The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation (IPTF) has received a $30,000 grant to support its Mobility Access Fund, which provides free and discounted bus rides for veterans, seniors, students and people with disabilities.
The grant comes from Glick Philanthropies, a group of charities founded by the late property developer and philanthropist Eugene B. Glick. Glick Philanthropies seeks to provide equitable access to quality education, housing and opportunities.
IPTF Executive Director Emily Lovison said the Glick grant will extend the organization’s ability to work with nonprofit groups throughout Marion County to provide free and discounted bus rides for people to reach jobs, health services and other needs.
In its pilot phase in 2020, the Mobility Access Fund provided more than $35,000 in bus passes to 12 organizations, including:
- Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation
- Coalition for Homeless Intervention & Prevention
- Dress for Success Indianapolis
- Easterseals Crossroads
- Hawthorne Community Center
- Horizon House
- Indy Black Chamber
- Indy Hunger Network, Inc.
- Ivy Tech Foundation
- Marian University
- Shepherd Community, Inc.
- Wheeler Mission
For more information about the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation’s work, please visit www.indygo.net/foundation/. For more information about Glick Philanthropies, visit glickphilanthropies.org.