7 - Public/Social Benefit - Community Organizations

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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

AddressP.O. Box 2328
Bloomington, IN 47402

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.

ContactMichael Valliant (Administrative Director)
gba [at] givingbacktoafrica.org
Additional ContactDr. Louis J. Calli, Jr. (President)
callil [at] indiana.edu
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

Address400 W. Seventh St., ste. 102
P.O. Box 1302
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping build better business and better community.

ContactJeb Conrad (President and CEO)
info [at] ChamberBloomington.org
Additional ContactHeather Robinson (Vice President of Operations)
hrobinson [at] ChamberBloomington.org
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Helping Hands

Address642 N Madison Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Helping Hands is an initiative launched by the Civic Champs Foundation. Our mission is to help everyone in our community live safely and comfortably by facilitating the connection between neighbors.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting medical and economic impact. Helping Hands is an opportunity to come together as a community and provide relief where it is needed. Initially, our focus will be on older adults as they face the highest risk of severe adverse effects. Our strategy is simple. We believe that small acts of kindness will go a long way. Meaning, starting today is as easy as picking up and delivering groceries.

Civic Champs is a Bloomington-based social enterprise and startup that provides volunteer management software for nonprofit organizations. The members of our team have worked in management consulting, education, software development, and more, but we share one thing in common: we are passionate about the Bloomington community. We are in the process of developing a Helping Hands app that will be offered for free to the entire community.


Contacthelpinghands [at] civicchamps.com
Year Established2020
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Indian Creek Lions Club

Address645 W. Rogers Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Indian Creek Lions Club participates in state and international Lions Club activities, contributes to International Funds, participates with Midwest States in Leader Dog Program, provides some scholarships, eyeglasses (used glasses for donation to the needy), firewood, and minor home repair.

ContactLloyd Swango (Membership Chair)
lion.watch [at] hotmail.com
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Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Legal Panel

Address1031 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

The ACLU of Indiana is the Indiana affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is dedicated to protecting the freedoms guaranteed to Indiana residents and businesses by the Indiana and United States Constitutions.

ContactJane Henegar (Executive Director)
info [at] aclu-in.org
317-635-4059 x.102
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Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Address1905 North Range Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Formerly called Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is to provide leadership that enables communities to include, support, and empower people with disabilities and family members.

ContactDavid Mank (Director)
iidc [at] indiana.edu
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Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

AddressIndiana Association of United Ways
3901 North Meridian Street, Suite 306
Indianapolis, IN 46208-4026

The network is a regionally-based service providing workshops, board retreats, and consultant referral to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations in the state of Indiana. For General Information about the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network contact Indiana Association of United Ways.

Contactstatewide [at] inrn.org
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Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana

AddressP.O. Box 7431
Bloomington, IN 47407

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington.

Contactvanessa [at] scikiwanisclub.org
Year Established2006
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Knights of Columbus - Council 1096

Address123 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1812
Bloomington, IN

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

ContactGary Broxton (Grand Knight)
bandh [at] bluemarble.net
Additional Contact812-824-4889
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Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

AddressIndiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies
101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County (LBMC) builds a stronger community by identifying a diverse cross-section of emerging leaders and preparing them for roles in shaping our future. Each year, people who are broadly representative of Bloomington and Monroe County participate in this leadership program to prepare for greater involvement in community life. To date, more than 800 local leaders have participated in this program.

LBMC is a program offered in partnership by Indiana University and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

ContactMary Catherine Carmichael (Director)
mccarmic [at] indiana.edu
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League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County

AddressP.O. Box 5592
Bloomington, IN 47407

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through advocacy and education. Membership is open to men and women 16 and older.

LWV-BMC publishes The League Letter.

ContactAnn Birch (President)
lwv [at] bloomington.in.us
Year Established1914
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Limestone Post Magazine

AddressP.O. Box 432
Bloomington, IN 47402

Limestone Post is a nonprofit, independent magazine committed to publishing informative and inclusive stories about Bloomington and the surrounding areas. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our mission is to focus on solutions-based journalism, as well covering the arts, outdoors, social-justice issues, and more.

info [at] limestonepostmagazine.com
Year Established2015
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

AddressMoose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O.Box 1318
Bloomington, IN

The Moose Community Service program of today and for the next century challenges people to become volunteers through membership in the Moose.

ContactKevin Russ (Governor)
Additional Contact812-333-1213
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