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

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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”


  • 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

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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.