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Glick Philanthropies awards arts, education grants

(photo courtesy of Early Learning Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Glick Philanthropies has announced nearly $1.5 million in grants to central Indiana organizations. The nonprofit says the recipients focus on arts, creative expression and the Far Eastside Success Initiative.

The organization awards grants to nonprofits on a bi-annual basis where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. 

“Nonprofit organizations have always been a lifeline to members of the communities they serve, and this year, more of our neighbors depend on that lifeline to address the economic challenges presented by the global pandemic,” said David Barrett, vice chairperson, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Family Foundation. “By supporting these nonprofit organizations in their vital work, we are helping create equitable opportunities for our neighbors while ensuring their most fundamental needs are met.”

Organizations receiving grants:

Arts & Creative Expression

  • Heartland Film, Matching Grant
  • Dance Kaleidoscope, New Studio at the Circle City Industrial Complex
  • Indianapolis Arts Council, Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund


  • Early Learning Indiana, General Operating Support
  • Teachers’ Treasures, 2020-2021 COVID-19 Response Plan
  • Teach for America, Information Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; Supply Chain and Logistics; and Health and Life Sciences
  • La Plaza, Tu Futuro Program
  • Christel House Academy, Glick Play Garden for Christel House at Manual
  • Ivy Tech Foundation, Career Coaching and Employer Connections
  • Phalen Leadership Academies, PLA University

Helping Those in Need & Self-Sufficiency

  • Coburn Place, Housing Options and Supportive Services
  • Damar Services, Family Preservation Services Program
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation, Stir It Up! Life Skills in the Kitchen II
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Capacity Building Support
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Survey Technology; CARE Mobile Pantry Program
  • Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, Training
  • Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Homeownership Preparation and Post-Purchase Support
  • John H. Boner Community Center, Virtual Innovation
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids, Operations and Food Hub Feasibility Study
  • Purposeful Design, Workforce Development and Fighting Poverty
  • WE BLOOM, Recovery Café Indy Nutrition and Culinary Program

Far Eastside Success Initiative

  • Community Health Network Foundation, School Nursing at Phalen Leadership Academy @103 and James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy