Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

Phone 812-339-4456
Email lertmer [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 821 N. Blair Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

The Bloomington Catholic Worker is a community in the tradition of the Catholic Worker movement. The Catholic Worker movement lives the vision of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed that a peaceable revolution would result if people imitated Jesus Christ's nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and radical hospitality. The BCW/CR is an ecumenical Christian intentional community that tries to live, pray and work both with each other and with the poor we encounter.


The BCW/CR is completely autonomous and has no institutional connection to the Roman Catholic Church. We try to offer housing, food, clothing and love to people facing homelessness. We perform the works of mercy and nonviolently oppose the works of war. We strive to practice the Sermon on the Mount, community living, voluntary poverty, personalism, and care for the environment.


We host a potluck every Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm that is open to all who may be interested in our mission or in need of a meal. You may also call to make arrangements to join us for dinner any other night of the week.


Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana

Phone 812-327-8575
Email vanessa [at] scikiwanisclub [dot] org
Address P.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 Thursday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club.

Year Established 2006

New Philanthropists of Bloomington & Monroe County

Contact Jessika Hane (President)

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!

Year Established 2009

Pourhouse Cafe

Phone 812-339-7000
Address 314 E Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Bloomington coffeehouse that donates its profits to a different charitable cause each month.


Donald E. Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Fraternal Order of Police

Contact Jason Shaevitz (Webmaster)
Email webmaster [at] fop88 [dot] org
Address PO Box 1561
2450 N. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN
Description The Donald E Owens Memorial Lodge 88 membership consists of members representing 12 local law enforcement agencies in Monroe, Brown, Greene and Martin counties. Our primary position is to represent law enforcement in matters of wages and salaries, rights, benefits, work hours, and safety. The lodge is also active with improving the community by making charitable donations to fellow officers in need, youth sport and education programs, disaster/tragedy assistance, and the Special Olympics.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Phone 812-961-1510
Email info [at] bloomingtonsvdp [dot] org
Address 4607 W. State Rd 46
Bloomington, IN 47404
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.


Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

Contact Michael Valliant (Administrative Director)
Email givingbacktoafrica [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.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.
Additional Contact Dr. Louis J. Calli, Jr. (President)
Email callil [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Ann Marie Thomson
Phone 812-876-6844
Email thomsona [at] indiana [dot] edu

Well House Society

Contact Jim Muehling (Director)
Phone 855-8311
Email jmuehlin [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU 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.
Phone 1-800-558-8311
Email iuf [at] indiana [dot] edu

Monroe County Toys for Tots

Contact GySgt Ramon Rivera (Local Coordinating Officer)
Phone 317-923-1584x2012
Email ramon [dot] d [dot] rivera [at] usmc [dot] mil
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.

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