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Brightpoint among 106 Organizations selected for grants from the Glick Community Relief Fund; $830,000 in total to Support Residents amid COVID-19

Fort Wayne, IN – Brightpoint received a $9,500 from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies to help local nonprofit organizations continue to respond to the pandemic. The grant to Brightpoint was one of 106 grants totaling $830,000 to organizations supporting communities where Glick properties are located during this time of heightened demand.

“Despite countless disruptions to life as a result of the pandemic, there are many organizations working to ensure access to basic needs,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Glick Family Foundation.  “Communities have been able to sustain themselves and build back stronger because of these tireless efforts. Through the Glick Community Relief Fund, we’re proud to do our part by helping over 100 organizations make a difference in the lives of individuals and families that have been affected by the pandemic.”

To date, Brightpoint has distributed $1,510,286 in COVID relief to 1,011 households. With the additional support from Glick Philanthropies, we will continue helping families who have been the most affected by this health and financial crisis.

“Much of our funding is designated for specific programs,” said Steve Hoffmann, Brightpoint President/CEO. “Having funds from organizations like Glick Philanthropies allows us to be more flexible assisting families in crisis. We are grateful for the support.”

For more information about Brightpoint’s work, please visit mybrightpoint.org. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.

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About Brightpoint

Brightpoint is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving nearly 40,000 people across northeast Indiana each year. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

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.