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 Storyteller's Guild

Websitehttp://btownstorytellers.blogspot.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.

ContactGinny Richey (Coordinator)
btownstorytellers [at] gmail.com
812-339-7224
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Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

AddressVillage Deli
409 East Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O. Box 3176
Bloomington, In 47401
Description

Rotary is more than a service organization that's making a difference in your community. We're an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world. The difference we make starts with our members.

Meetings are Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the Village Deli.

ContactDanielle Stancombe
bloomingtonsunriserotary [at] gmail.com
812-558-1491
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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com
AddressPO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through performances and educational outreach throughout the community. This 75 member, all-volunteer community orchestra performs a classical concert series, holiday 'pops' programs, a children's concert, plus a summer concert in the park every season.

ContactDonna Lafferty (Executive Director)
bso.donna [at] gmail.com
812-331-2320
Additional Contactbso [at] bloomingtonsymphony.com
Year Established1969
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Transit Access

Websitehttp://bloomingtontransit.com/bt-Access/
Address130 West Grimes Lane
Bloomington, In 47403
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.

ContactBloomington Public Transportation Corporation
customer [at] bloomingtontransit.com
812-336-7433
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Bloomington United

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.

ContactDoug Bauder (Coordinator)
dbauder [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4252
Additional ContactRabbi Sue Laikin Shifron
hillel [at] indiana.edu
812-336-3824
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Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Websitehttp://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2636.htm
Address450 S. Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403
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.

Contact332-7331
Additional Contact332-9372
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Bloomington Walking Club

Websitehttps://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/fitness/other
AddressLocation varies. See description below.
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Walking Club, presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation, IU Health Bloomington, and Purdue Extension of Monroe County, is an informal group that walks from one to three miles on paved paths and natural trails in and around city parks. All ability levels are welcome, and walkers choose their own pace. The Bloomington Walking Club is dog- and stroller-friendly. Participation is free! Follow City of Bloomington, IN - Parks and Recreation on Facebook for more information about the Bloomington Walking Club, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation at 812-349-3700 or parks [at] bloomington.in.gov.

Contactparks [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3700
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Bloomington Watercolor Society

Websitehttp://bloomingtonwatercolor.org
Addressc/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPO Box 5236
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.

ContactCassidy Young (President)
members [at] bloomingtonwatercolor.org
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Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

Websitehttps://bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.com
Address909 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.

Contactblooomingtonwinterfarmersmarket [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, Inc.

Websitehttps://bwfbloomington.org
AddressP.O. Box 5425
Bloomington, IN 47407
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.

ContactCharlottee Griffin
bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [at] gmail.com
812-339-8471
Year Established1963
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Wrestling Club

Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/bhsswrestling/home
AddressBloomington High School South
1965 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

Contact812-334-1666
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Bloomington Yacht Club, Inc.

Websitehttp://bloomingtonyachtclub.org/
AddressP.O. Box 303
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Contact: 812-339-9415 This sailboat-only club is located on the South shore of Lake Lemon (entry by Port Hole Inn Restaurant). Club memberships include use of wet and dry storage, electric hoist, club house, Sunday races, monthly club meetings and other social activities.

ContactJeff Becker
jeffmbecker [at] gmail.com
812-331-9115
Additional ContactAmy Metzger
ajmetzger [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington, Indiana Divorce Support Group

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087256417324
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

What we are:

An informal group for divorcing, separating, or divorced individuals residing in the Bloomington, Indiana area who are looking for support while navigating their new circumstances.

While our individual stories differ they all involve the ending of serious relationships initially entered into with the belief that they would last a lifetime. We gather to support one another at weekly meetings where we share our feelings, concerns, and experiences with other members who are facing similar issues of adjustment.

Participants are expected to be willing and able to meet in person on a fairly regular basis.

LGBTQIA - friendly.

What we are not:

  • This is not a therapy group.
  • This is not a dating group.
  • This is not a place for seeking hook ups.
  • This is not a group for those simply looking to meet new people to hang out with and activities to fill their time.

The group currently meets weekly from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday evenings. For information regarding meetings please email:

b-town-divsup [at] googlegroups.com

ContactLinda
b-town-divsup [at] googlegroups.com
812-332-9970
Year Established2022
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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BloomingVeg

Websitehttps://www.bloomingveg.org
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

BloomingVeg is an all-ages social and advocacy group for vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers alike in Bloomington, Indiana. BloomingVeg was founded in 2012 in part to organize outings, helping at the local animal sanctuary, promoting & publicizing vegan dining options in Bloomington, leafleting, demonstrating at circuses and engaging in other friendly efforts to help others live more compassionately.

Also because eating is such a social aspect of our lives, we wanted to provide a venue for fun gatherings like Meatless Monday dinners at local  restaurants, potlucks, holiday cookie swaps and more among like-minded people.

If you are a long time vegan or vegetarian, just starting out or maybe you just like eating vegan food--BloomingVeg has something for you.

Find meeting dates on our website: bloomingveg.org

 

ContactJessika Griffin
bloomingveg [at] gmail.com
317-650-1230
Year Established2012
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomingveg

Websitehttps://bloomingveg.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

BloomingVEG is an all-ages social and advocacy group for vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers alike in Bloomington, Indiana. Some of our activities include potlucks, advocacy events, and dine-outs.

ContactJessika Griffin
bloomingveg [at] gmail.com
317-765-1230
Year Established2013
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Book Circulating Group

Websitehttps://uclub.sitehost.iu.edu/bookcirculating/
Address900 E. 7th Street
Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half nonfiction.

ContactPenny Gaither (Co-Chair)
booklady88 [at] gmail.com
812-332-8010
Additional ContactLou Moir (Co-Chair)
moirl [at] indiana.edu
822-1515
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Books Plus Book Discussion Group

Websitehttp://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/books-plus
AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and nonfiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

Contact812-349-3050
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Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Websitehttps://bgcbloomington.org
Address311 S. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1037 N. Summit Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

ContactJeff Baldwin (Executive Director)
jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington.org
812-332-5311
Additional ContactBoys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Club
812-336-6501
Year Established1956
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