Community Organizations

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


Bloomington Peace Choir

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Website http://www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org/
Phone 812-935-5065
Email bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 4001 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 7265
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a non-auditioned choir that believes that everyone can sing. We are a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network which is an international group of community choirs. The BPC meets every Wednesday from 7-9 pm at Unity of Bloomington at 4001 S. Rogers Street. For more information visit our web site at bloomingtonpeacechoir.org

 

Year Established 2010
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Updated October 16, 2014

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

Bloomington Photography Club

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Website http://testbpc.squarespace.com/
Contact Glen Darling (President)
Description

The Bloomington Photography Club of Bloomington, Indiana, consists of photographers of all skill levels from novice to professional. Members range widely in background, age, and areas of interest. Membership in the club is open to anyone. Others use point & shoot, rangefinder, medium format and pinhole cameras. To find a place in the club, it is not even necessary to own a camera, just to have an interest in photography.

Additional Contact Glen Darling
Phone 330-2000
Email glen [at] printmastersonline [dot] com
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Playwrights Project

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Website http://newplays.org/
Contact Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
Phone 812-334-1188
Email bppwrite [at] newplays [dot] org
Address 107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Press Club

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Website http://bloomingtonpressclub.org/
Contact Jack Dvorak (President)
Phone 812-339-4497
Email BloomingtonPressClub [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

The purpose of this group is to provide an emphasis on high quality journalism and freedom of the press by providing monthly speaker programs that focus on some aspect of journalism. Bloomington Press Club meets at noon on the fourth Monday, January through November, at the Indiana Memorial Union's Coronation Room, adjacent to the Tudor Room.

Additional Contact Steve Hinnefeld (Vice President)
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Updated September 11, 2014

Bloomington PRIDE

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Website www.bloomingtonpride.org
Contact sarah Perfetti
Email info [at] pridefilmfestival [dot] org
Address PO Box 554
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of Bloomington PRIDE: Through community-based events and services, Bloomington PRIDE celebrates queer arts, creates safe and inclusive spaces, and challenges stereotypes to enrich LGBTQA community culture.

Year Established 2003
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Quarry-Morris/207461709287573
Contact Jim Morgan (Squire)
Phone 812-322-7172
Address 1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Morris dancing is a traditional village festival dance from England. The dances Bloomington Quarry Morris performs are from the Cotswold area of England, as well as some Midwest American dances. Bloomington Quarry has performed at dawn on Mayday at the Courthouse over 25 years, the Shipshewana May festival and ethnic and renaissance festivals in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and South Bend.

 

Will perform for groups. Looking for new dancers and musicians. Requires once a week commitment October through Memorial Day.

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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Sierra Club

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Website https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSierra
Description

Mission: Enable like-minded residents of Monroe and surrounding counties to connect with one another in order to explore, enjoy, and protect our natural environment.

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Updated January 13, 2015

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild

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Website http://www.bloomspinweave.org/
Address P.O. Box 351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description The purpose of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild is to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those interested in the arts of spinning and weaving; to stimulate public appreciation for the value of spinning and weaving; to provide instruction for members in the methods and techniques of spinning, weaving and related fiber arts.
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Updated January 16, 2015

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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Updated September 11, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 27, 2011

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Ukulele Club

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Website https://sites.google.com/site/ukuleleclubloomington/
Email bloomingtonukulele [at] gmail [dot] com
Description The Bloomington Ukulele Club is a place where Bloomington residents can play the ukulele and continue to develop ukulele skills.
Year Established 2010
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Updated January 16, 2015

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

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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Updated September 10, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.com/
Email blooomingtonwinterfarmersmarket [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 909 E. 2nd Street
Harmony Gymnasium
Bloomington, In 47401
Description The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market exists to extend the farmers’ market season and increase the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year.
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Updated January 16, 2015

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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Updated October 15, 2014
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