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

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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

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