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CICF News / 2011 / November / News Post
November 16, 2011
The Glick Fund Announces $1.6M in Grants

Indianapolis, IN - The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has announced grants to 27 local organizations totaling $1.6 million. Grants range from $5,000 to $250,000 and include gifts to central Indiana not-for-profits with a focus in one of four areas: arts, education, human needs and the alleviation of suffering, and self-sufficiency and job skills.   See a list of the grants made.

The Glick Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes. The Fund has awarded over $30 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations to date.

Focus on Immediate and Future Needs
Grants to organizations including The Indiana Repertory Theatre and Herron High School reflect the Fund’s traditional focus on the arts and education and its desire to make transformative gifts that will build capacity and increase an organization’s reach.

However, this year’s grants to organizations including Dayspring Center, a central Indiana emergency shelter that provides clothing and three meals a day for homeless families with children, reflect a heightened sensitivity to increased demand due to the economic struggles central Indiana continues to face.

“Through research, meeting with organizations and information they’ve shared on their applications, we’ve learned that organizations have been forced to turn away entire families in need. Some are now serving people who were once their donors,” said Marilyn Glick, founder of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and chairwoman of The Glick Fund. “While our grants are still very strategic in nature, we are also acutely aware of the explosion in demands for basic human needs.”

The Glick Fund advisors also continue to focus on organizations, programs and opportunities that are supportive of CICF’s Community Leadership Initiatives: College Readiness and Success, Inspiring Places and Family Success. “Our vision is to make central Indiana a ‘top 10’ community of choice by improving our educational attainment, increasing our self-sufficiency and ensuring everyone has access to art, beauty and nature everyday,” said Brian Payne, President and CEO, CICF. “Because we share the same goals with The Glick Fund advisors, we are able to identify and match the Fund’s community impact goals with targeted organizational and programmatic funding. By working in this type of partnership, we’re able to expand both the Fund’s ability to transform the community as well as our own.”
 

 

About The Glick Fund
The Glick Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. It was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes. Grants are awarded by invitation only, with no unsolicited grant applications accepted.

The Glick Fund also strives to align with CICF’s three broader community leadership initiatives of: Family Success & Making Connections; Inspiring Places; and College Readiness & Success – initiatives aimed at making central Indiana one of the best places in the nation to live, work and raise a family.

To date, the Glick Fund has awarded over $30 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations. Recent grant recipients include the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Providence Cristo Rey High School and United Way of Central Indiana, among many other organizations.  Click for more information about The Glick Fund.