The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has announced a grant to Indianapolis Parks Foundation. In total, 26 local organizations were awarded grants totaling $1.6 million.
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation was awarded $65,000 to be used to support the urban farm, Indy Urban Acres. The produce the farm yields will be donated directly to Gleaners, which will in turn distribute it to a number of food pantries in Marion County.
“Our community faces serious hunger challenges,” says Cindy Porteous, IPF executive director. “We are encouraged by the work of organizations like IU Health and Gleaners, and are pleased to be a part of their community efforts to end hunger and educate people about healthy living.”
“While our grants are still very strategic in nature, we are also acutely aware of the explosion in demands for basic human needs,” said Marilyn Glick, founder of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and chairwoman of The Glick Fund.
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 of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. “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.”