Philanthropy - Community Organizations

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100+ Women Who Care

Websitehttps://100pluswwc.wordpress.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

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

Websitehttp://www.50menwhocare.com
Address730 S Christopher Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

 

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

Websitehttps://districtsix.altrusa.org
Address4994 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8084
Description

 

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
(812) 339-9664
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Bloomington Lions Club

Websitehttps://www.bloomingtonlions.org
AddressPO Box 5962
Bloomington, IN 47407
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)

Contactbloomingtonindianalions [at] gmail.com
219-851-4212
Year Established1928
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Christmas for Kids Inc.

Websitehttps://rsutter208.wixsite.com/online-fundraising
Address3219 Allendale Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Mission: Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Christmas For the Kids Inc. provides joy and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the holidays. Sponsor a toy and give a child recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas for the Kids will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in donation boxes at The Herald-Times, Black Lumber, Liberty Family Dentistry, Rural King and Cummings Bookkeeping in Ellettsville. All donations must be made by Dec. 16, and toys will be distributed Dec. 19.

Monetary donations to Christmas for the Kids can also be made by sending a check made out to Christmas for the Kids Inc., 3219 Allendale Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47401, or online.

ContactBob Sutter
rsutter208 [at] aol.com
812-361-9484
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Christmas for the Kids Inc.

Address3219 Allendale Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Christmas for the Kids (formerly known as Monroe County Toys for Tots) collects toys and raises money to make sure area kids in need get a great gift for Christmas.

Monetary donations to Christmas for the Kids can be made by sending a check made out to Christmas for the Kids Inc., 3219 Allendale Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47401.

ContactBob Sutter
812-961-0552
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Daughters of Isabella (D of I)

Websitehttps://www.sjabloomington.org/daughters-of-isabella
AddressSt. John the Apostle Catholic Church
4607 W. State Road 46
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The D of I is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of their motto: "Unity, Friendship, and Charity." The St. Bernadette Circle #712 invites all Catholic women from the three parishes in Bloomington to consider membership in this organization. D of I fundraisers help local charities, including St. Vincent de Paul, Community Kitchen, Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Hannah House. The main focus of all thirty-five D of I chapters in Indiana is St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services located in Indianapolis.

ContactDonna Hawk
info [at] sjabloomington.org
(812) 876-1974
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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

Websitehttps://www.givingbacktoafrica.org
AddressP.O. Box 2328
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

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
1-812-340-6649
Additional ContactDr. Louis J. Calli, Jr. (President)
callil [at] indiana.edu
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Indian Creek Lions Club

Websitehttp://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/indiancreek/
Address645 W. Rogers Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

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
(812) 824-9771
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Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana

Websitehttp://www.scikiwanisclub.org
AddressP.O. Box 7431
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

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
812-327-8575
Year Established2006
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New Philanthropists of Bloomington & Monroe County

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

The New Philanthropists Giving Circle of Bloomington & Monroe County is a group of friends and neighbors with similar ideas who come together to focus on a specific need in the community.

Local nonprofits apply for grants, and members vote on who will receive these grants.

Many smaller gifts make a bigger impact!

ContactJessika Hane (President)
Year Established2009
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Operation Closer To Home

Websitehttp://www.operationcloser2home.ning.com
Address3517 S. Kennedy Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

A network of combined groups committed to sending an set monthly amount of supply boxes to our soldiers away from their bases in Afghanistan.

ContactKimberly Hooie
operationcloser2home [at] gmail.com
812-369-4200
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Phlanthropy for America (PFA)

Address213 South Rogers Street, Suite 7
Bloomington , IN 47404
Description

 

 

Philanthropy for America (PFA) is a visionary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to enlist, equip and empower the next generation of Millennial leaders across Indiana and the United States through training, coaching, experiential learning and public service so that they would be empowered to impact their societies.

Founded in 2016 by American Educator Roy Y. Chan, our mission is to develop, instill and cultivate a philanthropic culture among the Millennial generation by enlisting talented and passionate college graduates and young professionals to work for two years as PFA Fellows at a non-governmental, non-profit organization-PFA Partnered Organization-in the United States and to strengthen the movement for employment equity and income equality. In return the PFA Partnered Organization receives 15 percent of the PFA Fellow's monthly salary used to support the company's mission and/or charitable giving activities in the organization.

Philanthropy for America (PFA) aspires to help employers and consumers recruit, train and hire Millennials  (age 18-34) in the 21st century by developing a platform for companies to hire recent college graduates and young adults toward a career in business, education, development, management, social work, technology, among others. We seek to be a leading source of young philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and humanitarians who compensate their time and wealth that best serves local, national and/or international communities.

Contactinfo [at] philanthropyforamerica.org
812-269-6236
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonsvdp.org/
Address1413 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

They provide community resource information and limited financial help. Also, they collect and distribute donated furniture and appliances to those in need through a voucher system.

 

St. Vincent de Paul is Catholic led, but is open to all who wish to serve Christ by serving others. In Bloomington, they currently have volunteers from the three local Catholic parishes, St. Charles, St. John's and St. Pauls as well as from St. Thomas Lutheran Church and others.

Contactinfo [at] bloomingtonsvdp.org
812-961-1510
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Toys for Tots (Marine Corps)

Websitehttps://indianapolis-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx
AddressIndianapolis, IN
Description

Note: Monroe County is serviced by the Indianapolis branch of Toys For Tots.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Contactindytoysfortots [at] gmail.com
317-766-1032
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Well House Society

Websitehttps://iufoundation.iu.edu/leadership-giving/thanks-recognition.html
AddressIU Foundation
Post Office Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Well House Society associates give to IU where the University's needs are greatest. Your unrestricted support is a source of flexible funding that beautifies IU's campuses and enriches its academic mission. Associates give at least $2,000 annually with a minimum of $1,000 going to unrestricted uses. If you are under 40, you may become an associate with an annual gift of $1,000.

ContactJim Muehling (Director)
jmuehlin [at] indiana.edu
855-8311
Additional Contactiuf [at] indiana.edu
1-800-558-8311
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