7 - Public/Social Benefit - Community Organizations

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100+ Women Who Care

AddressBloomington, IN

We are a group of more than one hundred women in the Monroe County, IN, area who have joined together to support local not-for-profit agencies that are active in our community. We meet once per quarter on the first WEDNESDAY of the following months: February, May, August, November.

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50+ Men Who Care

Address3000 S. Rogers Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Inspired by the recently formed 100+ Women Who Care of Bloomington, a group of local men have joined forces recently to form “50+ Men Who Care".

Similar to the women, our mission is simple: Bring together 50+ men in the Monroe County area who care about local community causes and are committed to community service.

Four times a year, we will meet for an hour and jointly vote for a local charity or not-for-profit organization (three will be nominated ahead of time).  Each man agrees write a $125 check to the selected organization and watches how the group’s commitment turns into a $5,000 or more donation.

We plan to do this four times a year and witness how this monetary contribution can improve the lives of our neighbors when placed in the hands of deserving grassroots agencies working to serve the local community.

Contact50menwhocare [at] gmail.com
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Altrusa International, Inc. of Bloomington, Indiana

Address4994 S. College Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8084

Altrusa International provides community service, develops leadership, fosters international understanding, and encourages fellowship by an international network of executives and professionals in diversified career classifications.

ContactGlenda Chestnut (President)
altrusa [at] altrusa.com
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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18

AddressBloomington, IN 47404

A Community of Volunteers Serving Veterans, Military, and their Families.

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

Contactala18in [at] gmail.com
Year Established1919
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 2000

Address5227 W. Airport Rd.
Bloomington, IN

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AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens.

AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the earned benefits of all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Association of Monroe County Taxpayers

AddressP.O. Box 3066
Bloomington, IN 47402

AMCT is a non-partisan public service organization dedicated to acting as a watchdog for the citizenry of Monroe County.

ContactGregory Travis (Executive Director)
info [at] assmotax.org
Additional ContactTim Bridges (Treasurer)
treasurer [at] assmotax.org
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Bloomington Chapter of the Eastern Star

Address4160 South Walnut Street Pike.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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
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Bloomington Cooperative Living

AddressBloomington, IN

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 Good Evening Toastmasters Club 2471

AddressAmerican Legion 1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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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

AddressSt. Charles Catholic Church
2224 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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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
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Bloomington Lions Club

AddressPO Box 5962
Bloomington, IN 47407

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)

Contactbloomingtonindianalions [at] gmail.com
Year Established1928
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Bloomington Newcomers & Neighbors Club

AddressP.O. Box 8231
Bloomingon, IN 47407-8231

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.

ContactAl Crosser
btownnewcomersneighbors [at] gmail.com
Year Established1948
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Refugee Support Network

Address3500 E. Bradley Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

In conjunction with our community partners, support asylum seekers refugees, and other displaced migrants in our community. Provide friendship, logistic and financial assistance to people who fled violence in their home country or travels, helping them to restart their lives and raise their children in safety in our community.

ContactPete Lenzen
bloomingtonrefugees [at] gmail.com
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Rotary Foundation Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 2026
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Bloomington Rotary Club was chartered April 13, 1918. It was the seventh club established in what is now District 6580, and the 403rd in Rotary. A large delegation came from the sponsoring club in Indianapolis for the installation.

Since its origins in the spring of 1918, the Bloomington Rotary Club has worked steadily to serve the larger community both through its efforts as an organization and the leadership and stewardship of its members as individuals.

Members volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond. Rotary clubs, which meet weekly, are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. The organization’s motto is “Service Above Self.”

ContactJoy Kahn Harter (President)
earondavis1 [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club

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

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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
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Bloomington United


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
Additional ContactRabbi Sue Laikin Shifron
hillel [at] indiana.edu
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Bloomington West Lions Club

AddressAmerican Legion Post 18
1800 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Bloomington West chapter of Lions Club, a charitable organization.

ContactKenneth Brashaber (President)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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