Community Organizations

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


Cruisin' Classics

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Website http://www.motortopia.com/car-clubs/cruisin-classics-of-bloomington-in-inc-667
Contact Michael Brewer (Vice President)
Phone 812-961-2807
Email mike [at] carsbackthen [dot] com
Description

Open to anyone who is a car owner, regardless of the car's make or age. For enjoyment and restoration of vehicles, to help people with vehicular problems. Dues $25 yearly. Contact for meeting times.

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CUBAmistad

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Website http://www.bloomingtononline.net/directory/listing/CUBAmistad/438
Address PO Box 2201
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Meets at 5:30 on the first Wednesday of each month in Soma Coffee House
Description CUBAmistad is a sister-city project linking Bloomington, Indiana, and Santa Clara, Cuba.
Additional Contact Cynthia Roberts-Hall
Email cynhall [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Additional Contact Mike Gasser
Phone 339-5793
Email gasser [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery

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Website http://www.ganden.org/
Phone 812-334-3456
Email dgtl [at] ganden [dot] org
Hours See website
Description

Gaden Khachoe Shing is a Buddhist monastery dedicated to preserving the Buddha's teachings as transmitted through the Gelukpa lineage of Tibet, for the benefit of all beings.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Daughters of Isabella (D of I)

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Website http://www.sjabloomington.org/#!daughters-of-isabella/cf92
Contact Donna Hawk
Phone (812) 876-1974
Email info [at] sjabloomington [dot] org
Address St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
4607 W. State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Meets the first Tuesday of each month (except February and December) at 7pm in St. Patrick's Room.
Description

The D of I is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of their motto: "Unity, Friendship, and Charity." The St. Bernadette Circle #712 invites all Catholic women from the three parishes in Bloomington to consider membership in this organization. D of I fundraisers help local charities, including St. Vincent de Paul, Community Kitchen, Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Hannah House. The main focus of all thirty-five D of I chapters in Indiana is St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services located in Indianapolis.

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Daughters of the American Revolution

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Website http://www.dar.org
Contact Patricia Mitchell
Phone (812) 876-1160
Hours Meets the second Thursday of each month except June through August.
Description The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization, dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors.
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Day2 Film Society

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Contact Michael Anderson (Director)
Phone 812.219.4114
Email figurehead [at] bluesanct [dot] com
Address 1423 W. Monon Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Meeting time varies based on events.
Description Purpose: To organize free screenings of independent film and musical performances made within the Day2 Alliance Collective.
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Debtors Anonymous

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Website http://www.glada.org/
Phone 812-339-8768
Address First Presbyterian Church
221 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Saturdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Description

A self help 12 step program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, for people with debt and spending problems.

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Deep Roots Animal Sanctuary

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Website http://www.deeprootssanctuary.org/
Email info [at] deeprootssanctuary [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 171
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description The Deep Roots Animal Sanctuary is a non-hierarchical, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all animals. It is our goal to decrease violence against animals by establishing a safe space that will provide refuge for debilitated and displaced animals, on-going veterinary care, wildlife rehabilitation, community programs, and education.
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Delta Sigma Pi

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Website http://iudsp.com/
Contact Charles Liles (President)
Email joindsp [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Additional Contact Chris Wade (Senior Vice President)
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Democracy for Monroe County

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

Democracy for Monroe County (DFMC) is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to supporting progressive policies at the local and state levels, and candidates who support those policies. DFMC is part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups allied with Democracy for America, the political action committee inspired by the Presidential campaign of Howard Dean.

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Democratic Women's Caucus

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Website http://www.democraticwomenscaucus.org/
Contact Regina Moore (Chair)
Email regina [dot] moore [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Regina Moore, Bloomington's current City Clerk, first conceived the idea of a Democratic Women's Caucus during the local 2003 campaigns. She and Susan Sandberg were the only women to run on the city's ballot in 2003. Moore ran for and was reelected City Clerk.

Additional Contact Kristina Simmonds (Treasurer)
Email dwcaucus [at] gmail [dot] com
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Dental Care Center

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Contact Marie Harlan (Administrator)
Phone (812) 339-7700
Address 1602 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Call for information regarding a fee reduction for low-income persons.

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District 10 Pro Bono Project

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/CircuitCourt/LegalServicesforLowIncomeParties.aspx
Contact Intake Line
Phone (812) 339-3610
Email dist10probono [at] gmail [dot] com
Hours Intake Hours: Monday 10 am to 12 pm, Thursday 2 pm to 5 pm
Description

Matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys in the community who will take the case for free. For civil cases only. This organization serves Lawrence, Greene, Owen and Monroe Counties.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Diversity Theatre

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=505
Contact Audrey Heller (Artistic Director)
Phone 812-336-3198
Email hellera [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Diversity Theatre is a company that addresses through the medium of theatre various social issues (e.g., disability, aging, gender, homelessness, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation). They perform for adults and children, generating productions through improvisation. They also sponsor the MOSAIC Film Festival, this year showing short films for adults and children on aging, religion, race/ethnicity, and disability

Additional Contact Craig Brenner (City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-3471
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DivorceCare Workshop

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Website http://www.socc.org/care/caregroups.html////
Contact Melinda Johnson
Phone (812) 334-3490
Address Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours meets Mondays, 7 - 8:30pm in room G51
Description DivorceCare is designed to give you spiritual help that will heal and transform your life. Meetings are Monday at 7:00pm in G51 and you are welcome to join at any time.
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Donald E. Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Fraternal Order of Police

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Website http://www.fop88.org
Contact Jason Shaevitz (Webmaster)
Email webmaster [at] fop88 [dot] org
Address PO Box 1561
2450 N. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Donald E Owens Memorial Lodge 88 membership consists of members representing 12 local law enforcement agencies in Monroe, Brown, Greene and Martin counties. Our primary position is to represent law enforcement in matters of wages and salaries, rights, benefits, work hours, and safety. The lodge is also active with improving the community by making charitable donations to fellow officers in need, youth sport and education programs, disaster/tragedy assistance, and the Special Olympics.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Downtown Visitors Center

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Website http://www.visitbloomington.com
Phone (812) 334-8900
Email cvb [at] visitbloomington [dot] com
Description

Provide you with information about the many attractions and landmarks on IU's campus that you may want to visit. You'll also find information on the history and traditions that are an integral part of the Indiana University experience, links to official IU information on athletics, academics and alumni, plus lots of great inside tips for visiting campus.

Email cvb [at] visitbloomington [dot] com
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Ducks Unlimited

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Website http://www.ducks.org/indiana
Contact Frank Wolka (District 9 Chairman)
Phone (812) 333-0332
Description

Conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife.

Additional Contact Fred Loehr (District 11 Chairman)
Email doadrake [at] aol [dot] com
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Eagles Lodge #1085

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Website http://foe.com
Phone (812) 339-9946
Hours 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Description

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.

Phone Fax: (812) 331-7060
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Early Music In Motion

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Website http://www.earlymusicinmotion.org
Contact Robert Frew (President)
Phone 812-558-0885
Email earlymusicinmotion [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 7921
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Early Music in Motion is a not-for profit with a mission to provide music related to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to young audiences and underserved communities of the state of Indiana through concerts, didactical performances and workshops.

Additional Contact Juan Arango (Vice-President)
Year Established 2005
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Earth Care

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Website http://www.earthcareindiana.org
Phone 339-7303
Email EarthCareIndiana [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.

Phone 334-2831
Email allan [dot] edmonds [at] gmail [dot] com
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Eastside Club

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Phone 812-349-3720
Address 349 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours 10 a.m., second Tuesday of the month
Description

Senior Citizen's Club. Meets at the Community Room at Bell Trace.

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Edgewood Band Boosters

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Website http://www.edgewoodbands.com/band-boosters.html
Contact Jon Arnold
Phone 876-2277
Description

Call Edgewood High School for more information. Contact Joe Mikolaj.

Email jon [dot] arnold [at] edgewoodschools [dot] net
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EF Foundation for Foreign Study

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Website http://www.effoundation.org/
Phone (800) 44-SHARE
Email foundation [at] ef [dot] com
Address EF Center Boston
One Education St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Description EF Foundation for Foreign Study is a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging cultural awareness through international education and exchange. Today, EF Foundation reaches over oceans and across borders to teenagers around the world, providing semester and year-long high school placements in nine countries. With the support of host families, high schools, and EF Foundation representatives on five continents, we open the world fortoday's students and tomorrow's leaders.
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El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL)

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Website http://www.elcentrocomunal.com/
Phone (812) 355-7513
Email elcentrocomunal [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E Kirkwood Avenue, Room 200
Bloomington, IN 47408
Hours Monday: 11am-7pm Tuesday: 11am-4pm Wednesday: 11-4pm
Description

El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL) is a grassroots, community-based organization that seeks to provide an accessible and safe space for all Latinos, with a focus on Spanish-speaking people, to find information, access to resources and a place to hold community events. CCL also seeks to promote communication and understanding among service agencies and the Latino community in order to facilitate their integration and encourage active Latina/o participation in the greater Bloomington community (Monroe County).

**Should our office be closed, you may also contact Daniel Soto at the City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Division at 812-349-3430.

Address El Centro Comunal Latino
PO Box 3462
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll/
Contact Kelly Richardson
Phone 812-855-4627
Email ksrichar [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2805 E. 10th Street
Suite 140
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

This collection contains over 15,000 objects relating to clothing and personal adornment, dating from the late 18th century to the present. Collection is in storage but is open for research.

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Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce

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Website http://www.ellettsvillechamber.com/
Contact Gary Brinley (President)
Phone (812) 876-6611
Email gbrinley [at] peoples-bank [dot] com
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Description

The Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and provides the glue in a mosaic of community partners working together to make Ellettsville a more vibrant, productive, and cohesive community. The Chamber, established in 1960, continues to preserve the twon's image and help make the community a better place to work and live.

Additional Contact Kenny Williams (Vice President)
Email kenny [dot] williams [at] edwardjones [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Ellettsville Exchange Club

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Website http://www.nationalexchangeclub.org/index.htm
Contact Darlyne Sowder (Secretary)
Phone 876 - 7373
Email dsowder [at] smithville [dot] net
Address P.O. Box 312
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Description Meets second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Arby's Restaurant (3601 W SR 46 Bloomington, IN 47404).
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Ellettsville Main Street, Inc.

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Website http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/cobvn/org/10263966094.html
Contact Jeana Kapczynski (President)
Phone 812-876-7350
Hours Monthly evening meetings. Call for details and schedule.
Description

Organized to revitalize downtown Ellettsville, Indiana.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Ellettsville Senior Citizens Club

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Contact Elton Blackwell (President)
Phone 339-1618
Description

Meets monthly every third Tuesday at 12 noon for a potluck, at Endwright Center.

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