Day Nursery receives generous grant from The Glick Fund

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The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced today that they have awarded a grant to the Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis

The $190,000 grant is a charitable contribution to be used in the following manner: $125,000 for tuition assistance for 100 children for one year and $65,000 for staff education and self-sufficiency. 

In total, 19 local organizations were awarded grants.

The Fund’s advisors are focusing their efforts on making a measurable impact in four areas of community need: 1) the arts and creative expression; 2) education; 3) human needs and the alleviation of suffering; and 4) self-sufficiency and job skills.

“In the last year we’ve changed the way we approach grantmaking,” said Marilyn Glick, founder of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and chairwoman of The Glick Fund.

“We’re being much more strategic and proactive in researching these issues and approaching organizations that match our vision for making Indiana a better place to live,” said Mrs. Glick.

Of particular interest to the Fund advisors are transformative gifts that will build capacity and increase an organization’s reach. “It has been such an incredible pleasure working side-by-side with The Glick Fund advisors. This type of dynamic relationship allows us to more effectively identify and match the Fund’s community impact goals with targeted organizational and programmatic funding; further expanding their ability to improve the condition of our community,” say Brian Payne, president of Central Indiana Community Fund.

The grant to Day Nursery reinforces The Fund’s abilities to create change in the areas of early childhood education and self-sufficiency and job skills.

Day Nursery has been providing early childhood care and education to economically and ethnically diverse families in Central Indiana  for 110 years.

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. 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 – 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 $26 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations. For more information, please visit

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