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Glick Philanthropies Awards $1.37 Million to Strengthen Nonprofit Organizations Filling System Gaps

Students The Mind Trust 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, January 10, 2023 – Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity – announced grants totaling $1.37 million to organizations in central Indiana focused on supporting arts & creative expression, advancing education, improving connectivity to basic needs, expanding opportunities for economic mobility, and strengthening the Far Eastside of Indianapolis. Including these grants, Glick Philanthropies distributed more than $3.6 million through its Glick Fund at the Central Indiana Community Foundation in 2022. 

“Nonprofit community organizations fill essential gaps in service for members of our community. We cannot excel as a region without well-funded nonprofit organizations,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “We selected this round of grantee partners based on their ability to connect and empower community members and we hope others will support their work by advocating for related issues, providing additional funding, and volunteering valuable time.”

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:

  • Preserving and expanding quality affordable housing that supports lifelong resident success
  • Increasing equitable opportunities in the arts and creative expression
  • Closing access and achievement gaps in early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education
  • Improving connectivity to essential basic needs and opportunities for economic mobility
  • Strengthening the Jewish community and cultural life in Central Indiana

IFF, a multi-year partner of Glick Philanthropies, received a $75,000 grant to leverage the Stronger Nonprofits Initiative (SNI) project subsidy, Real Estate Solutions (RES) coaching, and leadership programming.

“The need for capacity building and infrastructure development for nonprofit organizations is paramount; particularly for BIPOC-led organizations in underserved and under resourced communities,” said Amandula Anderson, managing director of Real Estate Solutions – Indiana at IFF. “In addition to continued capacity building, this grant from Glick Philanthropies enables IFF to leverage the knowledge and leadership cultivated through its Stronger Nonprofits Initiative to further strengthen the ecosystem of BIPOC leaders and nonprofit organizations across the community.”

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

Arts & Creative Expression

  • Arts Council of Indianapolis (Indy Arts Council): General operating support to foster meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive
  • Ascension Living St. Vincent Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): Art commission and installation
  • Indianapolis Jazz Foundation: Educational and community outreach programming
  • Madam Walker Legacy Center: Madam C.J. Walker Bicentennial Legends Mural
  • Morning Brown: Opera…from a Sistah’s Point of View outreach programs
  • The Cabaret: Broadway at The Cabaret series
  • The Oaks Academy: Authors and artists residency program


  • Judah Ministries: Early childhood education scholarships
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (WFYI): Education desk and community engagement
  • Paramount Schools of Excellence: Reaching more underserved youth in Indianapolis
  • Playworks Indiana: Programming and services on the Far Eastside
  • St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center: Teacher support, scholarships, and family engagement for the Gilliatte Building preschool program
  • Stand for Children: A parent-led push for a more just and equitable Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
  • TechPoint Foundation for Youth: STEM Futures for Warren Township
  • The Mind Trust: Advancing educational equity
  • The Oaks Academy: Pre-Kindergarten education center

Basic Needs & Economic Mobility

  • Coburn Place: Housing choices and supportive services
  • Community Health Network Foundation: Health workers serving the Far Eastside of Indianapolis
  • Domestic Violence Network: Restorative Justice Program
  • GroundTruth Project, in partnership with The Indianapolis Star: Covering education in Marion County schools with Report for America
  • IFF: Leveraging Stronger Nonprofits Initiative (SNI) project subsidy, Real Estate Solutions (RES) coaching, and leadership programming
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids: Embedding healthy best practices to prevent childhood obesity and improve health
  • Latinas Welding Guild: Workforce development scholarship
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis: Small Business Façade and Property Improvement Program
  • Naptown United: General operating support to increase equitable access to a youth soccer league
  • P30 Indianapolis: Creating an ecosystem for Far Eastside entrepreneurs via Launch Business in a Box
  • Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me (TR1LM): General operating support for crime prevention and re-entry assistance
  • Women4Change: Investing in the next generation of Hoosier leaders

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About Glick Philanthropies

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives dedicated to building community and creating opportunity so every person can reach their full potential. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, Glick Housing Foundation, Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded more than $300 million to charitable causes in Central Indiana and communities where the Glick Company operates.