Community Organizations

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


Bloomington Food Policy Council

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Website http://bloomingtonfpc.org/
Email bfpc [at] bloomingtonfpc [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 7542
Bloomington, IN 47407-7542
Description

The Bloomington Food Policy Council exists to increase and preserve access to sustainably produced, locally grown, healthful food for all residents in Monroe and surrounding counties

Year Established 2010
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Updated January 13, 2015

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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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

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Website http://4thstreet.org/
Phone 335-3814
Email info [at] 4thstreet [dot] org
Description

The 4th Street Festival was created in 1977 by Bloomington, Indiana area artists and craftspeople to showcase southern Indiana talent. The fair has grown to include artists from all over the country. The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Fine Crafts strives to create an atmosphere of appreciation for art as well as an opportunity for artists to showcase their work by presenting a high quality event, while providing an educational environment to create connections with art and artists. Fourth Street prides itself on being admission free and welcoming to all.

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Updated September 10, 2014

Bloomington Garden Club

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Website http://bloomingtongardenclub.com/
Description

On September 27, 1938, six women formed The Bloomington Garden Club. These six charter members had the following mission: to promote the knowledge and love of gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and to encourage civic planting and beautification.

Closed membership.

Members and participants must to be nominated to join.

Sponsors the Garden Walk annually and other civic garden projects. Minutes are stored at the Lilly Library.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Glass Guild

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Website http://www.bloomingtonglassguild.org/
Phone 812-345-2470
Email agitlitz [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address 3740 East 3rd Street
(group meets at University Baptist Church)
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Glass Guild is open to all who dream about glass, work with glass, admire glass or just want to learn more about glass.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Go Club

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Website http://www.usgo.org/
Contact Leonard Bromberg (Club Leader)
Phone 812-330-1734
Email jashull [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Asian Cultural Center
807 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Description Open to everyone. Members play the Chinese game of GO.
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

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Website http://www.good-evening.org/
Contact Blake Champlin (President)
Email info [at] good-evening [dot] org
Address Smith-Neubecker Building
453 Clarizz Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47308
Description

The Toastmasters club is dedicated to improving communication skills through public speaking. Toastmaster clubs help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills which promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of the world.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Good Morning Club

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Website http://bloomington.toastmastersclubs.org/
Contact Debra Moulton
Phone (812) 340-0937
Email scarlettnd [at] gmail [dot] com
Address St. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Good communicators tend to be good leaders.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington High School North Alumni Association

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427
Phone 332-2554
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
Description

Julie Bennett Dreesen, 332-2554, e-mail jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com, or Nancy Martin, 336-2468, e-mail nmartin401 [at] insightbb [dot] com Web address: http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427

Phone 336-2468
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
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Updated October 15, 2014

Bloomington Holiness Church

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Phone (812) 825-5332
Address 3210 W Fullerton Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Indiana Grotto

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Website http://www.caves.org/grotto/big/big.html
Contact Sam Frushour (Treasurer)
Phone 812-339-2130
Email big [at] caves [dot] org
Description

Loosely knit group of cavers in Bloomington area. Bloomington Indiana Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society which supports exploration, research and conservation related to caves.

Additional Contact Patti Cummings (Chair)
Phone 855-7361
Email big [at] caves [dot] org
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc.

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Website http://www.onofrio.com/jodstwo/clubs/allbreedclubs/bloo.html
Contact Doug Johnson (President)
Phone (812) 332-5923
Description

Bloomington group for dog lovers.

Additional Contact Harold Frost (Vice President)
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Indiana Sacred Harp

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Website http://sites.google.com/site/shapenotebton/
Contact John Hoerr
Phone 336-2792
Email john [at] bloomingtonsacredharp [dot] org
Address 724 Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

A non-audition, non-performance organization; all are welcome to sing or listen at any session, with no experience required. Local singings take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 2-4 PM at the Bell Trace Health and Living Center. Park in the adjacent lot, enter through the main doors, turn right and head down the hall. We’ll be gathered in a community room about 2/3 of the way down on the left-hand side.

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Updated February 27, 2015

Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC)

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Website http://bloomingtonchess.org/
Contact Patrick Mahan (President)
Phone 812-825-7354
Email info [at] biscc [dot] org
Description

The Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club (BISCC) meets at the Monroe County Public Library main branch every 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 1:30 until 3:30. See our website for more details.

 

Bloomington Scholastic Chess is a club for all students up to 12th grade. The club is geared toward the competitive player and chess enthusiast who would like to improve his/her technical ability. Each meeting will have a room with a tournament atmosphere, as well as a casual gaming area. Lessons and lectures will be provided by various chess teachers in the Bloomington area.

Additional Contact Hemant Girish (Webmaster)
Phone 812-339-2831
Email info [at] bloomingtonchess [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated April 24, 2014

Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

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Website http://www.bjlba.org
Contact Dave Huss (Commissioner)
Phone 335-6635
Email registration [at] bjlba [dot] org
Description

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

Additional Contact Kyle McAninch (President)
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Learning Center

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Phone (812) 335-1809
Email info [at] bloomingtonlearningcenter [dot] com
Description

The Bloomington Learning Center is available to assist Indiana University students with their coursework and to help them achieve a high level of success.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Linux Users

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Website http://www.bloomingtonlinux.org
Contact Mark Krenz
Email mark [at] suso [dot] org
Description

Group promotes the use of Linux through meetings, discussions, and presentations. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Meals on Wheels

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Website www.bloomingtonmealsonwheels.org
Phone 812-355-8224
Email mow [at] bloomingtonhospital [dot] org
Address 727 W First St
PO Box 1149
Bloomingon, IN 47402
Description

Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

Year Established 1973
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Moms Meetup Group (Hoosier Mamas)

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Website http://www.meetup.com/hoosier-mamas/
Phone 812-320-7154
Email btownmamas [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Hoosier Mamas is a network of moms in Bloomington who regularly meet to share experiences, find advice, give support and make new friends. We also provide friendship and interaction for our children. Our group is not just an online group, but an offline community of mothers and families. Our events include regular meetups at parks, in-house playdates, GymPlay at Rising Star Gymnastics, storytime at Barnes & Noble, library activities, and holiday events. We meet at attractions such as WonderLab, Jump-n-Joey's, and McCormick's Creek. We have also had tours of places such as the fire station, Kroger, Fazoli's, Monroe County Airport, Mathers Museum, Barnes & Noble, the library, and the police station. There are also moms' nights, for those much-needed evenings away from the kids! We have a book club meeting and parenting book club meeting every month, as well as game nights and dinner get-togethers.

The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group believes that every mother deserves a support group through which she can connect with other women in a safe, fun, inclusive environment. Our group gives women a forum to discuss and organize events that suit our unique needs as mothers. We believe that arranging playdates and walks, fun activities for children, frequent Moms' Nights Out, and other programs specific to the needs of our group are essential to meeting our goal of creating a genuine community of mothers. We believe that being a woman doesn't stop when you become a mother. The Bloomington Moms Meetup Group gives women the ability to live their lives as women and mothers, not mothers alone.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Montessori School

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Website http://montessori.k12.in.us/
Phone 812-336-2800
Email admincoord [at] montessori [dot] k12 [dot] in [dot] us
Address 1835 Highland Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Bloomington Montessori School is a privately funded, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 to 12, preschool through Grade 6.

Year Established 1968
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Updated January 13, 2015

Bloomington Neighborhood Associations

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Website http://www.conabloomington.org/
Description

CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations) is an umbrella organization representing Monroe County’s neighborhood associations. They formulate positions on public policy and represent our neighborhoods at city, county and state government meetings.

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Updated September 22, 2014

Bloomington Newcomers Club

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Website http://www.bloomingtononline.net/directory/site/listing/1506
Phone 812-825-1925
Email wolfamsea [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 8231
Bloomingon, IN 47407-8231
Description

Bloomington Newcomers Club is a social organization founded to give people new to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who are also new. Through general meetings, interest groups, excursions, special social events, and other activities, the club encourages members to learn more about Bloomington and develop long-lasting relationships with others with mutual interests.

 

 

Year Established 1948
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated January 13, 2015

Bloomington Northside Exchange Club

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Website http://necblo.wix.com/1
Contact Janet Burks
Phone 812-876-2165
Email bloomingtonnorthsideexchangeclub [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth activities, and it national service project, the Prevention of Child Abuse

Additional Contact Merv Meister
Phone 812-332-5924
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Website http://www.bloomingtonnursingandrehab.com/
Contact Tessa Tipton (Administrator)
Phone (812) 336-1055
Description

Bloomington Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, located in Bloomington, Indiana provides the following services: Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Short Term Care: Rehabilitation. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid.

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Updated October 15, 2014

Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group (BOTMDG)

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Website http://bloomingtoncontra.org/
Contact Bill Baus
Email Baus1210 [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Open to the public. Features live old time music. Contra dancing, square dancing and reels. No experience necessary.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Open Studios Tour

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Website www.bloomingtonopenstudiostour.com
Email bloomingtonopenstudiostour [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a fun 2-day event in which area artists open their studios to visits from the general public.

Year Established 2011
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Updated January 13, 2015

Bloomington Parks Foundation

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Website http://bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
Contact Karin St. John (Executive Director)
Email kstjohn [at] bloomingtonparksfoundation [dot] org
Address PO Box 3351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation works to provide funding to enhance park experiences for all segments of the Bloomington community. Particular emphasis is placed on park and greenspace enhancement and recreational program development for low-income youth so that they may have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and learn valuable skills.

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Updated December 09, 2014

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

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Website http://www.bpac.info/
Contact Timothy Baer
Phone (812) 988-1917
Email bpacpeace [at] hotmail [dot] com
Address Monroe County Courthouse
intersection of Kirkwood avenue and Walnut street
Bloomington, In 47401
Description

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition strives to educate the community about war, peace and U.S. foreign policy, demilitarization, and humanitarian issues. It strives to empower people to take action in response to this information and become advocates for legislative progress.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Peace Choir

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Website http://www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org/
Contact Barb Qualls
Phone 812-824-9991
Email bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 4001 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 7562
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer driven. Our mission is to promote singing simply for the joy of it! We are a member of the international Ubuntu Choirs Network whose members believe that it is everyone's birthright to sing. The Bloomington Peace Choir started in April 2010 with 8 members and currently has a membership roster of around 35 members. We welcome singers of all skill levels or people new to singing in a choir setting. No audition is necessary to join the choir. More information on website.

Year Established 2010
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated February 26, 2015

Bloomington Permaculture Guild

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Website http://bloomingtonpermacultureguild.blogspot.com/
Contact Rhonda Baird (Founder/Permaculture Teacher)
Phone 812-323-1058
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Description

An association of Permaculture Design Course students, teachers, and friends committed to supporting the relocalization of Bloomington's food and economic systems. Group meets monthly at rotating locations in members homes to share work projects, food, information, seed trading and sharing, and mutual support and education.

Additional Contact Keith Johnson (Webmasster/Permaculture Teacher)
Phone 812-335-0383
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
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Updated October 16, 2014
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