INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 20201) – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation (IPTF) received a $30,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to boost its Mobility Access Fund. Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity.
In 2021, IPTF created the Mobility Access Fund to unify IndyGo’s various support structures under one system to ensure long-term sustainable funding for existing free and discounted rides. This includes:
- Free rides for veterans.
- Discounted rides for seniors, students, youth and people with disabilities.
- Bus pass grants & discounted passes for nonprofit organizations.
“This grant represents a milestone for IPTF allowing us to open Mobility Access Fund grants to nonprofit organizations across Marion County. This increases transportation equity creating access to jobs, education, health services, cultural experiences, food and other essential services,” said Emily Lovison, IPTF executive director. “Through our partnership with IndyGo and additional support provided by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, this first round of grants has the potential to provide passes worth more than 20,000 days of transportation to those who need it most.”
To date, the foundation has helped grant bus passes to individuals served by 16 nonprofit organizations distributing 3290 days’ worth of passes. Applications for the next grant cycle will open this fall.
Including this grant, Glick Philanthropies announced over $2.1 million to organizations in central Indiana dedicated to helping those in need, supporting self-sufficiency, education and arts & creative expression. 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.
“Providing access to basic necessities and empowering people in need are cornerstones for building strong, vibrant communities,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation. “Central Indiana organizations have touched countless lives through their impactful work in the arts, education and self-sufficiency. We’re proud to support their efforts by awarding over $2.1 million through the Glick Fund, and we look forward to seeing how they will continue building community and creating opportunity for years to come.”
For more information about the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation’s work, please visit https://www.indygo.net/foundation/. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.
About Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation
The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is dedicated to supporting accessible and inclusive public mobility solutions throughout Marion County and the surrounding area. Through philanthropic efforts such as public-private partnerships, fundraising, and grant-writing, the Foundation seeks to invest in programs and opportunities that create public transportation and transit options for all people throughout the region. To learn more, visit our website at https://www.indygo.net/foundation/.
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 $235 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.
Emily Lovison, Executive Director
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