GLICK PHILANTHROPIES GRANTMAKING
Glick Family Foundation
The Glick Family Foundation invests in organizations that enhance education, self-sufficiency and quality of life in central Indiana and beyond. Established in 1982 by Indianapolis philanthropists Eugene and Marilyn Glick, the Foundation is one of the most active family foundations in Indiana and has awarded over $185 million to organizations including the Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, TeenWorks and many more.
The Glick Family Foundation became a way for Gene and Marilyn — and now their children and grandchildren — to give back to the communities they love so much.
The Board of Trustees of the Glick Family Foundation directs all community investments and advises two donor-advised funds:
The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of philanthropic organizations and programs in central Indiana, particularly those benefiting the arts, cultural and civic causes, education, self-sufficiency and basic needs. The Glick Fund at CICF also supports initiatives aimed at elevating the quality of life in central Indiana, including through its $18 million gift to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, an asset connecting core neighborhoods of Indianapolis and driving urban economic development.
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The Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI)
As descendants of some of the earliest Jewish families in Indiana, Eugene and Marilyn Glick established the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis in 1982. The Glick Fund supports local organizations, agencies and programs that serve Indianapolis’ Jewish community and strengthen the city’s Jewish cultural life.
Some of the organizations that have benefited from these funds include:
- Jewish Family Services at The Reuben Center
- Jewish Community Center (JCC)
- Hooverwood Nursing Home
- Jewish Community Relations Council
Like so many other beneficiaries of the Glicks’ giving, the Jewish Federation benefited from Gene’s extensive building experience, as well as his vision for long-term sustainability. In the late 1990’s, when the Glicks provided the lead gift for renovations of the JCC campus, Gene established a maintenance endowment to support building maintenance for generations to come.
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