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Glick Philanthropies Stands with Ukraine

More than four million Ukrainians have already fled their country as the war enters its second month. To support Ukrainian refugees and the organizations providing humanitarian aid, Glick Philanthropies will match new donations to the Jewish Federations of North America’s Crisis in Ukraine Fund up to $25,000 and we encourage others to contribute to the cause.  

One hundred percent of your critical dollars will go toward relief efforts through Jewish Federations of North America partners’ vital humanitarian efforts that are serving all Ukrainians, not only those who are Jewish. Those partnerships include The Jewish Agency for Israel, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), World ORT, United Hatzalah, and Hillel International. 

Here are some of the ways your dollars will be used: 

  • Significantly increasing the state of Israel’s preparation and resources directed at smoothing the Aliya process for the thousands of Ukrainian refugees currently trying to reach the Jewish state. 
  • Jewish organizations currently on the ground in Ukraine to give Ukrainian Jews the chance to move to Israel. 
  • Providing food, water, medicine, emergency medical treatment, mental health support and counseling, and security to thousands of Ukrainian refugees at camps across Europe. 
  • Direct assistance for Jewish students in Ukraine or Ukrainian refugees who have fled the country. 
  • Meeting the needs of women and girls in Ukraine with transportation and accommodations if they stay or decide to flee cities under attack. 
  • Bringing direct and continuous financial aid to elderly and forgotten Holocaust survivors who are ill, isolated, and alone and in desperate need of food, medicine, heat, shelter and some loving kindness. 
  • Setting up Wi-Fi hot spots providing Internet access for international relief workers and first responders, as well as for refugees. 

To learn more and donate, visit jfgi.givingfuel.com/ukrainian-crisis-fund 

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Glick Housing Foundation Acquires Seven Affordable Housing Properties Across Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, November 30 – The Glick Housing Foundation today announced the acquisition of seven affordable housing properties in Indiana, including six purchased from Community Reinvestment Foundation. The acquisition is the largest in the history of the Foundation and one of the largest in the state of Indiana for 2021.

With today’s acquisition, the Glick Housing Foundation’s portfolio expands to 42 not-for-profit affordable housing properties with nearly 7,000 units, including more than 3,700 in Indiana. The expansion and preservation of affordable housing is critical, as many Hoosiers are in need with too few affordable rental homes available.

“Safe and stable housing is the bedrock of strong communities,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation.  “As housing prices continue to rise, it is more important than ever that we strive to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals and families. Our investment in these seven properties will enable us to further our mission.”

The acquired properties are located across Indiana, in New Albany, Bedford, Shelbyville, Bloomington, Lebanon, and Indianapolis. Each is designated as affordable housing under the tax credit, Section 8, or another recognized affordable housing property type. Glick Philanthropies will commit additional funds as part of this transaction to ensure that residents are cared for and that the properties continue to be well-maintained.

“Glick’s excellent reputation for property management and resident support made the company a clear choice for this acquisition,” said Dwayne Shaw, Executive Director of Community Reinvestment Foundation. “We were pleased to work with a fellow nonprofit organization focused on affordable housing and headquartered in Indiana for this sale.”

At each acquired property, the Glick Housing Foundation will employ a Service Coordinator – a dedicated employee to help residents navigate community services and build bridges to self-sufficiency. Over the past decade, Service Coordinators have assisted over 50,000 residents and helped them obtain benefits and supports totaling more than $110 million in cost savings.

 

About the Glick Housing Foundation

The Glick Housing Foundation is dedicated to the acquisition, development and preservation of quality, affordable housing for low-income residents and is a part of Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. For more information, visit GlickPhilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies Announces Grants Totaling More Than $2.1 Million to 33 Central Indiana Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS, July 28, 2021 – Glick Philanthropies — a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity — announced grants totaling more than $2.1 million to organizations in central Indiana focused on arts & creative expression, education, helping those in need, and self-sufficiency.

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

  • Providing a quality, affordable place to call home
  • Creating vibrant communities through the arts
  • Ensuring children have access to a high-quality education
  • Helping those in need
  • Breaking down barriers to self-sufficiency
  • Empowering the Far Eastside of Indianapolis

“Providing access to basic necessities and empowering people in need are cornerstones for building strong, vibrant communities,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation. “Central Indiana organizations have touched countless lives through their impactful work in the arts, education and self-sufficiency. We’re proud to support their efforts by awarding over $2.1 million through the Glick Fund at CICF, and we look forward to seeing how they will continue building community and creating opportunity for years to come.”

During this cycle, Glick Philanthropies made grants to the following organizations.

  • ArtMix
  • Arts for Lawrence
  • Catholic Charities Indianapolis
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Chalkbeat
  • Circle City Prep
  • Conner Prairie
  • Englewood Community Development Corporation
  • Faith in Indiana
  • Hawthrone Social Services Association
  • IFF
  • Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Indiana Diaper Bank
  • Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation
  • Joy’s House
  • Kids Dance Outreach
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation
  • Marion University
  • Merchants Affordable Housing
  • Nine13sports
  • Promise Prep
  • Second Helpings
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • Stand for Children
  • Step-Up, Inc.
  • Summit Performance
  • The Domestic Violence Network
  • The Julian Center
  • The Mind Trust
  • Young Actors Theatre

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 $235 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.

Glick Philanthropies’ Response to COVID-19

Glick Philanthropies and the Far Eastside Community Break Ground on $2M “Success Center”