The far eastside of Indianapolis has struggled for decades with declining school performance, increased crime, fewer employers and insufficient housing options. Yet, at the same time, there are many community organizations who are dedicated to working together to improve the quality of life in this once-thriving area of Indianapolis.
In 2015, the Glick Family Foundation began exploring the idea of focusing community leadership and philanthropic investments around a concentrated effort. The result was the Far Eastside Success Initiative.
The far eastside of Indianapolis has significant historical and emotional meaning to the Glick family and company. The Gene B. Glick Company was headquartered on the far eastside for decades, and the Glick family spent many years living in the community. Carriage House East, one of the largest Glick Housing Foundation communities, is located on the far eastside.
Glick Philanthropies envisions the far eastside of Indianapolis as a community of opportunity and success for all.
The mission of the Far Eastside Success Initiative is to lead and support coordinated efforts that break the cycle of poverty by creating youth, family and community success on the far eastside of Indianapolis.