Community Organizations

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


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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Gateway Poultry Association

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Website http://www.gatewaypoultryshow.com/
Description

From the website: a place to find information about the Gateway Poultry Show held every April at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Indiana. We typically have about 1,000 entries of chickens, waterfowl, pigeons and turkeys. We also have vendors that sell poultry supplies and a bird sales area. Food (breakfast and lunch) is provided by the Monroe County 4-H Poultry Club with all proceeds going towards supplies and awards for their fair. There is no fee for parking and no fee to enter the show hall.

Additional Contact Bob Abbitt (Breed Club Meets/General Information)
Phone 812-828-9485
Email rabbit [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Girls Incorporated of Monroe County

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Website http://www.girlsinc-monroe.org/
Contact Kristi McCann (Executive Director)
Phone 336-7313
Email info [at] girlsinc-monroe [dot] org
Hours Office: 9AM - 4PM After School: 2:30PM - 6PM
Description

Girls Incorporated is a national youth organization dedicated to helping girls become strong, smart, and bold. We provide programs to girls after school, on weekends, and during the summer through our network of affiliates. In addition, we conduct research on girls' issues and advocate for girls. Girls who participate in our programs range in age from 6 to 18 and come from a variety of backgrounds, including Caucasian, African-American, Latina, Native American, and Asian, among others. Fifty-four percent are from single parent families.

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Give4ECAs

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Website http://give4ecas.org/
Phone 812-330-7700
Email fmccs [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address 315 North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is leading a community-wide effort to raise the funds to support all 400+ ECA positions in all MCCSC schools. The Foundation will coordinate an effort to engage parents, PTOs, booster groups, and school system leadership in a fundraising campaign. A variety of fundraising techniques will be employed to meet the goal.
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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

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Website http://www.givingbacktoafrica.org/
Contact Michael Valliant (Administrative Director)
Email givingbacktoafrica [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2328
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Giving Back to Africa (GBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), our goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries - through service-centered education - to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the nation.

Additional Contact Dr. Louis J. Calli, Jr. (President)
Email callil [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Ann Marie Thomson
Phone 812-876-6844
Email thomsona [at] indiana [dot] edu
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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GLBT Student Support Services Counseling Services

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~glbt/
Contact Doug Bauder (Coordinator)
Phone 812-855-4252
Email glbtserv [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University
705 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday by appointment. Drop-ins are welcome on an as-available basis.
Description GLBT Student Support Services offers FREE counseling services. The Counseling Intern offers: individual & couples counseling; group facilitation varies from semester to semester; consultation; outreach and programming; psycho-educational presentations; and a friendly, safe and confidential face to talk to.
Phone 812-855-0916
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Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology

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Website http://www.gbl.indiana.edu/
Contact Christipher Peebles (Director)
Phone 855-9544
Email gbl [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Through the efforts of Eli Lilly and Indiana University, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology was dedicated as an independent research facility with the Indiana University community in 1971. In addition to curating Eli Lilly's archaeological collection and the records and collections from Glenn Black's excavations at the Angel Mounds site, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory also curates over 10,000 collections, made up of millions of individual artifacts, representing over four decades of archaeological research in every county in Indiana and at significant sites throughout the Midwest.
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Global Gateway for Teachers, IU School of Education

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Website http://education.indiana.edu/undergraduate/immersion/index.html
Contact Laura L. Stachowski, Ph.D.
Phone (812) 856-8507
Email stachows [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address W. W. Wright Education Building, Rm. 1044
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

Global Gateway for Teachers is designed to provide classroom and community involvement experiences for student teachers and experienced teachers in culturally diverse settings.

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Global Gifts

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Website http://www.globalgiftsindy.com/
Phone (812) 336-7402
Email bloomington [at] globalgiftsindy [dot] com
Description Global Gifts, the new non-profit fair trade store is now open in Bloomington! Global Gifts works to provide artisans from developing countries with a fair wage, while promoting gender equity, environmental sustainability, and global education.
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Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

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Website http://www.goodwill.org/
Phone (812) 331-8170
Address Bloomington - East Goodwill Store
840 S. Auto Mall Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Sunday - noon - 6pm; Monday through Saturday - 9am - 9pm
Description Goodwill Industries is North America's leading non-profit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Phone (812) 336-8104
Address Bloomington - West Goodwill Store
1284 S. Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
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Grace Notes

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Contact Josie Lukey (Sponsor)
Phone 339-5971
Address 9380 E. Conard
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter, for grades K through 3.
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Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

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Website http://www.chamberbloomington.org/cwt/external/wcpages/index.aspx
Contact Christy Gillenwater (President and CEO)
Phone (812) 336-6381
Email info [at] ChamberBloomington [dot] org
Address 400 W. Seventh St., ste. 102
P.O. Box 1302
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Monday through Thursday, 8am - 5pm; Friday 8am - 4pm
Description The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping build better business and better community.
Additional Contact Heather Robinson (Vice President of Operations)
Email hrobinson [at] ChamberBloomington [dot] org
Additional Contact Katie Bruhn (Administrative Assistant)
Email kbruhn [at] ChamberBloomington [dot] org
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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=278
Contact Steve Cotter (Natural Resources Manager)
Phone (812) 349-3736
Email cotters [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is 1,179 acres off North Dunn Street, with a 109 acre lake. The boathouse is located at 3300 N. Headley Road. Scenic woodlands teem with wild flora and fauna Nature Preserve. Swimming is prohibited in the lake, and to protect wildlife, all dogs must remain leashed while in the preserve. Call Angie Smith at (812) 349-3759 for boathouse information on Weekdays, and the Boathouse phone at (812) 349-3732 for Saturday and Sunday rentals

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Guardian Martial Arts

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Website http://www.guardianmartialarts.org
Phone 812-329-9941
Address 701 W. Popcorn Roa
Harrodsburg, IN 47434
Description

Our mission: To improve overall health and wellness for people of all ages through education and participation in general health, fitness and exercise, as well as opportunities for spiritually-enriching activities and services

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Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

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Website http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/
Phone (812) 331-4069
Email habitat [at] MonroeCountyHabitat [dot] org
Address 213 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County promotes home ownership by building houses in partnership with families in need of adequate housing. Our mission is to build simple, decent homes for people in need with no interest, no profit.

Year Established 1988
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Hannah House Maternity Home

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Website http://www.cpcbloomington.org/
Phone 812-334-2662
Description Hannah House serves as a safe haven for pregnant women in the local community and in the surrounding area. Hannah House is supported by Crisis Pregnancy Center. The nonprofit group serves women, as well as their families and partners, who come seeking help in making decisions about their pregnancies and related concerns. Pregnancy Testing and Counseling hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4:00 pm Material Support hours: Monday: 10 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 4 pm Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 4 pm Thursday & Friday: Closed Closed for lunch each day 12 - 1pm
Phone 812-334-0055
Phone 812-334-0104
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Hare Krishna Indiana

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Website https://www.facebook.com/harekrishnaindiana.programs
Contact Kalika Devi Dasi (Organizer)
Phone 812.272.3024
Hours Sunday-Saturday 8am-8pm
Description

We are a non-profit organization that focuses on Indian heritage and culture. Hare Krishna Indiana provides free lectures and study to those interested in learning Sanskrit, Kirtan, yoga, meditation, self-perfection, how to handle stress, and more. Childrens services are also available and lead by Hare Krishna Indiana's youth organizer. Workshops are also lead on different topics and include videos, music, crafts, and so much more.

Additional Contact Ashley Taylor (Event Organizer)
Phone 812.272.3024
Email trashley_traylor [at] yahoo [dot] com
Additional Contact Jennifer Russ (Co-Owner)
Phone 812.272.3024
Email kalika0829 [at] aim [dot] com
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Harmony

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Contact Lilin Chen (Sponsor)
Hours Meets on the second Sunday of the month October- February, first Sunday of the month March, April and May.
Description A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music clubs. For grades 6, 7, and 8. Meets on the second Sunday of the month October- February, first Sunday of the month March, April and May. Meeting locations vary.
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Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association

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Website http://harrodsburgheritagefestival.org/Home_Page.php
Contact Paul Strain
Phone (812) 824-9806
Hours Third Monday of each month at 7pm, Harrodsburg Community Center
Description

The Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association plans the Heritage Days Festival, which is held each year the last weekend in May. The group also generates funds for a community building and playground equipment for Harrodsburg, a community founded in 1837.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Harrodsburg Lions Club

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Contact Steve Fichtner
Phone 824-4851
Description Meets the first Thursday of the month at the Harrodsburg Community Center
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Harvest House Soup Kitchen

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Website http://www.hhfoodbank.org/
Phone 812-339-4462
Hours Sunday only 2-4pm
Description Serves free soup and sandwich lunches on Sundays from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
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Hi Neighbor Club

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Contact Judy Fulford
Phone 349-2800
Description Pot Luck lunch 4th Tuesday of every month. Meets at Richland Apartments in Ellettsville.
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Hilltop Educational Foundation

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Greg Speichert (Hilltop Center Director)
Phone 812-855-8808
Email hilltop [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description Hilltop Educational Foundation is a non-profit community organization serving the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center and supporting community initiatives in education and wellness through gardening and other horticulturally based activities.
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Hilltop Garden & Nature Center

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Greg Speichert (Director)
Phone 855-8808
Email hilltop [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description The mission of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center is to provide a central place for research and education in gardening and nature. Our purpose is simple: to show how gardening deepens our awareness of all of nature around us. This, in turn, improves the health and wellbeing of each one of us, as well as our community as a whole.
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Hong Kong Student Association

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hongkong/
Contact Christopher Viers (Faculty Advisor)
Phone 812-855-9086
Email hongkong [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan
Bloomington, In 47405
Description Faculty Advisor: Christopher Viers, 855-9086 Or call the International Center, 116 S. Jordan, 855-7133. The Hong Kong Students' Association at Indiana University Bloomington was established to serve the Hong Kong community and promote Hong Kong to the vast population around the IUB campus. Not only do we focus on helping the newcomers adapting to the American lifestyle, we also aim at helping every Hong Kong student to enrich their experience here at IU. Moreover, we desire to strengthen ties among our members and alumni, as well as to serve those who are interested in Hong Kong culture - we are here to provide a helping hand to the Hong Kong community and to share with people our unique heritage which we are absolutely proud of.
Phone 855-7133
Email hongkong [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Hooiser Hills Estate Planning Professionals

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Website http://www.hhepc.org
Contact Kathleen McConahay (Administrator)
Phone (812) 345-5220
Email kmcconahay [at] yahoo [dot] com
Address 3120 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council ("HHEPC") is an interdisciplinary organization for professionals involved in estate planning.The purposes of the HHEPC are: (1) to promote cooperative efforts among all professionals in the field of estate planning represented by the members, always keeping in mind the best interests of their clients; (2) to engage in study, discussions, meetings, and additional activities which will continuously improve the services the members deliver to their clients; (3) to promote respect and understanding of the relationship among the professions represented by the members, and the role each serves on the estate planning team; and (4) to advance public knowledge of the concept of estate planning.

Hoosier Canoe Club

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Website http://www.hoosiercanoeclub.org/index082010.html
Contact Dan Valeskey (Skipper)
Email danv [at] hoosiercanoeclub [dot] org
Description The Hoosier Canoe Club, founded in 1963, is a common adventure organization for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy paddlesports, camping, wildlife and friendship. During the winter months the annual Activity/Trip Schedule is developed for the upcoming season and in early April becomes available to the membership. Trips are featured nearly every weekend from March through October. A monthly newsletter details each scheduled activity for time, meeting location, shuttle particulars, and other logistics. From calm flatwater to thrilling whitewater, the club's varied schedule has trips for all abilities and interests
Additional Contact Terry Busch (Executive Officer)
Email xo [at] hoosiercanoeclub [dot] org
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Hoosier Courts Nursery School

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hccns/
Contact Carol Spencer (Director)
Phone (812) 855-1091
Email hccns [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4pm
Description Hoosier Courts Cooperative Nursery School welcomes the enrollment of all children regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. The school provides education for children ages 3 to 7.
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Hoosier Environmental Council

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Website http://www.hecweb.org/
Phone (317) 685-8800
Email hec [at] hecweb [dot] org
Address 3951 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN, IN 46208
Description Statewide environmental group formed 1983. Tim Maloney, Executive Director, 1915 W. 18th St., Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 685-8800 Web Address: http://www.hecweb.org/ Email: hec [at] hecweb [dot] org
Email hec [at] hecweb [dot] org
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Hoosier Fly Fishers

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Website http://www.hoosierflyfishers.com
Contact Mike Donovan (President)
Email info [at] hoosierflyfishers [dot] com
Description

Bloomington based fly fishing group.

Email mdonovan [at] hoosierflyfishers [dot] com
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