CICOA Receives $10,000 Grant from Glick Philanthropies to Support Basic Needs

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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions received a $10,000 grant from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies that supports local nonprofit organizations increasing access to basic needs. The grant was one of 84 totaling $652,500 to organizations supporting communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. 

The Glick Community Relief Fund focuses on increasing healthy food access, expanding accessible transportation, connecting community members to utility assistance, and prioritizing mental health support. This grant was one of 52 directed to Indiana-based organizations.

“Glick Philanthropies is committed to offering support to nonprofit organizations that are providing essential basic needs to our most vulnerable communities,” said Ben Grande, Director of Philanthropy for Glick Philanthropies. “The efforts of these organizations are especially critical now as our communities continue to face high prices due to inflation. Our work with the Glick Community Relief Fund allows us to help 84 organizations that are making meaningful contributions to communities, families, and individuals across the country.”

CICOA’s Meals & More service provides home-delivered meals and lunch at neighborhood meal sites for over 2,000 seniors every weekday. This funding supports essential elements of CICOA’s work and ensures that an adequate safety net exists for vulnerable older adults.

“CICOA is very appreciative of the relationship we have with the Glick Company and their mission to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Tauhric Brown, CICOA president and CEO.

2024 marks the eighth year that Glick Philanthropies has administered its property-nominated grant program. Through this initiative, over $4.7 million has been awarded to 265 nonprofit organizations in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. This year, food access elevated as the area with the greatest need with 85% of grants supporting organizations with at least some focus on increasing food access.

For more information about CICOA’s work, please visit www.cicoa.org. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

Glick Philanthropies

About Glick Philanthropies

Glick Philanthropies is an Indianapolis-based family of charitable initiatives dedicated to building community and creating opportunity that empowers every person to reach their full potential. Glick Philanthropies includes Glick Family Foundation, Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and the Glick Fund at Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, we have awarded $320 million to charitable causes in Central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company operates. (glickphilanthropies.org)


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