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Glick Philanthropies grants over $370K to help individuals, families meet basic needs

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Total multiyear Helping Those in Need investment crosses $1.2M mark in U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 16, 2019) – Glick Philanthropies announced today more than $370,000 in grants to support organizations focused on providing basic needs, including food, transportation, clothing and emergency shelter. The announcement coincides with World Food Day, a global day of action centered around hunger.

Glick Philanthropies’ Helping Those in Need distributed $370,428 in total grants this year to 66 organizations in 11 states. The annual grant program, previously known as Feeding Those in Need, is part of a broader Glick Philanthropies effort to build community and create opportunity. While the program originally focused on food insecurity, Glick Philanthropies expanded it this year to ultimately help families meet a variety of competing and pressing needs.

“We believe that addressing basic needs helps individuals move toward self-sufficiency,” said David Barrett, vice chair, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Family Foundation, one of the charitable organizations comprising Glick Philanthropies. “It may sound simple, but helping those in need access the basics, like nutritious food, safe housing and reliable transportation, could not be more fundamental or important to many families at this time.”

The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, another one of the charitable organizations that comprises Glick Philanthropies, administered this year’s Helping Those in Need grants. Since its inception in 2016, Helping Those in Need has awarded more than $1.2 million to 110 organizations across 11 states. The program previously awarded $303,745 in grants in 2018, $306,552 in 2017 and $257,856 in 2016.

“The Helping Those in Need grants not only give individuals a much-needed hand up, but they also challenge community organizations to think creatively and long term about equitable opportunity,” said Brian Payne, president and CEO of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). “CICF is proud to partner on Helping Those in Need given Glick Philanthropies’ long history of supporting social service organizations and ensuring individuals can live with dignity.”

The 2019 Helping Those in Need grantees include:


  • Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend (Tallahassee)
  • Capital Area Community Action Agency (Tallahassee)


  • America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (Savannah)
  • Senior Citizens, Inc. (Savannah)


  • God’s Shelter of Love (Decatur)


  • Anchor House (Seymour)
  • Area 10 Agency on Aging (Ellettsville)
  • Bethel Family Worship Center (Indianapolis)
  • Bluffton Church of God (Bluffton)
  • Caregiver Companion (Lafayette)
  • Communities in Schools of Wayne County (Richmond)
  • Community Care of Wells County (Bluffton)
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne)
  • Community Kitchen of Monroe County (Bloomington)
  • Crooked Creek Food Pantry (Indianapolis)
  • Damien Center (Indianapolis)
  • Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry (Indianapolis)
  • Federated Church (West Lafayette)
  • Food Finders Food Bank (Lafayette)
  • George T. Goodwin Community Center (Indianapolis)
  • Gethsemane Church (Fort Wayne)
  • Grant County Rescue Mission (Marion)
  • Greater Hammond (Hammond)
  • Hero Farms (Indianapolis)
  • Indy Hunger Network (Indianapolis)
  • Indy Urban Acres (Indianapolis)
  • Jewish Family Services (Indianapolis)
  • Johnson County Senior Services (Franklin)
  • LifeSpan Resources (New Albany)
  • LifeStream Services (Yorktown)
  • Lighthouse Assembly of God Church (Richmond)
  • Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation (Indianapolis)
  • Mid-Land Meals (Lafayette)
  • North Liberty Christian Church (Indianapolis)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education of Daviess County (Washington)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program of Lawrence County (Bedford)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (West Lafayette)
  • RSVP Volunteer Center (Washington)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (Muncie)
  • Servant’s Heart of Indy (Indianapolis)
  • Shalom Community Center (Bloomington)
  • Alban’s Episcopal Church (Indianapolis)
  • Margaret’s House (South Bend)
  • SWIRCA (Evansville)
  • The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception/St. Vincent de Paul Cathedral Conference (Fort Wayne)
  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope (New Albany)
  • The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Community Center (Indianapolis)
  • The Salvation Army East Chicago, Indiana Corps Community Center (East Chicago)
  • The Salvation Army Service Extension of Jackson County (Seymour)


  • Dare to Care Food Bank (Louisville)
  • Eastern Area Community Ministries (Louisville)
  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (Elizabethtown)


  • AgeWell Services (Norton Shores)
  • His Cup Runneth Over (Saint Johns)
  • Senior Neighbors (Grand Rapids)
  • The Basic Needs Center (Saint Johns)


  • Refuge Family Church (O’Fallon)


  • Inter Parish Ministry (Cincinnati)
  • Milford Miami Ministries (Milford)

South Carolina

  • Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia)


  • Buffalow Family & Friends Community Days (Chesapeake)
  • Healthy Chesapeake (Chesapeake)
  • Local Office on Aging (Roanoke)


  • Racine County Food Bank (Racine)
  • Volunteer Center of Racine County (Mount Pleasant)