Community Organizations

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


Bloomington Quilters' Guild

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Website http://www.bloomingtonquiltersguild.org/
Contact Paulette Fagen
Email info [at] bloomingtonquiltersguild [dot] org
Address North Central Church of Christ
2121 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The Bloomington Quilters' Guild welcomes everyone with a love of quilting or quilts. It has a varied program including guest speakers, workshops, trips, informal quilting meetings, and social evenings. Members range from "just lookers" to beginning quilters to award winners.

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Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

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Website http://www.bloomingtonrestorations.org/
Phone 336-0909
Email bri [at] BloomingtonRestorations [dot] org
Address 290 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Robotics Club

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Website http://sites.google.com/site/bloomingtonroboticsclub/Home
Email robotics [dot] bloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Bloomington Robotics Club has been instrumental in providing Indiana educators and students the necessary resources to integrate robotics into learning activities and to support robotics teams. Bloomington Robotics Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is supported by the generous contributions of individual members, schools, colleges, organizations, foundations, and businesses. (Information is limited at this time, please check in for updates.)

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Bloomington Rotary Club

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Website http://rotary.l-tecs.com/
Contact Joy Kahn Harter (President)
Email earondavis1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2026
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Rotary Club was chartered April 13, 1918. It was the seventh club established in what is now District 6580, and the 403rd in Rotary. A large delegation came from the sponsoring club in Indianapolis for the installation.

Since its origins in the spring of 1918, the Bloomington Rotary Club has worked steadily to serve the larger community both through its efforts as an organization and the leadership and stewardship of its members as individuals.

Members volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Rotary clubs, which meet weekly, are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. The organization’s motto is “Service Above Self.”

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Bloomington Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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Website http://bloomingtonsdachurch.org/
Phone (812) 332-5025
Address 2230 N Martha St
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Bloomington Stamp Club

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Website http://indianastampclub.org/group.html
Contact Mark Goodson (President)
Phone 812-876-6300
Email bgdsn [at] comcast [dot] net
Description

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington.

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Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

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Website http://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Contact Ginny Richey (Coordinator)
Phone 812-339-7224
Email btownstorytellers [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.

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Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

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Website http://bloomingtonsunriserotary.com/
Contact Chris Cockerham (President)
Phone 812-331-1335
Email president [at] bloomingtonsunriserotary [dot] com
Address Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities and abroad. Clubs Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI).

Meets weekly at the Hilton Garden Inn at 7:00 am

Additional Contact Jessika Hane (President Elect)
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Bloomington Swim Club

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Website http://www.swimbsc.com/
Contact Jeff LeBeau (Coach)
Phone 812-325-0443
Email coachjeff [at] swimbsc [dot] com
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Swim Club is to make available the opportunity for people in the Bloomington area to experience the great sport of swimming at a variety of levels, from the beginning swimmer to the national caliber swimmer.

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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com
Contact Donna Lafferty (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-2320
Email bso [dot] donna [at] gmail [dot] com
Address PO Box 1823
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through its performances of classical literature, as well as outreach and educational work throughout the community.

 

Additional Programs:

-Our Children's Instrument Recovery Program (ChIRP) takes donations of used musical instruments, refurbishes them, then loans them to kids who might otherwise not have the ability to play with their school groups.

-The BSO’s Youth Concerto Competition offers scholarships and a chance to play alongside a real orchestra to talented young musicians in the community.

-Meet the Instruments gives young children the chance to try out some of the instruments in the orchestra. From tiny violins to full sized tubas, kids can experiment to their hearts' content, all under the supervision of members of the orchestra.

Email bso [at] bloomingtonsymphony [dot] com
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Bloomington Tea Party

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Website http://www.bloomingtonteaparty.com/
Email hoosierpatriot [at] comcast [dot] net
Description Tea Party Organizations Nationwide are supporting protests at this time. If you can't go, write a letter or call the local office to express your opinion. We support government integrity, fiscal responsibility and free markets.
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Bloomington Transit Access

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Website http://www.bloomingtontransit.com/bt-Access
Phone 812-336-7433
Email customer [at] bloomingtontransit [dot] com
Description

BT Access is a transportation service for persons with disabilities who, by means of a disability, cannot use the existing Bloomington Transit "fixed route" bus system. BT Access is operated by the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation. It is the same organization that operates the Bloomington Transit bus system. BT Access service is provided with vans equipped with wheelchair lifts. If you are eligible, these vans can pick you up and take you anywhere in Bloomington and, then take you back home. There are no restrictions on where in the city you can go or how often, depending upon your eligibility.

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Bloomington Transit Board of Directors

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Website http://bloomingtontransit.com/bt-staff/
Contact Raymond McConn (Chairman)
Phone (812) 336-7433
Address Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation
130 W. Grimes Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Bloomington Transit provides bus service to patrons in the Bloomington area.

Additional Contact Kent McDaniel (Vice Chairman)
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Bloomington United

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Contact Doug Bauder (Coordinator)
Phone 812-855-4252
Email dbauder [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

A coalition of community members whose mission is to promote educational opportunities that affirm the value of all human beings, bridge the differences among people, and respond to hate activity in our community.

Additional Contact Rabbi Sue Laikin Shifron
Phone 812-336-3824
Email hillel [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Website http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm
Phone 332-7331
Description

Job placement assistance and follow-up for residents of Monroe,Morgan, Lawrence, and Owen counties who have a proven disability which interferes in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment. Free. A WorkOne partner.

Phone 332-9372
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Bloomington Walking Club

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=7684
Address See Description for details
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Walking Club is a new, informal walking program being implemented through the combined efforts of the Indiana Running Company, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and IU Community Health.This is an informal gathering of walkers to develop healthy habits and meet new friends. The club meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00pm.  You will be able to choose a two- or four-mile route and go at your own pace.

Mondays
Indiana Running Company
121 N. College Ave.


Thursdays
Areté Athletic
1567 Piazza Dr. in Renwick Village

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Bloomington Watercolor Society

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwatercolor.org/
Contact Cassidy Young (President)
Email members [at] bloomingtonwatercolor [dot] org
Address c/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The mission of BWS is to promote a growing relationship with artists, encourage one another , and provide opportunities for promoting and exhibiting our watercolor paintings in the community. Promotes watercolor painting or any water based and applied method. Provides paint-ins and education through demonstrations and guest artists.

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Bloomington West Lions Club

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Website http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php?f=3&cs=INDIANA&club_no=9651
Contact Kenneth Brashaber (President)
Address American Legion Post 18
1800 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Bloomington West chapter of Lions Club, a charitable organization.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, Inc.

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Website http://bloomingtonworldwidefriendship.org/
Contact Harriet Kulis (Co-president)
Phone 824-5308
Email harriet [dot] kulis [at] bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [dot] org
Description

BWF promotes understanding and friendship between international students and residents of Monroe County. This all volunteer, non-profit organization matches international students studying at Indiana University with individuals and families in the community. Students do not live with assigned hosts, but hosts commit to meeting their students a minimum of three times during each semester of the academic school year. They help international students learn about their new community through shared activities like holiday meals, hikes in state parks, visits to Bloomington's farmers' market and IU sports and musical events. The cross-cultural experience creates many long term friendships.

Additional Contact Hiromi Sumiyoshi (Co-president)
Phone 336-264-0793
Email hiromi [dot] sumiyoshi [at] bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [dot] org
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Bloomington Wrestling Club

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Website https://sites.google.com/site/bhsswrestling/home
Phone 812-334-1666
Description

Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

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Bloomington Writing Project

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

Our goal is to offer a service that's not readily on-hand in the community as a whole: Free writing help. We'll work with people on all kinds of writing, from everyday life stuff (forms, application, etc.), to more special occasional writing, (letters to the editor or work on a memoir), to stuff for personal businesses (web content or a flyer).

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Bloomington Yacht Club, Inc.

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Website http://www.bloomingtonyachtclub.org
Contact Jeff Becker
Phone 812-331-9115
Email jeffmbecker [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Contact: 812-339-9415 This sailboat-only club is located on the South shore of Lake Lemon (entry by Port Hole Inn Restaurant). Club memberships include use of wet and dry storage, electric hoist, club house, Sunday races, monthly club meetings and other social activities.

Additional Contact Amy Metzger
Email ajmetzger [at] gmail [dot] com
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Bloomington-Great Harvest Ministry Center

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Website http://www.ghmcfamily.org/
Contact Anthony Taylor
Phone (812) 339-4462
Address 1107 S Fairview St
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Blue Ridge

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Contact HAND Office City of Bloomington
Phone 812-349-3420
Address 401 N Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404
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Bluementon Knights

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Email Bluementonknights [at] aol [dot] com
Description

The Bluementon Knights are a group of local philanthropists who anonymously help make ends meet for working-class families in need in the Bloomington area. Anyone interested in making a contribution or seeking help can contact them by email. 

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Body of Christ Gospel Assembly Church

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Website http://bodyofchristbloomingtonindiana.com
Contact Cary E Cohenour
Phone (812) 339-5287
Address 1310 E Thornton Dr
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Book Circulating Group

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookcirculating.html
Contact Penny Gaither (Co-Chair)
Phone 332-8010
Email booklady88 [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half non-fiction.

Additional Contact Holly May (Co-Chair)
Phone 822-1515
Email lilypond2iu [at] gmail [dot] com
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Books Plus Book Discussion Group

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Website http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/books-plus
Phone 812-349-3050
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and non-fiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

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Boxcar Books

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Website http://www.boxcarbooks.org/
Contact Steven (General Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-8710
Email boxcar [at] boxcarbooks [dot] org
Description

Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer run, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community. Boxcar Books sends literature of all types, free of charge, to prisoners in the Midwest. It also provides a meeting space for community and literary groups. Boxcar Books is affiliated with the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, which can be found at http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

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Website http://bgcbloomington.org/
Contact Jeff Baldwin (Executive Director)
Phone 812-332-5311
Email jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington [dot] org
Address 311 S. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

Phone 812-336-6501
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