Glick Philanthropies Grants Nearly $700,000 to 90 Organizations Ensuring Access to Basic Needs

INDIANAPOLIS, June 28, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity – announced grants totaling $695,600 to 90 organizations across 11 states through the Glick Community Relief Fund.  

This year, 14 Indianapolis-based organizations received grants, including: Bethel Family Worship Center, Crooked Creek Food Pantry, Damien Center, Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indy Hunger Network, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis – Jewish Family Services, Lakeview Church, Martindale Brightwood CDC, One Heart Indiana at Sagamore Institute, Purdue Extension – Marion County, Soul Food Project, St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis, and Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center.  

The Community Relief Fund identified organizations supporting the following basic needs. 

  • Food Access 
  • Transportation  
  • Emergency Shelter 
  • Utility Assistance 
  • Mental Health Support & Social Isolation 
  • Learning Loss 

“Nonprofit organizations ensuring access to basic needs are the backbone of our communities, particularly as we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic and rising inflation,” said Ben Grande, Director of Philanthropy for Glick Philanthropies. “Through the Community Relief Fund, we’re proud to do our part by supporting 90 organizations that are making a difference in the lives of individuals and families.”  

2022 marks the seventh year that Glick Philanthropies has administered its property nominated grant program. Through this initiative, over $3.5 million has been awarded to roughly 225 organizations in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located, including nearly $640,000 to organizations in Indianapolis. This year, food access elevated as the area with the greatest need.  

“Access to food is a basic need that many adults and kids in our community struggle to meet,” said Julie Sondhelm, Clinical Director at Jewish Family Services, the Social Services Department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. “With high inflation, food pantries across the country are seeing increased demand and this grant from Glick Philanthropies helps to support community members so they don’t have to choose between paying their rent or buying groceries.” 

Click below for a full list of 2022 Community Relief Fund grantees.

Community Relief Fund Grantees

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Florida 

  • Be Grei’t Foundation (The Grei’t Life) 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend 
  • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida Inc 
  • Men2Boys, Inc 

Georgia 

  • Forsyth Farmers’ Market Inc. 

Illinois 

  • Northeast Community Fund 
  • Youth With A Positive Direction 

Indiana 

  • Access Johnson County Public Transit / Gateway Services 
  • Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen Count, Inc. 
  • Beacon, Inc. 
  • Bethel Family Worship Center 
  • Birth to Five  
  • Bloomington St. Vincent de Paul serving Monroe County 
  • Bluffton Church of God 
  • Bridges for Life 
  • Caregiver Companion 
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary 
  • CHIRP, Inc 
  • Columbus Salvation Army 
  • Community Action of Southern Indiana 
  • Community Action Program of Evansville 
  • Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. 
  • Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc.  
  • Crooked Creek Food Pantry, Inc., and Indiana not-for-profit corporation 
  • Damien Center, Inc. 
  • Eagle Creek Church of Christ – Joseph Plan Pantry 
  • Elton H. Geshwiler Beech Grove Senior Citizens Center 
  • Federated Church 
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana 
  • Food Bank, Inc. D.B.A. the Gateway Hunger Relief Center 
  • Food Finders Food Bank 
  • Healing Hands Outreach Center, Inc. 
  • Health and Hospital Corporation (Marion County Health Department) – Nutrition Services 
  • Indy Hunger Network 
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. – Jewish Family Services  
  • Johnson County Senior Services 
  • Kiwanis Club of Richmond Indiana Inc. Foundation 
  • Lafayette Urban Ministry 
  • Lakeview Church 
  • LifeSpan Resources, Inc. 
  • LifeStream Services 
  • Martindale Brightwood CDC  
  • Monroe County United Ministries 
  • One Heart Indiana at Sagamore Institute 
  • Operation Love Ministries 
  • Purdue Extension Marion County 
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (Bedford program)
  • Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (Bloomington program)
  • REAL Services, Inc. 
  • RSVP Volunteer Center 
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana 
  • Seymour Harvest Church 
  • Society of St Vincent DePaul Vincennes 
  • Soul Food Project 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis 
  • Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank 
  • The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center 
  • The Salvation Army Jackson County Service Extension Unit 
  • The Salvation Army of Lake County 
  • Tri-State Food Bank, Inc. 
  • YWCA Greater Lafayette 

Kentucky  

  • Catholic Charities Sister Visitor Center 
  • Dare to Care, Inc.  
  • Eastern Area Community Ministries, Inc. 
  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, Inc. 
  • God’s Pantry Food Bank 
  • Lighthouse Promise, Inc. DBA Lighthouse Academy at Newburg 
  • Tates Creek Christian Church – We-Care Store 

Michigan  

  • AgeWell Services of West Michigan 
  • Beacon of Hope Family Care Center 
  • Senior Neighbors 
  • St. Joseph, St. Johns Michigan Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul (DBA – St. Vincent de Paul-St. Johns) 
  • The Salvation Army, Kent County 
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids 

Missouri 

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

North Carolina 

  • Crisis Control Ministry, Inc. 
  • Guiding Institute for Developmental Education (GIDE) 

Ohio 

  • Connecting Kids To Meals 
  • Inter Parish Ministry 
  • Milford Miami Ministry 
  • The CityPark League Resource Group Inc. 

Virginia 

  • Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days  
  • Community Storehouse 
  • Henry County Food Pantry 
  • Rock Church of Virginia Beach 
  • Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia 

Wisconsin  

  • The Racine County Food Bank 
  • Volunteer Center of Racine County (MyRide, EZ-ID and SkillBank programs) 

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 $275 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 GlickPhilanthropies.org.