

Glick Philanthropies awards grants on a bi-annual basis to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. During this cycle, Glick Philanthropies made grants to the following organizations.

Arts & Creative Expression

  • Heartland Film, Matching Grant
  • Dance Kaleidoscope, New Studio at the Circle City Industrial Complex
  • Indianapolis Arts Council, Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Education

  • Early Learning Indiana, General Operating Support
  • Teachers’ Treasures, 2020-2021 COVID-19 Response Plan
  • Teach for America, Leadership that Promotes Economic Mobility and Racial Equity through Education
  • La Plaza, Tu Futuro Program
  • Christel House Academy, Glick Play Garden for Christel House at Manual
  • Ivy Tech Foundation, Career Coaching and Employer Connections
  • Phalen Leadership Academies, PLA University

Helping Those in Need & Self-Sufficiency

  • Coburn Place, Housing Options and Supportive Services
  • Damar Services, Family Preservation Services Program
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation, Stir It Up! Life Skills in the Kitchen II
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Capacity Building Support
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Survey Technology; CARE Mobile Pantry Program
  • Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, Training
  • Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Homeownership Preparation and Post-Purchase Support
  • John H. Boner Community Center, Virtual Innovation
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids, Operations and Food Hub Feasibility Study
  • Purposeful Design, Workforce Development and Fighting Poverty
  • WE BLOOM, Recovery Café Indy Nutrition and Culinary Program

Far Eastside Success Initiative

  • Community Health Network Foundation, School Nursing at Phalen Leadership Academy @103 and James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy

For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

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About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $220 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

26 Far Eastside Minority Businesses Receive $5,000 Small Business Recovery Grants from LISC Indianapolis

From LISC Indianapolis:

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 13, 2020) – With financial support from the MJ Insurance, The Clowes Fund, IndyREAL, Glick Philanthropies, Chubb, and the Chase Foundation, LISC Indianapolis launched the third round of Indianapolis Small Business Recovery Grants, this time focusing on businesses located on the Far Eastside. With the help of our partners, today we are excited to announce $5,000 grants to 26 small businesses.

LISC Indianapolis recognizes that small businesses are critical to the health of our economy and community. The impact of COVID-19 has been especially acute for minority, immigrant and women-owned businesses. In this third round of funding, LISC Indianapolis received more than 240 applications from small businesses. With the help of a review committee, twenty-one black-owned businesses and five Latinx-owned businesses located in the Far Eastside were selected to receive the $5,000 grant. All grantees have 10 or fewer employees. Approximately 69% of the grant recipients are women-owned businesses (18 of the 26 businesses) and represented a variety of types of businesses including childcare, retail, food, and personal care services.

In 2020, LISC Indianapolis has awarded $5,000 Small Business Relief Grants to 76 minority, immigrant and women-owned businesses, totaling $380,000.

Round Three Grantees:

A Child Was Born

Arts Skillet

ChiIndy Creationz

Crown of Glory Hair Salon

Designs in a Box

Divine Investment Partners

Estetica Maricruz

Family life Child Care

Freestyle Cupcake Bar

Happy Learning Academy

J&M Discount Merchandise

Jimmies Soulfood & More

Melanin Magic

Ms Marshas Sweets

Nettas Bright Beginnings Child Care

Our Amazing Angels Child Care

Pinkys Sweet Tooth Factory

Panaderia La Moderna

Razor Game

Rjs Tacos and Burritos

Shocks Lawncare and Landscaping

Silver Spoon Events

Sista’s Eatery

SweattBoxx Wellness Center

The Taste of Ty

Wall Street Market

“Due to a high volume of grant applications in previous grant rounds and ongoing small business momentum, we wanted to focus this particular grant round on small businesses operating in the Far Eastside,” said Tedd Grain, Executive Director of LISC Indianapolis. “The resiliency of these women-and-minority-owned enterprises is critical to our economic recovery. We must prioritize investments in our traditionally under-resourced and connected Indianapolis communities.”

At the beginning of 2020, LISC began working with organizations on the Far Eastside to create an Economic Inclusion Agenda to help identify strategies for more inclusive economic and workforce development. Through this process, we learned more about the diverse small business community and also understood that they were being especially hard hit by the pandemic. This dedicated small business recovery grant for this community is one of the early implementation items of the Economic Inclusion Agenda.

Click here for photos of each of the Round Three recipients. Click here for a list of Round 1 grantees, and here for a list of Round 2 grantees. The following organizations participated in the review committee: La Plaza, CICF, Indy Black Chamber, The Ross Foundation, Indy Chamber –Develop Indy, UNEC/ANU, and Far Eastside residents.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis is the local office of a national organization that helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones — good places to live, do business, work, and raise families. By providing capital, technical expertise, training, and information, LISC supports the development of local leadership and the creation of affordable housing; commercial, industrial, and community facilities; businesses; and jobs. In short, we help neighbors build communities.

LISC Media Contact:

Megan Bulla, APR

LISC Indianapolis

317-671-5055

mbulla@lisc.org