JFGI Awarded $10K from Glick Philanthropies to Support Residents Amid COVID

INDIANAPOLIS, June 2020 – The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) received a $10,000 grant from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies to help local nonprofit organizations continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. JFGI supports residents and neighbors of Gardens of Greenbriar, an apartment community managed by the Gene B. Glick Company.

The grant to JFGI was one of 107 grants totaling $821,600 to organizations supporting communities during this time of heightened demand. Organizations were nominated by Gene B. Glick Company employees. Qualifying organizations were then asked to complete an application.

“Glick Philanthropies is committed to building strong, vibrant communities where the Gene B. Glick Company operates,” said David Barrett, vice chair, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation. “A strong community means access to safe, affordable housing, programs to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors, and initiatives that deepen our connection through the arts. Many of our neighbors face challenges associated with the coronavirus, but there are organizations doing heroic work to help. We’re proud to support these organizations through the Glick Community Relief Fund so they can continue to build community and create opportunity.”

To date, JFGI has adapted procedures to continue serving clients through Case Management and Referrals, Popsie’s Food Pantry, Medical Transportation Services, Emergency Financial Aid, and Virtual Social Programs. With the additional support from Glick Philanthropies, JFGI will address the increasing need for food support in the local community.

“We have seen a noticeable uptick in the requests for food support since the start of this pandemic and we are so grateful for the support of Glick Philanthropies to help us address the shift in needs,” said Rachel Katz, JFS Program Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. “Over 1/3 of our pantry clients are older adults, a population considered higher risk for developing more serious complications from Covid-19 illness. It was imperative that we begin to offer contact-free curb-side pickup as well as grocery delivery for our senior clients.”

For more information about JFGI’s work, please visit jewishindianapolis.org. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.


About The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is to promote the vision of a vibrant, engaged, inclusive, and sustainable Jewish community by serving as its central philanthropic, planning, community engagement, and unifying partner. Jewish Family Services, the Social Services Department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, offers a continuum of multi-generational services that enhances the health, well-being, and dignity of families and older adults in our local community. Services are available to persons directly or through a network of community agencies dedicated to the needs of each client, regardless of religion, race, nationality, ethnic group, or income level.

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 $215 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.


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