Glick Philanthropies’ Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has adversely impacted communities around the world. Now, more than ever, we must help those in need in the communities where we live and work. That’s why we are using our resources to support individuals and families who are affected directly and indirectly by the COVID-19 crisis.
Glick Community Relief Fund
In July 2021, Glick Philanthropies announced $830,000 to 106 organizations across 12 states supporting residents and neighbors of Glick communities in response to the pandemic. A strong community requires access to safe, affordable housing, programs to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors and initiatives that deepen our connection through the arts. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, there are many organizations upholding these pillars and supporting communities through times of hardship. Through the Glick Community Relief Fund, we are proud to do our part by helping organizations make a difference in the lives of individuals and families that have been affected by the pandemic.
Full Grantee List
The Glick Community Relief Fund grantees include:
Big Bend Homeless Coalition
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
Economic Opportunity for Savannah-Chatham County Area Inc.
Youth With A Positive Direction
Area 10 Agency on Aging
Beech Grove Senior Center
Bethel Family Worship Center
Birth to Five
Bluffton Church of God
Cancer Services of Grant County
Cathedral Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Fort Wayne
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
City Church Healing Hands Outreach Center
City of La Porte TransPorte
Columbus Salvation Army
Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc. d/b/a Brightpoint
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc
County Line Church of Good Food Pantry
Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek
Federated Church of West Lafayette
Food Finders Food Bank
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
Greater Hammond Community Services
Hawthorne Community Center
Hilltop Neighborhood House
Human Services, Inc.
Hunger Inc. Food Pantry
Indy Urban Acres, a project of The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. – Jewish Family Services
Johnson County Senior Services
Kiwanis Club of Richmond Foundation, Inc.
Lafayette Urban Ministry
Lifespan Resources, Inc.
Little Sisters of the Poor, Indianapolis
Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation
Mental Health America-Wabash Valley Region
Mental Health Awareness of Michiana
Mozel Sanders Foundation
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc.
Purdue Extension – Daviess County
Purdue Extension – Knox County
Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program
REAL Services, Inc.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess Co. IN, Inc.
Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi Church: Outreach Ministry
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
Seymour Harvest Church
Shelby County St. Vincent de Paul Society
Soul Food Project
South Central Community Action Program
The Gateway Hunger Relief Center
The Grant County Rescue Mission
The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center
The Salvation Army Jackson County Service Extension Unit
The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana
Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Inc.
Action Ministries, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Louisville
Dare to Care, Inc.
Eastern Area Community Ministries, Inc.
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
God’s Pantry Food Bank
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Ministries United of South Central Louisville, Inc.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky Council
Tates Creek Christian Church – We Care Store
AgeWell Services of West Michigan
Beacon of Hope Family Care Center
Grand Rapids Urban League
Senior Neighbors, Inc.
St. Joseph, St. Johns Michigan Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Salvation Army Genesee County
Hazelwood Baptist Church
Refuge Family Church, Inc.
Bless the Family Outreach of North Carolina Inc.
Guiding Institute for Developmental Education (GIDE)
Inter Parish Ministry Food Pantry)
Milford Miami Ministry
St. Joan of Arc – St. Vincent de Paul
Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days
Healthy Chesapeake, Inc.
Local Office on Aging, Inc.
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Southern Area Agency on Aging
Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Running Rebels Community Organization
Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin, Inc.
The Racine County Food Bank
Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.
Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund
To address the needs of local nonprofits, Central Indiana Community Foundation, through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation, donated $500,000 as a founding partner to the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. The fund supports organizations serving families and individuals in need due to the pandemic. The critical needs are in the areas of:
- Childcare for healthcare workers and first responders;
- Food access for those struggling to make ends meet;
- Homeless and shelter care that allows for safe health practices;
- Strengthening access to resources for seniors and immigrants; and
- Disaster planning and infrastructure support to connect people to services.
Indianapolis E-Learning Fund
With all Indiana schools closed the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, students, families, teachers and school districts are making plans for full-scale e-learning. Glick Philanthropies, along with other local foundations and corporations partnered together to launch the Indianapolis E-Learning Fund. The fund will address four priority areas to help school districts implement solutions through:
- Technology access: Support for Marion County traditional public, public charter and innovation network schools to address short-term needs for accessing technology and internet connectivity for students from low-income families and for students who live in communities with unreliable access to the internet.
- County-wide-e-learning strategy: Support for the development of a county-wide strategy for e-learning that will identify supports needed and address both immediate and long-term needs.
- County-wide social-emotional learning strategy: Support for the development of a county-wide strategy for social-emotional learning needs for students, both while at home and upon their transition back to the school building.
- Statewide e-learning lab: Support for the launch of an e-learning lab for all schools in the state. The lab will provide early e-learning adopters a platform for sharing best practices with all schools, as well as professional development opportunities to support teachers and administrators. The lab will also equip students and families with the necessary tools for the successful implementation of remote learning.
Glick Community Relief Fund
In May 2020, Glick Philanthropies announced $821,600 to 107 organizations supporting residents and neighbors of Glick communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A strong community means access to safe, affordable housing, programs to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, and initiatives that deepen our connection through the arts. Many of our neighbors face challenges associated with the coronavirus, but there are organizations doing heroic work to help. We’re proud to support these organizations through the Glick Community Relief Fund so they can continue to build community and create opportunity.
Full Grantee List
The Glick Community Relief Fund grantees include:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend (Tallahassee)
Broward County 4-H (Davie)
Capital Area Community Action Agency (Tallahassee)
Feeding South Florida (Pembroke Park)
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia (Savannah)
Economic Opportunity Authority (Savannah)
Decatur Township (Decatur)
Youth with a Positive Direction (Decatur)
Alternatives Incorporated (Anderson)
Anchor House, Inc. (Seymour)
Area 10 Agency on Aging (Ellettsville)
Beech Grove Senior Center (Beech Grove)
Bethel Family Worship Center (Indianapolis)
Birth to Five, Inc. (Richmond)
Bluffton Church of God (Bluffton)
Caregiver Companion (Lafayette)
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions (Indianapolis)
Communities in Schools of Wayne County (Richmond)
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (Fort Wayne)
Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc. (Bloomington)
Concord Neighborhood Center (Indianapolis)
County Line Church of God (Auburn)
Crooked Creek Food Pantry, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Daviess County Partnership Inc. (Connections) (Washington)
DeKalb Community Impact Corporation (Auburn)
Eagle Creek Church of Christ/Joseph Plan Pantry (Indianapolis)
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (Indianapolis)
Federated Church (West Lafayette)
First Christian Church (Highland)
Food Bank of Northern Indiana (South Bend)
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana (Merrillville)
Food Finders Food Bank (Lafayette)
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (Indianapolis)
Greenwood Community Schools (Greenwood)
Helping Hands (Bluffton)
Helping His Hands Disaster response (Vincennes)
Hope Southern Indiana (New Albany)
Hunger Inc. Food Pantry (Indianapolis)
Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County (Franklin)
Jewish Family Services (Indianapolis)
John Boner Neighborhood Centers (Indianapolis)
Johnson County Senior Services (Franklin)
Lafayette Urban Ministry (Lafayette)
Lakeview Church (Indianapolis)
LifeSpan Resources, Inc. (New Albany)
LifeStream Services (Yorktown)
Lighthouse Assembly of God (Richmond)
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (Indianapolis)
Monroe County United Ministries (Bloomington)
Patachou Foundation Inc (Indianapolis)
Phalen Leadership Academy at School #103 (Indianapolis)
Project Home Indy (Indianapolis)
Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (Bedford)
REAL Services, Inc. (South Bend)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess Co. IN Inc. (Washington)
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana (Muncie)
Servant’s Heart of Indy, Inc. (Indianapolis)
Seton Harvest (Evansville)
St. Margaret’s House (South Bend)
St. Vincent de Paul (Indianapolis)
SWIRCA & More (Evansville)
The Blessed Portion Ministries (Garrett)
The Grant County Rescue Mission (Marion)
The Refuge, Inc. (Greenwood)
The Salvation Army (Columbus)
The Salvation Army Jackson County Service Extension (Indianapolis)
Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County (Valparaiso)
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services (Fort Wayne)
Whitely Community Council (Muncie)
YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Center (Vincennes)
Action Ministries, Inc. (Covington)
Catholic Charities – The Sister Visitor Center (Louisville)
Dare to Care, Inc. (Louisville)
Eastern Area Community Ministries (Louisville)
Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, Inc. (Elizabethtown)
God’s Pantry Food Bank (Lexington)
Master Provisions: Isaiah House Ministries/Ludlow Food Pantry (Florence)
Ministries United of South-Central Louisville, Inc. (Louisville)
SeniorCare Experts (Louisville)
Tates Creek Christian Church, We Care Ministry (Lexington)
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)
Beacon of Hope Family Care Center (Saint Johns)
Catholic Charities Center for Hope (Flint)
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (Flint)
Senior Neighbors, Inc. (Grand Rapids)
St. Vincent de Paul – St. Johns (Saint Johns)
Hazelwood Baptist Church (Hazelwood)
Refuge Family Church (OFallon)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis (St Louis)
St. Louis Area Foodbank (Bridgeton)
Bless the Family Outreach of North Carolina Inc. (Winston-Salem)
Guiding Institute for Developmental Education (Winston-Salem)
Connecting Kids to Meals (Toledo)
Inter Parish Ministry (Cincinnati)
Milford Miami Ministries (Milford)
St. Joan of Arc – St. Vincent de Paul (Toledo)
Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days (Chesapeake)
Community Storehouse (Ridgeway)
Healthy Chesapeake (Chesapeake)
Local Office on Aging, Inc. (Roanoke)
Mercy Chef (Portsmouth)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Alexandria)
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk)
Southern Area Agency on Aging (Martinsville)
Hunger Task Force, Inc. (Milwaukee)
Racine County Project Emergency, Inc. (Racine)
Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc. (Racine)
Professional Development for Educators on E-Learning & Social-Emotional Learning
Glick Philanthropies has awarded The Mind Trust $25,000 to fund professional development for educators focused on e-learning, social-emotional learning, and self-care. After school buildings closed abruptly in March, many shifted quickly to e-learning. Through its work as a founding partner of the Indianapolis E-Learning Fund, The Mind Trust has learned that teachers and school leaders are highly interested in professional development that can help them adapt and prepare for a school year that could see additional, extended periods of virtual instruction.
Glick Relief Fund
Glick Philanthropies is pledging up to $1 million to help Gene B. Glick Company team members affected by the coronavirus through the Glick Relief Fund. The Glick Relief Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. These funds are being made available specifically for team members and their families, up to a maximum of $2,000 per family, if they are adversely impacted by the coronavirus.
Glick Gives 2-to-1 Match
Glick Gives matches qualified charitable contributions from Gene B. Glick Company team members to nonprofit organizations. Regularly, contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Glick Family Foundation. The Glick Gives program allows Glick team members to support the causes they care about in the communities where they live and work. Given the increased demand of social service organizations and the financial hit many nonprofit organizations are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus, Glick Gives is offering a 2-to-1 match on all contribution match requests submitted by Gene B. Glick company team members.
Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
As the community abides by the stay-at-home order, thousands of artists and arts organizations have had to cancel events and close their doors. In partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Glick Philanthropies has donated $50,000 to the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The fund is designed to assist local artists and arts organizations impacted by this crisis. Learn More.