Community Organizations

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


Rose Hill Cemetery

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=4676
Contact Barb Dunbar
Phone 349-3498
Email dunbarb [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

Cemetery maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of Bloomington, Indiana.

Phone 349-3700
Email parks [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program

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Website http://www.area10agency.org/rsvp/
Phone (812) 876-3383
Email rsvp [at] area10agency [dot] org
Address Office of RSVP and Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description

Get involved! Leave a legacy! RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is a clearinghouse for adult volunteers, helping volunteers find their perfect match based on their interests and needs. RSVP has 100s of volunteer opportunities throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. For those who are already volunteering, RSVP provides a social community to support and recognize their service. Volunteers submit their hours to help provide information to state and federal agencies regarding the impact seniors have in our community. A program of Area 10 Agency on Aging. Everyone has something to give - contact us today to get started!

Year Established 1988
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Rural Transit

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Website http://area10agency.org/ruraltransit/
Contact Monroe County
Phone (812) 876-1079
Email rt [at] area10agency [dot] org
Description

A service of the Area 10 Agency on Aging, Rural Transit offers bus service to everyone in Monroe, Owen, and Lawrence Counties. You can ride no matter your age or physical abilities.

Phone (812) 829-6066
Phone (812) 277-9615
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Saint Mark's Hand Bell Choir

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Website http://www.stmarksbloomington.org/?page_id=30
Contact Elaine Sonnenberg (Assistant Music Director)
Phone 332-5788
Email esonnenb [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 North State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours (M-F) 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Description The tradition of hand bell ringing is alive and flourishing at St. Mark's. Under the direction of Assistant Music Director and Organist Elaine Sonnenberg, two bell choirs, one for adults and one for youth, rehearse each week and perform at least once per month.
Email smumc [at] stmarksbloomington [dot] org
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Saint Mark's Lady Solitaires

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Website http://www.stmarksbloomington.org/?page_id=29
Contact Marty Cochran
Phone 812-332-5788
Email mkc3712 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Hours Call the church office or email for meeting times and locations.
Description Lady Solitaires is a Bloomington singles group run by Saint Mark's Methodist Church.
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Saint Mark's Nursery School

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Website http://stmarksbloomingtonnurseryschool.org/
Phone 812-333-4007
Description We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning.
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Salvation Army

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Website www.bloomingtonsa.org
Phone 812-336-4310
Email Sharyn_Tennyson [at] usc [dot] salvationarmy [dot] org
Address 111 N. Rogers St.
PO Box 2117
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Social Services: Monica Clemons- Director 812-336-4310 ext. 100


Thrift Store: 812-334-1366


Volunteering: Lt. Shannon Forney 812-336-4310 ext. 103


Pastor/Executive Director: Lt. Sharyn Tennyson 812-336-4310 ext. 101

The mission of The Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Year Established 1907
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Salvation Army Womens' Auxiliary

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Website http://corps.salvationarmyindiana.org/bloomington/
Phone 812-336-4310
Description Contact the Salvation Army Bloomington Office for more information on the Women's Auxiliary.
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Sanshin Zen Community

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Website http://sanshinji.org/home/
Contact Shohaku Okamura (Zendo Manager)
Phone (812) 332-2635
Email admin [at] sanshinji [dot] org
Address 1726 S. Olive St.
P.O. Box 1577
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours See web site for daily schedule.
Description

The Sanshin Zen Community of Bloomington includes people from many different sanghas, all joined to a common purpose: the realization of Buddha's Way in their everyday lives.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Sassafras Audubon Society

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Website http://www.sassafrasaudubon.org/
Contact Jeff Riegel (President)
Email sas [at] sassafrasaudubon [dot] org
Hours Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm; call for more details
Description The Sassafras Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene, Morgan, Brown, and Bartholomew Counties.
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Schizophrenic Anonymous

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Website http://www.sardaa.org/
Contact Valerie Markley (Contact Person)
Phone 812-323-9720
Email markley [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Fairview United Methodist Church, Wesley Room
600 West 6th St
Bloomington, IN
Hours Every second and fourth Thursday, 7-9pm
Description Free and confidential support group for people with Schizophrenia. Meets second and fourth Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Fairview United Methodist Church.
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SCORE Bloomington

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Website http://bloomington.score.org
Phone 812-334-2392
Email score527 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Address 216 West Allen St
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish. SCORE provides a public service to America by offering free small business advice and training.
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Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington

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Website http://ssgb.indianascots.org
Email info [at] bloomingscots [dot] org
Hours 6:30pm on the third Monday of each month - meets at First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Lincoln Street
Description

The Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington was founded to provide a means for individuals of Scottish ancestry or interest to experience and participate in activities that celebrate the Scottish culture.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Serious Macintosh Users Group

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Website http://www.smug.net
Contact Marc Kerr
Phone 812-855-0949
Email smugbl [at] smug [dot] net
Description Our members are serious about enjoying Macs and what they can do for us, but overall we are a mixture of novices, journeymen, and long-time Mac users, all having fun with our favorite computer. We provide a meeting place for Mac users in south-central Indiana to share, learn and play with all things Mac. Meets 2nd Wednesday of month in MCPL from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in room 1C. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Phone 876-7215
Email mkerr [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Seven Oaks Classical School

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Website http://sevenoaksclassical.org/
Email president [at] sevenoaksclassical [dot] org
Description

Seven Oaks Classical School is a tuition free Kindergarten through twelfth grade public charter school dedicated to a classical education to promote superior educational results.Seven Oaks Classical School is a K-12 school seeking authorization through the Indiana Charter School Board. The school hopes to open in Fall 2015 with grades K-8 and will add a grade level each year until 12th grade is achieved.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Shalom Community Center

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Website http://shalomcommunitycenter.org/
Contact Joel Rekas (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-5734
Address 620 S. Walnut
P.O. Box 451
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm; Breakfast: 8-9:30am; Lunch: 12-1:30pm
Description

The Shalom Community Center is dedicated to relieving the plight of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in South Central Indiana. Since access to food, housing, education, and health and human services are fundamental human rights; we seek to meet these basic needs. As a non profit resource center, we deliver social services directly and in collaboration with other agencies in a respectful and secure environment. We advocate for the most vulnerable among us and promote activities that empower people to develop their assets to the fullest extent possible.

Address First United Methodist Church
219 E. Fourth St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Address First Christian Church
205 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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SHARE Network Indiana

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Website http://www.in.gov/ofbci/share/
Email share [at] ofbci [dot] IN [dot] gov
Description The SHARE Network offers a vast array of resources that will aid citizens across the state in obtaining or retaining employment. These resources include food banks, clothing banks, child care, substance abuse rehabilitation, health services, and many more.

SHARE is an acronym for Showing How Access to Resources Empowers. SHARE Network is not an employment service and is not responsible for directly providing services to the public. SHARE Network is an online database of resources available to the public that can be used to help meet employment goals. SHARE Network Indiana is sponsored by the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and the Department of Correction (DOC), in collaboration with the United States Department of Labor.

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Sherwood Green Homeowners Association

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Phone 401 339-1880
Hours Mon & Wed. 1-4, Tue & Thur 11-2, no Friday hours
Description

Call for more information.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Sierra Club - Bloomington Group

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Website http://www.hoosier.sierraclub.org/bloomington/index.html
Contact Tom Mooradian
Phone 847-846-6256
Email thomas [dot] mooradian [at] att [dot] net
Description

The Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club celebrated 25 years of environmental activism in 2000. It is an active and vibrant organization that works to accomplish the Sierra Club's mission to:

1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

2. Practice and promote responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

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Silk Road Baiyrum Festival

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Website http://www.silkroadensemble.com
Contact Melissa Dittman (Assistant Director)
Phone (219) 921-5846
Email silkroad [at] silkroadensemble [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2434
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Educates the public about the cultures and music of the Silk Road regions of Central Asia.

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SIREN- Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network

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Phone 332-8796
Email SIRENsolar [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Caldwell ECO Center
323 S. Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

SIREN is a community group of volunteers working together to expedite the transition to renewable energy production in Southern Indiana. Come to a meeting or join our email discussion list to learn more.

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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Website http://www.isbdc.org/location/west-central-isbdc/
Contact Troy Phelps
Phone (812) 345-9395
Email westcentral [at] isbdc [dot] org
Address 501 North Morton Street, Suite 106
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Our mission is to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community.

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Society for Creative Anachronism - Local Branch

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Website http://www.midrealm.org/mynyddseren/index.html
Contact Paul Friebus (Local Branch President)
Phone 812-935-0744
Email pfriebus [at] gmail [dot] com
Hours Meets weekly--call for information.
Description Non-profit education organization for people interested in the Middle Ages. Arts and Sciences Medieval research and recreation group.

Information listed is for local group; to contact the SCA directly, visit www.sca.org.

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Society of St. Vincent De Paul

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsvdp.org/
Phone 812-961-1510
Email info [at] bloomingtonsvdp [dot] org
Address 1413 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

They provide community resource information and limited financial help. Also, they collect and distribute donated furniture and appliances to those in need through a voucher system.

 

St. Vincent de Paul is Catholic led, but is open to all who wish to serve Christ by serving others. In Bloomington, they currently have volunteers from the three local Catholic parishes, St. Charles, St. John's and St. Pauls as well as from St. Thomas Lutheran Church and others.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Society of the Friends of Music of Indiana University

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Website http://www.music.indiana.edu/friends
Contact Brittany D. Friesner, (Assistant Director of Development)
Phone 812-855-5342
Email friendom [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

The Society of the Friends of Music is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music through its student scholarship program.

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Solidarity

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Website http://www.solidarity-us.org/
Contact Milton Fisk (Professor)
Phone (812) 332-8272
Email bloomington [at] solidarity-us [dot] org
Description Solidarity is a Socialist/feminist group committed to working openly as Socialists in the local and national communities.
Additional Contact Jeff Nelton
Phone (812) 337-0109
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Sounds of Indiana Chorus

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Website http://bloomingtonareamusic.com/2010/08/sounds-of-indiana-chorus/
Contact Steven Albert
Phone (812) 825-8989
Email salbert [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Formerly known as the Hoosier Tonecutters. Sounds of Indiana Chorus is a male barbershop chorus that rehearses every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. in the small chapel at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Visitors are always welcome to join us for a night of fun, fellowship, and great barbershop harmony.
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South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

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Website http://www.inpaws.org/
Contact Steve Dunbar (President)
Email clarencestevedunbar [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

We are the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Our mission is to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization and scientific study of the flora native to Indiana and to educate the public about the values, beauty, diversity and environmental importance of indigenous vegetation.

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South Central Community Action Head Start Program

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Website http://www.insccap.org/
Contact Blakely Clements (Director)
Phone 334-8350
Description

A federally funded preschool for children of low income families of Monroe County.

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South Central Community Action Program

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Website http://www.insccap.org/
Contact Greg Ingram (general info)
Phone (812) 339-3447
Email public [at] insccap [dot] org
Hours Monday thru Friday 7:30am - 4pm; closed 12pm - 1pm for lunch; the board meets first Monday of every month at 7pm
Description South Central Community Action Program, Inc., serves as an advocate, guide, and leader in providing opportunities for the low-income population to obtain services that will help them become self-sufficient. They offer services to income-eligible households throughout a four-county service area including Monroe, Morgan, Brown, and Owen Counties. They also provide energy and weatherization assistance information, help income eligible households with their heat and electric bills, and administer the Summer Cool Program which provides fans to income eligible households.
Additional Contact Beth Pankoski (Executive Administrative Assistant)
Phone 339-3447 ext. 233
Email beth [at] insccap [dot] org
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