Community Organizations

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


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 812-855-5497
Email ksrichar [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Memorial Hall 232
1021 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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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Emergency Services Program - Monroe County United Ministries

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Website http://www.mcum.org/emergency_services.html
Contact Cliff Edens (Emergency Services Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-3429
Address Monroe County United Ministries, Inc.
827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Call for more information.
Description This program provides emergency food, clothing, and limited financial aid. Applicant completes a simple form and interviews with social worker who determines eligibility for services. Clients are expected to participate in the solutions to their emergency situations and demonstrate progress if returning for additional services. No financial aid is given until other resources are exhausted, including application to the township trustee.
Additional Contact Vicky St. Myers (Assistant Emergency Services Coordinator)
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Enis Furley Foundation

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Website http://www.enisfurley.com/
Email information [at] EnisFurley [dot] com
Address PO Box 100
Smithville, IN 47458
Description

Scott Rolen’s Enis Furley Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Scott Rolen of the Cincinnati Reds. Our foundation is named after Scott’s eldest dog, Enis. In 1999 Scott had a vision to brighten the lives of children and their families who are dealing with an illness, hardship or other special needs. The Enis Furley Foundation works to achieve this goal by entertaining distressed families at Camp Emma Lou, our outdoor recreational retreat near Bloomington, IN. The Enis Furley Foundation also provides families unique and exciting, “once in a lifetime” sports experiences through our community outreach program, the Hot Corner Kids. Ultimately, our goals are quite simple and focused … we want to make children smile!

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Fair Trade Bloomington

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Website http://www.fairtradebloomington.org/
Contact Mary Embry (FTB President)
Phone 812-333-6871
Email fairtradebloomington [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Fair Trade Bloomington was incorporated in October of 2007 with the goal of educating about Fair Trade and increasing the availability of Fair Trade products in Bloomington, Indiana.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) - Monroe County

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Website http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/3143.htm
Phone 800-403-0864
Address Monroe County Division of Family Resources
1711 N College Avenue, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description The Monroe County Division of Family and Children
Division of Family Resources: receives applications and approves eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, cash assistance via Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and childcare.

Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning: Administers Medicaid programs including the managed care system for Hoosier Healthwise participants. Performs medical review of Medicaid disability claims.

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services: Manages the delivery of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Oversees the First Steps rehabilitation program for children from birth to age three.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction: Support network of mental health care providers.
Phone 1-800-403-0864
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Family Readiness Group Headquarters

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Contact Linda Hubbard (Chairperson)
Phone 812-320-3295
Email lindah587425 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Address 3380 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description The Family Readiness Group is led by volunteers along with the Commander and the core values of the Indiana Army National Guard will provide support, comfort, and inspiration to military members and their families.
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Farm Service Agency (USDA)

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Website http://www.fsa.usda.gov/in
Contact Troy Hobson (County Executive Director)
Phone 812-334-4323
Email Troy [dot] Hobson [at] in [dot] usda [dot] gov
Address Monroe County Farm Service Agency
1931 Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
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Farmer House Museum

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Website http://www.thefarmerhousemuseum.wix.com/homepage
Contact Emily Purcell
Phone 812-336-5597
Address 529 N. College
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Farmer House Museum, located in an historic 1869 residence, seeks to preserve and interpret family life in Monroe County, Indiana.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Feral Cat Friends, Inc.

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Website http://www.feralcatfriendsinc.org/
Phone (812) 323-8209
Email TNR [at] FeralCatFriendsInc [dot] org
Address 2600 S. Henderson St.
Suite 150
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Feral Cat Friends, Inc. assists homeowners' associations, apartment complexes, and mobile home parks or any individual with their feral and stray cat population through Trap-Neuter-Return.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Fern Hills Club

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Website http://www.fernhillsclub.com/
Phone (812) 824-4489
Email FernHills [at] aol [dot] com
Description For recreation and relaxation the Fern Hills Club is dedicated to provide a safe and friendly environment for family nudism.
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First Book - Monroe County

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Website https://secure3.convio.net/book/site/Donation2?df_id=1344&1344.donation=form1
Contact Akola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
Phone 812-322-7918
Description A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.
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Folklore and Ethnomusicology Students Association

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~fesa/
Phone (812) 855-1027
Email folkethn [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Student Association for Folklore and Ethnomusicology majors.
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Foster International Living Learning Center

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Website http://www.rps.indiana.edu/fosterrescenter.cfml
Phone 855-1408
Email fin [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Foster is an air-conditioned, coed residence hall is made up of five separate residential buildings (Harper, Martin, Magee, Jenkinson and Shea) and a public building housing a food court. Mostly double rooms and some single rooms are available. It houses the Global Village LLC and Foster International LLC
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Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

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Website http://www.mccsfoundation.org/
Contact Tina Peterson (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 330-7700
Email fmccs [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Description

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is dedicated to providing resources to improve and enhance the educational opportunities available to all MCCSC students.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Friday Musicale

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Contact Josie Lukey
Phone 812-339-5971
Hours Call for more information.
Description Friday Musicale is the Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Also operates Friday Musicale Junior Music Club.
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Friends of Art of Indiana University

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Website http://www.fa.indiana.edu/foart/
Phone (812) 855-5300
Email foart [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Fine Arts Building, FA 125
1201 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm
Description Since 1965, the Friends of Art at Indiana University has been a financial and operational support for art students at the Hope School of Fine Arts through a wide variety of activities and programs.
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Friends of the Library

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Website http://mcpl.info/friends
Phone 812-349-3050
Email fol [at] mcpl [dot] info
Address 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the Library, support the mission, vision, and values of the library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Year Established 1965
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Friends of Wylie House

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/
Phone 812-855-6224
Email libwylie [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Tues. - Sat. 10:00am - 2:00 pm
Description Organized in December 1989. Provides financial support for Wylie House historic house museum.
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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Bloomington, IN, Inc.

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Website http://www.funerals.org/
Phone 812-335-6633
Email fcab [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Address P.O. Box 7232
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Alliance provides public education and referral to resources about end-of-life and after death care including information about local options and regulations and communication with family and service providers.

 

National Website: http://www.funerals.org/

Phone (800) 765-0107
Email fca [at] funerals [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Futures Family Planning Clinic

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Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Community/Health/FuturesFamilyPlanningClinic.aspx
Phone 812-349-7343
Hours (See Website)
Description

The Futures Family Health Clinic Provides needed family planning health services for adolescents, men and women. Affordable services are available on sliding fee schedule based on income. Hispanic medical translator available by appointment only.

Language Spanish
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Garden Club of Indiana, Inc.

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Website http://www.gardenclubofindiana.org/
Contact Joyce Bulington (Web Chairman)
Address 6024 Elm Dr.
Marion, IN 46953
Description Garden clubs are made up of members who have a passion for growing things. Its members respect plant life, animals, nature, and the environment. They feel the need to give back to their community. Each garden club is individual, and may emphasize growing, landscaping, wildlife habitats, flower arranging, or other specific interests. Members come from all ages, backgrounds, experiences. Don't find what you like in your area or age range or time? Start a new club! Contact the membership chairperson for details.
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Garden Villa Alzheimer's Care Center

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Website http://gardenvillahealth.com/services/specialized-resources/
Phone 812-339-1657
Address Garden Villa Health
1100 S. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The Adult Day Program provides a safe and secure environment while a caregiver is away. Clients have access to many of the same programs and services provided to our residents. Our Alzheimer's Care Center offers nursing services, nutritional meals, stimulating activities, a beauty salon and barbershop, church groups, and even access to laundry services.

For longer-term care, Garden Villa's Advanced Alzheimer's unit provides a quiet, serene environment where residents can receive special care and support. Residents can participate in specialized recreational programs, and our staff can closely assist residents with their day-to-day activities.

Formerly a service of the Hospitality House.

Garden Villa Health

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Website http://www.gardenvillahealth.com/
Phone 812-339-1657
Address 1100 S. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description From website: With professional care centers in Bedford and Bloomington, our short and long-term accommodations include personalized nursing services, specialty Alzheimer's care, and various forms of recreational and physical therapy. We also offer a sophisticated aquatic therapy program, featuring the state-of-the-art HydroWorx 2000 therapy pool.

Formerly called Hospitality House.

Additional Contact Dianne Huestis (Administrator)
Additional Contact Stacey Hubbell (Director of Nursing)

Garlic, Inc.

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Website http://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.com
Email info [at] bloomingtongarlicfestival [dot] com
Description

Garlic, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (application pending) formed in 2012. Its goal is to inform the public on healthful food growing and consuming behavior from field to plate.

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