Glick Philanthropies Grants Quarter Million Dollars to Far Eastside Organizations Increasing Equitable Access to Opportunity

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity – announced grants totaling $250,000 to organizations increasing equitable access to opportunity for community members on the far eastside of Indianapolis. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE): Increasing the vitality of the neighborhood and assisting families to realize their highest potential through increased economic mobility and stability.
  • Far Eastside Collective Impact Council (via Central Indiana Community Foundation): Addressing community needs through a youth leadership academy, employment/resource fairs, resident leadership development, and a mini-grant program.
  • Groundwork Indy: Partnering with opportunity youth ages 16-24 to develop a skilled youth corps, future environmental and conservation leaders, and to build capacity to care for public spaces and enhance the quality of life.
  • Hope Community Development Corporation: Addressing community development through senior housing, a business enterprise center, multifamily affordable housing, an early childcare center, and a community center.
  • Project Free University: Introducing financial literacy, career exploration, apprenticeship, and entrepreneurship to empower opportunity youth and build community.

“The health and success of the far eastside is essential to the health and success of Indianapolis,” said Kendra Nowell, CEO of CAFE. “Glick Philanthropies understands this reality. Their longstanding partnership and dedication to empowering members of the far eastside community supports our mission to provide equitable opportunities to self-sufficiency.”

In 2015, Glick Philanthropies established the Far Eastside Success Initiative to elevate the neighborhood where the Gene B. Glick Company was proudly founded through strategic investments in community leadership. Since the initiative was formed, Glick Philanthropies has invested more than $10.5 million in programs and services that are helping the far eastside succeed.

“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 far eastside community organizations selected for grants are building community with neighbors and creating opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise. From increasing access to quality affordable housing, to providing financial literacy education, and connecting opportunity youth to workforce skills, these organizations are helping people access what they need for productive and meaningful lives.”

For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

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.