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

 

7 - Public/Social Benefit - Community Organizations

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
1919 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact

American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 2000

Description: 

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 Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
5227 W. Airport Rd.
Bloomington
IN
Contact
812-825-2200

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 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 Refugee Support Network

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
2016 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
P.O. Box 8143
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact
Pete
Lenzen
812-3254-279

City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

Description: 

The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your one-stop source for volunteer information in Bloomington and Monroe County. We invite you to connect to your community through volunteering to "be the change!" Search for volunteer opportunities.

Mission: The City of Bloomington Volunteer network exists to mobilize volunteers to address community issues and build on community assets.

Year Established: 
1980 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
401 N Morton St, Suite 260
PO Box 100
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Lucy
Schaich
Director
812-349-3433

Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

Description: 

Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation has granted $21 million to more than 380 local nonprofit organizations. Our $26 million endowment is growing and so is the difference we make by connecting caring people, important cuases, and community resources.

Year Established: 
1990 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 321
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Tina
Peterson
President and Chief Executive Officer
812-333-9016

Exchange Club of Northside Bloomington Indiana

Description: 

Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1911 with only a small handful of members, the National Exchange Club has grown to become America’s oldest service organization. Along the way, we’ve developed into a progressive, inclusive Club comprised of over 18,000 men and women who selflessly serve their communities through Exchange.

Whether local clubs decide to focus their service within our four areas of impact or something more personal to their own community, we provide our members with every resource available to make their little corner of the world—and beyond—a better, brighter place for all.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Fair Trade Bloomington

Description: 

Fair Trade Bloomington was incorporated in October of 2007 with the goal of educating about Fair Trade and increasing the availability of Fair Trade products in Bloomington, Indiana. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for those living in Bloomington and nearby communities to contribute to global economic development and poverty relief through education and products that adhere to fair trade principles. In 2013, Bloomington became Indiana's First Fair Trade Town.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
4498 E. Janet Drive
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Mary
Embry
FTB President
812-333-6871
Megan
Carpenter

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University Bloomington

Description: 

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), Indiana’s University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, has fostered a foundation of excellence for community investment in developmental disabilities since 1970. Our mission is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service.

Our work crosses the lifespan and is conducted through seven centers and an Indiana University disability-focused library accessible to all state residents.
 

Address
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact

League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
1914 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 5592
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact
Ann
Birch
President
334-1984

Limestone Post Magazine

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
2015 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Exempt
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 432
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1081

Description: 

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

Address
Moose Lodge
1580 W. Bloomfield Rd.
Bloomington
IN
47403
Additional Address
P.O.Box 1318
Bloomington
IN
Contact
Kevin
Russ
Governor
812-336-5281
812-333-1213

Midwest Pages to Prisoners

Description: 
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all-volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States.
 
By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to promote critical thinking behind bars. We develop relationships so people on the outside can better understand and combat the injustices faced by folks who are incarcerated. We are aware the prison industrial complex targets People of Color, in poverty, and in the LGBTQ+ community.
 
The project exists to alleviate a lot of the pain caused by the criminal justice system, and to provide a direct opportunity for self-education and collective struggle. Additionally, we exist because prison libraries sometimes fail in this respect: they are understocked or are only able to be patronized during specific and limited hours. We exist because prisoners are not strangers: they are brothers sisters, friends, cousins, mothers, and children.
Year Established: 
2019 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus

Description: 

The Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus is dedicated to the empowerment of Black citizens in the planning, decision making and overall progress of the Democratic Party and the promotion of Black candidates seeking public office within Monroe County.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Monroe County Community Justice and Mediation Center

Description: 

CJAM is a nonprofit community agency serving Monroe County, Indiana and the surrounding counties of southern Indiana. The mission of CJAM is to promote a civil and just community through mediation, education, and restorative justice. We envision a fair community that learns from conflict, prevents harm, and grows in understanding.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
205 South Walnut Street, Suite 16
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
Susan
Burton
Executive Director
812-336-8677

Monroe County Democratic Party

Description: 

The Monroe County Democratic Party works to promote equality of opportunity, foster progressive solutions, support individual civil liberties and diversity, equity and inclusion. They have hosted national figures from William Jennings Bryan to Birch Bayh to Bill and Hillary Clinton to Nancy Pelosi to Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders to Pete Buttigieg. The Monroe County Democratic Party recruits candidates, registers voters, and get out the vote to support their slate of candidates up and down ballot. They support several party caucuses and annually participate in civic events from the County Fair to the Bloomington 4th of July parade to Pridefest.

Address
Bloomington
IN
47403

New Leaf New Life

Description: 

New Leaf – New Life is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that offers services to inmates in the Monroe County Jail during incarceration and after release. Applying the philosophy of therapeutic justice, we encourage personal growth and self-advocacy, helping inmates make a successful transition back into the community and family life.

Year Established: 
2005 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
1010 S. Walnut, Suite H
P.O. Box 7071
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact
812-219-1349

NonProfit Alliance of Monroe County

Description: 

The Nonprofit Alliance is a collaboration among nonprofit organizations in and around Monroe County. Its mission is to enrich the local community by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development and outreach.

Address
PO Box 3342
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Megan
Hutchinson
Communication Coordinator
Lori
Garraghty
President

TEDxBloomington

Description: 

TEDxBloomington began with a simple desire by a few IU alums to ‘give back’ to the Bloomington community at large. Then the local team sprang up, balancing the equation. We are thrilled to be able to share an extraordinary city and academic community with the larger TED & TEDx world.

Year Established: 
2011 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 

Toys for Tots (Marine Corps)

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.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Contact

Women of the Moose

Description: 

Along with other units of Moose International, the Women of the Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School , a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for members, located near Jacksonville, Florida. Additionally, Women of the Moose Chapters conduct more than $20 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
840 S. Cory Lane
Bloomington
IN
47403
Additional Address
P.O. Box 1318
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Richard
Gadlage
Area Contact
812-336-5281
812-336-5281