Nonprofit Central The Nonprofit Central Resource Center was established in 2013 at the Monroe County Public Library in collaboration with the Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County (United Way, City of Bloomington, and Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County) and is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.

Nonprofit Central addresses the unique information needs of area organizations.

Nonprofit Central is committed to Monroe County nonprofits by

  • Improving management and governance
  • Increasing fundraising and resource development capacity
  • Strengthening the collaborative environment in which Monroe County nonprofits operate


Nonprofit Central offers

  • Candid (Foundation Center) databases: grants for nonprofits and individuals
  • Information on nonprofit management, governance, and resource development in a variety of formats
  • Free professional learning and networking opportunities on a variety of topics
  • One-on-one consultations for nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers
  • Comprehensive list of area nonprofit organizations and meeting spaces
  • Space in the Library for one-on-one consultations, meetings, and networking and opportunities


Nonprofit Events

Meet the Media - February

Members of local media organizations give and hear one-minute pitches from local nonprofit representatives. Attendees present for one-minute on the value of their nonprofit by sharing a story, idea, purpose, event or success related to their organization (one pitch per nonprofit). Media panel representatives provide feedback on each pitch and meet with nonprofit representatives in small groups for more in-depth questions and conversation.

Meet the Funders - October

A panel of giving and receiving experts—including foundations and development directors—discuss what they fund and what they look for when selecting nonprofits to fund. Attendees get a chance to network with funders and other nonprofit representatives, and learn grant/funding advice that can help them become more successful at obtaining funding.

Contact Nonprofit Central

Downtown Library, 2nd floor

Contact us by email

Call: 812-355-7515