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Glick Philanthropies Grants $3.95 Million to Nonprofit Organizations

Four people stock the shelves of a food pantry

In 2020, one in 10 people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity. By 2022, that number rose to one in eight. Food bank partners report serving record levels of community members in 2023. While need continues to rise, tools to address that need have diminished.

Glick Philanthropies recently granted $3,950,000 to nonprofit organizations, including nearly $1 million to support food access and basic needs.

"A wide range of temporary COVID-era programs made more food and disposable income available to struggling households. Nearly all of those initiatives have now ended," said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. "We will focus on addressing the challenges of food insecurity at a neighborhood level through targeted, innovative grantmaking partnerships."

The following nonprofit organizations received grants to improve access to basic needs in Indiana and Kentucky. 

  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana: General operating support (year one of three)
  • Dare to Care Food Bank: General operating support (year one of three)
  • Gleaners Food Bank: General operating support (year one of three)
  • Indiana Diaper Bank: Improving access to diapering essentials
  • Midwest Food Bank: General operating support
  • Second Helpings: General operating support (year one of three)
“United with others, we optimize equitable access to nutritious food for people facing hunger and strive to overcome the conditions causing food insecurity,” said Fred Glass, president & CEO of Gleaners. “With Glick Philanthropies’ support, we’re able to deepen our programs to better support residents who are food insecure, including the far eastside communities we both serve.”

For the eighth year, Glick Philanthropies also administered the Glick Community Relief Fund – an apartment property-nominated grant program focused on increasing healthy food access, expanding accessible transportation, connecting community members to utility assistance, and prioritizing mental health support. Eighty-four Community Relief Fund grants totaling $652,500 were distributed to nonprofit organizations across the country where Gene B. Glick Company managed proprieties are located.

2024 Community Relief Fund Grantees

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Florida

  • Men2Boys, Inc.

Georgia

  • Mixed Greens Savannah Incorporated

Illinois

  • Northeast Community Fund
  • Youth With A Positive Direction

Indiana

  • Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc.
  • Beacon, Inc.
  • Bethel Family Worship Center
  • Birth to Five
  • Bridges for Life
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities - Diocese of Gary Food Pantry
  • Changing Footprints, Inc.
  • CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
  • Community Action of Northeast Indiana d/b/a Brightpoint
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
  • Community Services of Northwest Indiana
  • Crooked Creek Food Pantry Inc.
  • DeKalb County Council on Aging
  • Eagle Creek Church of Christ
  • Beech Grove Senior Center (Elton H. Geshwiler Beech Grove Senior Citizens Center)
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek
  • Federated Church
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
  • Food Finders Food Bank
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Healing Hands Outreach Center
  • Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana
  • Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation
  • HOPS Heart of Charity
  • Human Services, Inc.
  • Indy Hunger Network
  • Jewish Family Services (at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc)
  • LifeSpan Resources, Inc.
  • Marwood Baptist Church
  • New Hope for Families
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (three grants serving Bloomington, Bedford, and Clark County)
  • REAL Services, Inc.
  • RSVP Volunteer Center of Daviess County, IN
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
  • Seton Harvest
  • Seymour Harvest Church
  • Shelby Senior Services, Inc.
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  • St. Vincent de Paul, Indianapolis Council
  • The Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC)
  • The Pax Center
  • The Salvation Army Eagle Creek
  • The Salvation Army Jackson County Service Extension Unit
  • The Salvation Army of Northwest Indiana, Porter County Corps
  • Tri-State Food Bank
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Inc.

Kentucky

  • Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society
  • Cathedral of Christ the King Christians in Community Service
  • Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
  • God’s Pantry Food Bank
  • Lighthouse Promise, Inc. DBA Lighthouse Academy at Newburg

Michigan

  • AgeWell Services of West Michigan
  • Beacon of Hope Family Care Center
  • Good News Kitchen of St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Michigan State University Extension - Health and Nutrition Institute
  • Senior Neighbors
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

Missouri

  • Refuge Family Church, Inc
  • St. Louis Area Foodbank

North Carolina

  • Crisis Control Ministry
  • Love Out Loud

Ohio

  • Connecting Kids To Meals
  • Inter Parish Ministry, Inc.
  • Making A Difference of Northwest Ohio, Inc
  • Milford Miami Ministry

Virginia

  • Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days
  • First Baptist Church South Hill - Food Pantry
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
  • Henry County Food Pantry
  • New Vision Youth Services Inc.
  • Parents Against Bullying
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
  • Southern Area Agency on Aging

In addition to grants focused on supporting basic needs and food access, Glick Philanthropies provided grants to the following organizations.

Expanding Equitable Opportunities in the Arts

The following are part of Glick Philanthropies’ partner portfolio of organizations increasing equitable arts opportunities for Indianapolis youth. These organizations received general operating support grants for year two of three (contingent on continued alignment).
Other arts organizations receiving grants:

Increasing Economic Mobility

Closing Education Achievement Gaps

Strengthening Jewish Cultural Life

In May, Glick Philanthropies announced grants totaling $550,000 to organizations focused on supporting a healthy democracy by protecting civil rights and liberties; strengthening local journalism; and ensuring accessible, free, and fair elections.

About Glick Philanthropies

Glick Philanthropies is an Indianapolis-based family of charitable initiatives dedicated to building community and creating opportunity that empowers every person to reach their full potential. Glick Philanthropies includes Glick Family Foundation, Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and the Glick Fund at Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, we have awarded $320 million to charitable causes in Central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company operates.