Community Organizations

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.


Bloomington Area Arts Council

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Website http://www.artlives.org
Phone (812) 334-3100 X 101
Email info [at] artlives [dot] org
Address John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Area Arts Council supports public participation in the arts by developing, strengthening, and promoting the cultural resources of Bloomington and Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. The BAAC fulfills its mission by directly supporting artists and arts organizations in the five-county region and by managing the John Waldron Arts Center.

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Bloomington Area Birth Services

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbirth.org
Contact Mary Jean Holwager (Office Manager)
Phone 812-337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address 2458 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

We provide educational and support services for pregnant women, new mothers and their families. We have childbirth education classes, pre- and post-natal yoga, support groups, playgroups, and a lending library. We offer education and support through our Lactation Center, and provide resources and services for low-income families through our BloomingFamilies program. We also have a small Boutique specializing in breastfeeding supplies. Some services are free; some have a charge.

Year Established 1994
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Bloomington Area Birth Services, Inc. (BABS)

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Website http://bloomingtonbirth.org/
Contact Georg'ann Cattelona (Director)
Phone (812) 337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 302
1101 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

BABS is a group of women trained and experienced in childbirth and postpartum issues.

Additional Contact Allison Dister (Office Manager)
Email allison [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Area Christian Writers

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Phone 876-8265
Email katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Group of Christian authors. Meets at the Ellettsville library branch. Contact: Kathi Adams, 9576 W. St. Rd. 48, Bloomington, IN 47404. Phone 876-8265 E-mail: katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Email katadams55 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Bloomington Area Music or BAM

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Website http://bloomingtonareamusic.com/
Contact Emily Brown (Chairperson)
Phone 317-430-7800
Email info [at] bloomingtonareamusic [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Baptist Church

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Contact Randy A Mccollum
Phone (812) 332-5817
Address 111 S Kimble Dr
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Bloomington Bicycle Club

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Website http://bloomingtonbicycleclub.org
Contact Keith Vogelsang (President)
Email pres [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub [dot] org
Description

The Bloomington Bicycle Club, Inc., (BBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling in all its diversity. Formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1984, the BBC serves primarily Monroe County, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

Additional Contact Mark Villanova (Vice President)
Email vp [at] bloomingtonbicycleclub [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Bike Project

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbikeproject.com/
Phone (812) 624-5322
Email Bloomington [dot] Bike [dot] Project [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Community Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Description

Bloomington based group that focuses on providing bicycle transportation. Services include the following:

  • bikes for sale: we sell gently used bikes at bargain prices
  • earn-a-bike program: participants can receive a bicycle after volunteering their time in our shop
  • advocacy: we support alternative forms of transportation; we support the reuse and recycling of bicycles
  • workshops & classes: we offer unique bike maintence workshops and classes for children and adults
  • open shop: we make our tools available to the public
  • bike distribution: we give away one free bike a month for qualified applicants
  • art: we weld old bike parts to make bike racks, tables, or sculptures
Address 245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association

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Website http://www.bloomingtonblades.com
Contact Alyson Baer (Varsity and JV Scheduler)
Phone 812-332-3307 Ext.201
Email bloomingtonblades [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 to play ice hockey in a competitive, organized manner under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. The program welcomes all children with an interest in playing hockey. In addition to providing a structured format to enjoy the game, BBYHA also strives to help children develop their athletic skills, sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Email alysonebaer [at] gmail [dot] com
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Bloomington Board of Realtors

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Website http://www.homefinder.org
Contact Bill Purcell (Director)
Phone 339-1301
Email elizabeth [dot] kehoe [at] homefinder [dot] org
Address 116 S. Madison St. Ste. B
P O Box 1478
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Board of REALTORS® is a professional trade association representing REALTORS® in Monroe and Owen Counties, Indiana. Chartered in 1947, BBOR maintains affiliations with the National and Indiana Associations of REALTORS®, and the many institutes, societies and councils that offer professional accreditation to its members. BBOR and its members maintain at the core of their activities the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, the first of its kind among professional trade associations. BBOR consists of nearly 500 REALTOR® members, including real estate brokers, agents, and appraisers, and another 60 Affiliate members who provide services to the real estate community. Bloomington Board of REALTORS® is the sole shareholder of its two subsidiary companies, Bloomington Multiple Listing Service, Inc. and BBOR Publications, Inc.

Email info [at] homefinder [dot] org
Year Established 1947
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Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

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Phone 812-339-4456
Email lertmer [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.

 

The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.

 

We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.

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Bloomington Central Lions Club

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Website www.BloomingtonCentralLions.com
Phone 219-851-4212
Email jwarfelj [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address PO Box 5962
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Lions Club International is a worldwide organization with clubs in over 200 countries, including China and Iraq. The Bloomington Lions extend our service beyond city, state, and even national borders to programs and institutions. We support educational, health, and community initiatives in our area and welcome new members on a regular basis.

We welcome you to attend one of our meetings, which are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post 18 (West 3rd Street, Bloomington IN)

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Bloomington Chamber Singers

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Website http://www.chambersingers.info/
Contact Gerald Sousa (Music Director)
Phone (812) 876-7342
Email bcs [at] chambersingers [dot] info
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Chamber Singers is to perform choral works and, thereby, provide opportunities for performance, education, and community service for the Bloomington area.

Additional Contact Julie Grindle (Assistant Music Director)
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Chapter of the Eastern Star

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Contact Bette Calkins
Phone 339-5713
Description Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm.
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Bloomington Chess Club

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Website http://www.btownchess.com/
Contact Juan Manuel Soto
Phone (812) 334-1832
Email jmsoto [at] me [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Area Chess Club, also has connections with IU Chess Club. All chess players are welcome.

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Bloomington Coin Club

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Website http://www.indianastatenumismatics.org/id16.html
Phone 336-6450
Description

Monthly auction for members. Meets at the Arlington United Methodist Church on 1820 Arlington Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404

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Bloomington Community Band

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Website http://bloomingtoncommunityband.net
Contact Gary Wiggins (Chair, Board of Directors)
Phone 812-332-6861
Email wiggins [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2003 S. high St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Smith Road. An adult volunteer concert band. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. No auditions necessary.

Additional Contact Karen Smith (Personnel Manager)
Phone 208-602-1643
Email compose5 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Community Orchard

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Website http://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
Email getinvolved [at] bloomingtoncommunityorchard [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Cooperative Living

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Website http://www.bloomingtoncoop.org
Email bloomingtoncoop [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Cooperative Living is a nonprofit housing organization. We strive to live consciously and maintain both economically and ecologically sustainable lifestyles. We love visitors and hosting potlucks and other community events. Our three houses are all close to campus and downtown. We’re always taking applications and looking to further diversify our community. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about visiting and/or joining the co-op!

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Country Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtoncc.com
Contact Meghan Snyder
Phone (812) 332-1116
Email msnyder [at] bloomingtoncc [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Country Club is Bloomington's only private country club and proudly offers the best golfing experience in South Central Indiana. The club offers a unique and wonderful experience whether you are a hard-core golfer, just an occasional golfer, or only want a beautiful pool and an incredible dining opportunity. There are memberships to suit all needs.

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Bloomington Creative Non-Fiction Writers Group

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Website http://www.meetup.com/Bloomington-Creative-Non-Fiction-Writers-Meetup/
Phone 317-996-4339
Email dougfricke [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Non-profit group of local writers meeting face-to-face to share critiques of their stories.

Year Established 2014
Incorporation Status Unincorporated
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Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc.

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Website http://www.bdlc.org/
Phone 812-336-6600
Email director [at] bdlc [dot] org
Description

The purpose of the Bloomington Developmental Learning Center is to provide an educational, child-centered, family-oriented, multi-ethnic child care program to our member families. BDLC provides individualized attention through a self-paced environmental exploration with appropriate guided instruction.

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Bloomington District Methodist Office

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Contact Robert Ostermeier
Phone (812) 339-1445
Address 1520 S Liberty Dr
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Bloomington District United Methodist Church

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Phone (812) 339-1445
Address 2431 E 2nd St
Bloomington 47401
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Bloomington Eastview Group

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Website http://www.eastviewsda.com/
Phone Not Available
Address 3001 N Prow Rd
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)

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Website http://comparebloomington.us/about.php
Phone 812.335.7346
Address 400 W. 7th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is the lead business retention, development and attraction entity for Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana; the lead intermediary between local businesses and state and federal economic development assistance programs, and the host of the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership (BLSP) and the Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP). BEDC focuses on talent retention and attraction, business development and partnerships with Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.

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Bloomington Epilepsy Support Team (BEST)

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Contact Cassey Connelly
Phone 812-824-9598
Description

This is a group to help with seizure disorders and to help their families learn more about epilepsy. It also designed to help teachers, health care workers and others who may interact with seizure disorders. Formerly Epilepsy support Group of Monroe County.

Phone 1-800-332-1000
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Bloomington Fencing Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtonfencing.org
Contact Jason Dazey
Phone 812-219-3468
Email bloomingtonfencing [at] yahoo [dot] com
Address 107 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Bloomington Fencing will be teaching classes in their new (as of March 2010) facility on the courthouse square. For class times and prices, call or visit website.

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Bloomington Flying Fish Volkssporting Club

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Website http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/clubsbystate.asp?EVState=IN
Contact Carol Parkinson
Phone (812) 498-1560
Email cparkins95 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

The Flying Fish are members of the American Volkssporting Association. Walks are open to anyone. Call for more information.

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Bloomington Fools Hash House Harriers

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Website http://www.bfh3.com/
Phone (812) 335-2991
Description

The hash is a non-competitive social club that meets to run, jog, or walk a four to six mile cross-country trail. The trails, set up by different hashers each week, traverse obstacles designed to slow down the hashers--including creeks, mud, sewers, tunnels, brambles, shopping malls, etc. Following the hash trail there is a brief ceremony welcoming new hashers and marking how many trails members have completed.

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