Community Organizations

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

 

Click on the title of the organization to view upcoming meetings at the library and links to similar organizations.

Bloomington Chamber Singers

Websitehttps://www.chambersingers.info
AddressP.O. Box 3256
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Chamber Singers is to perform choral works and, thereby, provide opportunities for performance, education, and community service for the Bloomington area.

ContactGerald Sousa (Music Director)
bcs [at] chambersingers.info
812-876-7342
Additional ContactJulie Grindle (Assistant Music Director)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Chapter of the Eastern Star

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Order-of-Eastern-Star-Bloomington-Chapter-223-203502483161234
Address4160 South Walnut Street Pike.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

 

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30pm.

The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic-related fraternal organization of women and men dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness. This order is comprised of people with deep religious convictions and spiritual values, open to all faiths except no faith. Although not a part of the Masonic fraternity, membership is based on a Masonic affiliation or relationship, a belief in God and a desire to acquire additional knowledge and for self improvement. The degrees of the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith and love. These degrees are presented in a beautiful ritualistic ceremony designed to not only teach the lessons, but also to provide insight for future study and understanding. The organization was founded in the mid to late 1800s by our founder, Dr. Rob Morris, for the expressed purpose of offering support and affiliation to the wives, mothers, daughters, grandchildren, etc. of Free Masons. The organization is open to both male and female.

ContactBette Calkins
812-339-5713
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Bloomington Community Band

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtoncommunityband.org
AddressP.O. Box 237
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Smith Road. An adult volunteer concert band. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. No auditions necessary.

ContactDan Westerhaus
manager [at] bloomingtoncommunityband.org
812-323-8315
Year Established1978
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Community Bike Project

Websitehttps://www.btownbikeproject.org/
AddressCommunity Bike Project
214 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-3961
Additional Address245 W. Grimes Ln
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

Bloomington based group that focuses on providing bicycle transportation. Services include the following:

  • bikes for sale: we sell gently used bikes at bargain prices
  • earn-a-bike program: participants can receive a bicycle after volunteering their time in our shop
  • advocacy: we support alternative forms of transportation; we support the reuse and recycling of bicycles
  • workshops & classes: we offer unique bike maintence workshops and classes for children and adults
  • open shop: we make our tools available to the public
  • bike distribution: we give away one free bike a month for qualified applicants
  • art: we weld old bike parts to make bike racks, tables, or sculptures
ContactBloomington.Bike.Project [at] gmail.com
812-624-5322
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Bloomington Community Orchard

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org/site/
AddressP.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Contactgetinvolved [at] bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Cooperative Living

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/bloomingtoncoop
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Bloomington Cooperative Living Inc. was founded in the Fall of 2007 in Bloomington, Indiana using a nonprofit housing cooperative model. The organization is incorporated for the fostering of an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable society through the practice of cooperative living. Bloomington Cooperative Living welcomes all community members to join the organization for weekly potlucks. BCL was founded by students from Indiana University and experienced coopers from places such as Ann Arbor, MI, Madison, WI , Athens, OH , and Berkley, CA. We are members of the North American Students of Cooperation. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about visitng and/or joining the co-op!

Contactbloomingtoncoop [at] gmail.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Country Club

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtoncc.com
Address3000 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Bloomington Country Club is Bloomington's only private country club and proudly offers the best golfing experience in South Central Indiana. The club offers a unique and wonderful experience whether you are a hard-core golfer, just an occasional golfer, or only want a beautiful pool and an incredible dining opportunity. There are memberships to suit all needs.

ContactMeghan Snyder
msnyder [at] bloomingtoncc.com
812-332-1116
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Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc.

Websitehttps://www.bdlc.org
Address1807 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

The purpose of the Bloomington Developmental Learning Center is to provide an educational, child-centered, family-oriented, multi-ethnic child care program to our member families. BDLC provides individualized attention through a self-paced environmental exploration with appropriate guided instruction.

Contactdirector [at] bdlc.org
812-336-6600
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Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)

Websitehttps://bloomingtonedc.com/aboutthebedc/
Address1720 N Kinser Pike Suite 001
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is the lead business retention, development and attraction entity for Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana; the lead intermediary between local businesses and state and federal economic development assistance programs, and the host of the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership (BLSP) and the Bloomington Technology Partnership (BTP). BEDC focuses on talent retention and attraction, business development and partnerships with Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.

ContactLynn Coyne (President)
lcoyne [at] comparebloomington.us
812.335.7346
Additional ContactMarilyn Skirvin (Vice President)
mskirvin [at] comparebloomington.us
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Bloomington Fencing Club

Websitehttps://bloomingtonfencingclub.com
Address107 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Bloomington Fencing will be teaching classes in their new (as of March 2010) facility on the courthouse square. For class times and prices, call or visit website.

ContactJason Dazey
bloomingtonfencing [at] yahoo.com
812-219-3468
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Bloomington Food Policy Council

Websitehttp://bloomingtonfpc.org/
Address909 E. 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47407-7542
Description

 

The Bloomington Food Policy Council exists to increase and preserve access to sustainably produced, locally grown, healthful food for all residents in Monroe and surrounding counties.

 

 

Contactbfpc [at] bloomingtonfpc.org
Year Established2010
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Bloomington Fools Hash House Harriers

Websitehttp://www.bfh3.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The hash is a non-competitive social club that meets to run, jog, or walk a four to six mile cross-country trail. The trails, set up by different hashers each week, traverse obstacles designed to slow down the hashers--including creeks, mud, sewers, tunnels, brambles, shopping malls, etc. Following the hash trail there is a brief ceremony welcoming new hashers and marking how many trails members have completed.

Contact812-335-2991
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Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

Websitehttps://www.4thstreet.org/
AddressP.O. Box 1257
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The 4th Street Festival was created in 1977 by Bloomington, Indiana area artists and craftspeople to showcase southern Indiana talent. The fair has grown to include artists from all over the country. The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Fine Crafts strives to create an atmosphere of appreciation for art as well as an opportunity for artists to showcase their work by presenting a high quality event, while providing an educational environment to create connections with art and artists. Fourth Street prides itself on being admission free and welcoming to all.

Contactinfo [at] 4thstreet.org
335-3814
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Bloomington Garden Club

Websitehttps://bloomingtongardenclub.org
Description

On September 27, 1938, six women formed The Bloomington Garden Club. These six charter members had the following mission: to promote the knowledge and love of gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and to encourage civic planting and beautification.

Closed membership.

Members and participants must to be nominated to join.

Sponsors the Garden Walk annually and other civic garden projects. Minutes are stored at the Lilly Library.

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Bloomington Glass Guild

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonglassguild.org/
Address3740 East 3rd Street
(group meets at University Baptist Church)
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Glass Guild is open to all who dream about glass, work with glass, admire glass or just want to learn more about glass.

Contactagitlitz [at] hotmail.com
812-345-2470
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Bloomington Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

Websitehttps://www.good-evening.org
AddressAmerican Legion 1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Toastmasters club is dedicated to improving communication skills through public speaking. Toastmaster clubs help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills which promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of the world.

Contactinfo [at] good-evening.org
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Bloomington Good Morning Club

Websitehttps://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00000482-bloomington-good-morning-club
AddressSt. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The Bloomington Good Morning Toastmasters is meeting online during the COVID pandemic. Visitors are free to join us Friday mornings at 7a.m. Email us for for the link!

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Good communicators tend to be good leaders.

ContactMatt Guschwan
officers-482 [at] toastmastersclubs.org
812-605-2355
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Bloomington Health Foundation

Websitehttp://bloomingtonhealthfoundation.org
Address405 N. Rogers
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

We are committed to helping the people of Bloomington and surrounding communities lead healthier lives. We invest in and partner with the people and organizations of our community to implement innovative, evidence-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health issues.
 

ContactLauren Dexter (Director of Marketing and Events)
ldexter [at] bloomhf.org
812-558-2485
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Bloomington Housing Authority

Websitehttp://www.bhaindiana.net
Address1007 North Summitt Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The BHA was established in 1961 and the first development of affordable housing units was completed in 1968. Currently, the BHA employs a staff of 30 employees and provides housing assistance to over 2,500 Monroe County households each year. The BHA operates three affordable housing communities and provides more than 1,300 Housing Choice Vouchers, also known as Section 8, that allow income eligible families to rent in the private market. Along with housing assistance, the BHA maintains active service coordination programs including the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Step Up Program.

ContactAmber Gress
agress [at] blha.net
812-339-3491
Year Established1961
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Bloomington Indiana Grotto

Websitehttps://bloomingtonindianagrotto.home.blog/
AddressP.O. Box 5283
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Loosely knit group of cavers in Bloomington area. Bloomington Indiana Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society which supports exploration, research and conservation related to caves.

ContactSam Frushour (Treasurer)
bloomingtonindianagrotto [at] gmail.com
812-339-2130
Additional ContactPatti Cummings (Chair)
big [at] caves.org
855-7361
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