Charities

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



Bloomington Catholic Worker/Christian Radical

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

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.

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Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana

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Website www.scikiwanisclub.org
Phone 812-327-8575
Email vanessa [at] scikiwanisclub [dot] org
Address P.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.

Year Established 2006
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New Philanthropists of Bloomington & Monroe County

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Website https://www.facebook.com/NewPhilanthropists
Contact Jessika Hane (President)
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!

Year Established 2009
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Pourhouse Cafe

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Website http://www.thepourhousecafe.com
Phone 812-339-7000
Address 314 E Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

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

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

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Website http://www.fop88.org
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.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Society of St. Vincent De Paul

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsvdp.org/
Phone 812-961-1510
Email info [at] bloomingtonsvdp [dot] org
Address 1413 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.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

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Website http://www.givingbacktoafrica.org/
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
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Well House Society

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Website http://iufoundation.iu.edu/giving/donor.html
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
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Monroe County Toys for Tots

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Website http://indianapolis-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp
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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