Coburn Place Receives $50,000 Grant from Glick Philanthropies to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Jan. 17, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS – Coburn Place received a $50,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to support well-being services survivors of domestic violence and for flex funds to eliminate the barriers they face in moving forward. Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity – recently announced grants totaling more than $1.3 million to organizations focused on supporting arts and creative expression, advancing education, helping those in need, promoting self-sufficiency, and advancing the Far Eastside of Indianapolis.

Coburn Place will use the grant to support its well-being advocate staff. It will also go toward flex funds, which can take care of things like car maintenance, emergency hotel stays, debt elimination and credit repair, eviction clearances, and education and employment expenses.

“We’re grateful for this support from Glick Philanthropies, which is crucial for survivor well-being,” says Coburn Place President and CEO Rachel Scott. “Not only does it bolster the daily work of our advocates, but it also directly helps survivors by removing the hurdles many of them face on their journey to a fresh start.”

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

  • Preserving and expanding quality affordable housing that supports lifelong resident success
  • Increasing equitable opportunities in the arts and creative expression
  • Closing access and achievement gaps in early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education
  • Improving connectivity to essential basic needs and opportunities for economic mobility
  • Strengthening the Jewish community and cultural life in central Indiana

“For 40 years, we have focused on increasing equitable access to transformational opportunities in partnership with nonprofit organizations,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “The community organizations selected for grants are building community and creating opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise. From providing workforce development scholarships, to developing a restorative justice program, and building cultural confidence for youth through performance art, these organizations are empowering community members to reach their full potential.”

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About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies’ mission is to increase equitable access to quality affordable housing and transformative opportunities for every member of our community. Through a family of charitable initiatives honoring the legacy of Eugene and Marilyn Glick, Glick Philanthropies focuses on grantmaking and community leadership in central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. The Glick Housing Foundation aims to preserve and expand quality, affordable housing that supports lifelong resident success. The Glick Family Foundation and donor-advised funds at the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis prioritize grantmaking to organizations providing equitable arts and creative expression opportunities, closing access and achievement gaps in education, improving connectivity to basic needs & opportunities for economic mobility, and strengthening the Jewish community and cultural life in Central Indiana. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded more than $275 million to charitable causes building community and creating opportunity.

About Coburn Place
Coburn Place offers compassionate support and safe housing choices for survivors of domestic violence and their children, illuminating a path forward. It is Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of longer-term housing options for survivors. Coburn Place offers on-site transitional housing along with community-based housing in a Domestic Violence Housing First approach to identify and eliminate housing barriers and improve survivors’ overall housing stability and well-being.

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