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

 

Bloomington Cooperative Living

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!

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN

Bloomington Country Club

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.

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Address
3000 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington
IN
47403
Contact
Meghan
Snyder
812-332-1116

Bloomington Developmental Learning Center, Inc.

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.

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Address
1807 S. Highland Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
812-336-6600

Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
1720 N Kinser Pike Suite 001
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Lynn
Coyne
President
812.335.7346
Marilyn
Skirvin
Vice President

Bloomington Food Policy Council

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.

 

 

Year Established: 
2010 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
909 E. 2nd Street
Bloomington
IN
47407-7542
Contact

Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

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.

Address
P.O. Box 1257
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact

Bloomington Garden Club

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 Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
American Legion 1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact

Bloomington Good Morning Club

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
St. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Matt
Guschwan
812-605-2355

Bloomington Health Foundation

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.
 

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
405 N. Rogers
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Lauren
Dexter
Director of Marketing and Events
812-558-2485

Bloomington Housing Authority

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.

Year Established: 
1961 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
1007 North Summitt Street
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Amber
Gress
812-339-3491

Bloomington Indiana Grotto

Description: 

The Bloomington Indiana Grotto was founded in 1958 and is a local chapter of the National Speleological Society. We have a wealth of specialized experience related to exploring and studying caves safely and conscientiously and are here to serve as a resource for those eager to learn more! The BIG is a community for members who wish to network with others interested in caving since it can be very unsafe to go underground alone and unprepared. We work to provide mentoring and education about techniques and equipment, safe caving practices, cave science, and good conservation ethics.

All caving trips hosted by the BIG are organized by volunteers. The BIG does not rent equipment or provide ‘tours’, but rather functions as a meeting hub for people interested in cave-related endeavors.

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Address
Bloomington
IN
47407

Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc.

Description: 

The Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club (BIKC) was established in 1966 and is a licensed American Kennel Club.  Our members are a diverse group, all united in one common Passion - dogs!

BIKC is an all breed kennel Club and our members own many different - and even - rare breeds recognized and/or soon to be recognized by the American Kennel Club.  While our passion is the dogs themselves, the devotion and joy they add to our lives, our purpose is to protect and preserve purebred breeds for future generations to enjoy.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Indiana Sacred Harp

Description: 

We meet twice a month. Our local singings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM in the lower level of the Fairview Methodist Church. (600 W 6th St.) Park in the lot on the north side of the building and enter through the lower level doors on the southeast side of the building.

Newbies are encouraged! Don’t worry, loaner books are provided!

 

 

Year Established: 
1979 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Unincorporated
Address
724 Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Aaron
Jones
336-2792

Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

Description: 

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
PO Box 7404
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact
Dave
Huss
Commissioner
335-6635
Kyle
McAninch
President

Bloomington Lions Club

Description: 

Lions Club International is a worldwide organization with clubs in over 200 countries, including China and Iraq. The Bloomington Lions extend our service beyond city, state, and even national borders to programs and institutions. We support educational, health, and community initiatives in our area and welcome new members on a regular basis.

We welcome you to attend one of our meetings, which are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post 18 (West 3rd Street, Bloomington IN)

Year Established: 
1928 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
PO Box 5962
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact

Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Description: 

Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

Year Established: 
1973 (all day)
Address
Bloomingon
IN
47402
Contact
Carrie
McHaley
812-353-2248

Bloomington Newcomers & Neighbors Club

Description: 

Bloomington Newcomers & Neighbors Club is a social organization founded to give area residents the opportunity to meet and develop friendships.  Any local resident is invited to join, regardless of how long they have lived in the area.  Our motto is "In this world there are no strangers, just friends who have never met."Through general meetings and interest groups, BNNC encourages members to learn more about Bloomington and to share interests.

Year Established: 
1948 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 8231
Bloomingon
IN
47407-8231
Contact
Al
Crosser
773-430-5228

Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Description: 

Bloomington Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, located in Bloomington, Indiana provides the following services: Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Short Term Care: Rehabilitation. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid.

Address
120 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Tessa
Tipton
Administrator
812-336-1055

Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group (BOTMDG)

Description: 

BOTMDG is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of Old Time musicians, callers, and dancers in a nurturing and friendly atmosphere. It is a non-profit organization that is run entirely through the efforts of volunteers — your help is always needed and welcome! BOTMDG is one of the oldest groups of its kind in the country. Every Wednesday evening (no exceptions!) they convene for live Old Time fiddle, New England, and Irish dance tunes. Callers lead contra, square, and occasionally English set dancing. This type of dance has a devout and enthusiastic following around the world.

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Bloomington Parkour

Description: 

We are a community driven Parkour and Freerunning club here in Bloomington, Indiana. We give free Parkour lessons both on campus and in town. Times, dates, and locations can be found on our website. We are a supportive and safe environment for learning this wonderful alternative fitness activity. All are welcome. Our focus is on using Parkour and Natural Movement to make Bloomington fun, healthy, and inclusive.
USPK Supporting Organization.

Year Established: 
2020 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Unincorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Bloomington Parks Foundation

Description: 

The Bloomington Parks Foundation, through the community’s generous support, enhances and expands the parks and recreation services of the award-winning Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. By receiving gifts of land and funds, we are able to secure new park space and trails and improve existing facilities.

We are also able to achieve our goal of improving the lives of children. By providing scholarship assistance to youth whose families’ incomes are in the lowest income brackets, young members of our community can learn lifelong skills such as swimming and build positive relationships through participation in a broad range of park programs.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

Description: 

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition strives to educate the community about war, peace and U.S. foreign policy, demilitarization, and humanitarian issues. It strives to empower people to take action in response to this information and become advocates for legislative progress.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Monroe County Courthouse
intersection of Kirkwood avenue and Walnut street
Bloomington
In
47401
Contact
Timothy
Baer
812-988-1917

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