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

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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


  • 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

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