Community Organizations

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


Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

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Website http://www.monroesmartstart.org
Contact Lois Hutter-Pishgahi (Director)
Email lois [at] monroesmartstart [dot] org
Description Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

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Monroe-Owen County Medical Society

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Website http://www.mocms.org
Phone 812-332-4033
Email mocms [at] kiva [dot] net
Address P.O. Box 5092
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is the professional organization of physicians in the two county area. The Medical Society is a member organization of the Indiana State Medical Association. The MOCMS is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to our community. For more information, visit our website at: www.mocms.org

Year Established 1940
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Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~mortar/
Contact Natalie Spiller (President)
Phone (812) 856-1626
Email mortar [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Mortar Board, Inc. is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. The honor society provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

Mortar Board began as the first-ever national organization honoring senior college women founded in 1918. Today, it has grown into a comprehensive honor society that selects first-rate members who exemplify the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board is an active honor society that requires members to uphold these ideals through campus and community service, academic achievement, and leadership.

Additional Contact Becki Mason (Vice President)
Email nespille [at] indiana [dot] edu
Email rebmason [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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Website http://mhcfoodpantry.org/
Contact Amanda Nickey (Executive Director)
Phone 812-355-6843
Email mhc [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Address 1100 W. Allen St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Hours Monday-Friday from Noon-6pm
Description

MHC is a food pantry redistributing nutritious food and providing nutrition education. From their website: "Patrons enjoy free choice of food items, one visit per week without a cut-off period, one grocery bag per person in the household to fill, a simple sign-in process that requires no justification of need, and the chance to volunteer and help run the pantry they use."

Additional Contact Stephanie Solomon (Director of Education and Outreach)
Email stephanie [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Additional Contact Erin Marshall (Food Pantry Coordinator)
Email erin [at] mhcfoodpantry [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Indiana State Chapter

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Website http://madd.pub30.convio.net/local-offices/in/
Contact Kitty Greene (State Executive Direct)
Phone (317) 781-6233
Email in [dot] state [at] madd [dot] org
Description The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime, and to prevent underage drinking.
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Move To Amend

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Website https://movetoamend.org/in-bloomington
Phone 812-336-6671
Email bloomington-in [at] movetoamend [dot] org
Description

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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Muslim Student Union

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~msaweb/
Phone 219-263-8029
Email msuweb [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address The Islamic Center of Bloomington
1925 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Indiana University Muslim Student Union (MSU) was founded in 1997 to be the primary on-campus organization to service Muslims on the Indiana University Campus. The MSU seeks to please God in the best possible way, by following The Holy Qur'an that He sent down and following the teachings and examples of His Messenger Muhammad (PBUH)

Phone 855-7133
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan
Bloomington, IN
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My Sister's Closet

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Website http://sisterscloset.org
Contact Eliazabeth Brown (Volunteer Coordinator)
Phone 335-6603
Address 1010 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Hours Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Description

The mission of My Sister's Closet of Monroe County, Inc. is to provide at-risk, low-income women pursuing employment with free workforce attire. We accomplish our mission through the use of our voucher system and the generosity of those who donate professional attire to our store. Founded in 1998, My Sister's Closet (MSC) is a volunteer run non-profit organziation offering its services to the Monroe and Owen County areas.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Website http://www.namibloomington.org/
Contact Jill Taylor (President - Board of Directors)
Phone 812-369-3119
Email info [at] namibloomington [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 7794
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The purpose of NAMI Greater Bloomington Area is:

- To provide emotional support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness, their families, and friends

- To promote better quality of care, rights, and interests of citizens with mental illness, particularly of those who cannot speak for themselves

- To advocate policies at the local, state, and national levels to accomplish these objectives

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Narcotics Anonymous

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Website http://www.naindiana.org/ShowArea.php?iRegionID=9
Phone 812-331-9767
Hours Meeting times and locations vary by group, see website or call for details.
Description

To support recovering addicts; requires complete abstinence for all. For local information call 812-331-9767 or call national Narcotics Anonymous Help line for meeting information (818) 773-9999.

Phone (818) 773-9999
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National Able Network

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Website http://www.nationalable.org/
Phone 312-782-3335
Email able [at] nationalable [dot] org
Description National Able Network provides a full docket of workforce development programming, counseling, training, and job placement services that empower individuals and businesses. All resources are concentrated on delivering best-in-class services to both clients and employers. Able serves job seekers of every age, income and skill level, from entry-level workers to mid-level professionals. Able provides individuals with the training, personal skills, and job search techniques that will help them enter, re-enter. or advance in today's workforce
Phone 1-800-669-8004
Phone 312.782.7700
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National Association for Investors Corporation

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Contact Cheryl Kern
Phone 317 357-4903
Email contact [at] centralin [dot] betterinvesting [dot] net
Description

Support for forming and running investment clubs. Central Indiana chapter.

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National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Bloomington

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Website https://www.facebook.com/NaifaBloomingtonIndiana
Description

A Bloomington based group of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. See website for meeting dates and locations.

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National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 0580, Bloomington

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Website http://www.narfe.org
Contact Mary G. Hawkins (Chapter President)
Phone (812) 824-6263
Email ghawkins [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address 1213 W. Estate Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Chapter 0580 meets at the American Legion, 1800 W. Third on the second Wednesday of the month (except in August) at 1:30 PM.


NARFE is the National Active and Retired Employees Association. It is the only organization soley dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and benefits of ALL federal workers and retirees.


NARFE has two primary objectives:
1. Your legislative voice. NARFE has in house influential lobbyists on Capitol Hill on behalf of the federal community
2. Your Information resource. NARFE provides clear information and trusted guidance on complex federal benefits issues.

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National School Reform Faculty

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Website http://www.nsrfharmony.org/
Contact Michele Mattoon (Director)
Phone 812-330-2702
Email nsrf [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
Address Harmony Education Center
909 E 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The mission of the National School Reform Faculty is to foster educational and social equity by empowering all people involved with schools to work collaboratively in reflective democratic communities that create and support powerful learning experiences for everyone. (adopted June 2001) Affiliated with Harmony Education Center

Email michele [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
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National Society of Arts and Letters

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Website http://www.arts-nsal.org/ChapterPage.asp?id=2
Contact Dennis Organ (President)
Phone (812) 339-1793
Email organ [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address P. O. Box 7105
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Bloomington, Indiana, Chapter was founded in 1966 by professionals and patrons representing both Indiana University and the south central Indiana region.

Additional Contact Richard Carr (Vice President)
Additional Contact Cathy Korinek (Secretary)
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Native American Community Center

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Website http://www.naccbloomington.org/
Contact Rebecca Riall (President)
Phone 812 391-3457
Email info [at] naccbloomington [dot] org
Description The Native American Community Center of Bloomington, Inc., seeks to improve the status and cultural survival of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans in Bloomington and throughout Indiana through a variety of services and programs. These services and programs will emphasize 1) fostering a community of people of all ethnicities who support American Indian individuals, communities, and nations, 2) educating the non-American Indian mainstream about American Indian cultures, and 3) advocating for American Indians with other agencies.
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Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~nmbcc/
Contact Stephanie Power-Carter Power-Carter (Director)
Phone 812-855-9271
Email nmbcc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Bloomington
275 North Jordan Avenue, Suite A226
Bloomington, In 47405
Description

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) is committed to academic excellence through quality educational, cultural, and social programs that promote public awareness about the Black experience while celebrating the academic and leadership achievements of our students.

Additional Contact Inger Nemcik (Operational Specialist )
Email stecarte [at] indiana [dot] edu
Email inemcik [at] indiana [dot] edu
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New Hope Family Shelter

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Website http://newhopefamilyshelter.org/
Phone 812-334-9840
Email newhope [at] nhfsinc [dot] org
Address PO Box 154
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

New Hope Family Shelter’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for homeless families in Bloomington and Monroe County and, in collaboration with other agencies, to help those families regain housing by addressing the problems that led to homelessness. The shelter provides accommodation for up to six families at a time for up to 90 days each while our case manager and director works with those families in daily contact and weekly conferences.

Incorporation Status Incorporated

New Leaf New Life

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Website http://newleafnewlife.org/about-us.htm
Phone 812-219-1349
Address 1010 S. Walnut, Suite H
P.O. Box 7071
Bloomington, IN 47407
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
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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New Music Ensemble

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~nme/
Contact David Dzubay (Director)
Phone 812-855-5833
Email ddzubay [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The Indiana University New Music Ensemble dedicates its efforts to performing a broad spectrum of contemporary music, focusing on works from the past thirty years, but also presenting significant works from earlier in the 20th century. Along with solo, chamber, and large ensemble works by composers from around the world, a typical concert includes music by a guest composer and a work by a member of the Indiana University Composition Department, the latter of which is recorded soon after the concert.

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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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New Voices Opera

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Website http://www.newvoicesopera.com/
Description

New Voices Opera is based in Bloomington, Indiana.  The company is a mix of students at Indiana University and community members. A creative team and crew chiefs are assembled for each production with an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members. 

Their mission is to  foster the creation of operas by the next generation of operatic composers,  help create a genre of opera that is relevant to a modern audience in today's society,  strengthen the cultural vitality of our region with new operatic works and a new operatic genre, and  provide student musicians and artists with increased performance opportunities and creative outlets.

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NonProfit Alliance of Monroe County

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Website http://www.npamc.org/
Contact Megan Hutchinson (Communication Coordinator)
Email npa [at] npamc [dot] org
Address PO Box 3342
Bloomington, IN 47402
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.

Additional Contact Lori Garraghty (President)
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Nonprofit Management Association

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Website http://mypage.iu.edu/~speanma/
Contact Deb Seltzer
Email dloonk [at] umail [dot] iu [dot] edu
Description

The Nonprofit Management Association (NMA) is a student organization that seeks to foster a network of SPEA graduate students, faculty, and professionals interested in the nonprofit sector by providing professional development opportunities. We highlight nonprofit issues and the challenges that students will face as future nonprofit managers. NMA advocates on behalf of its members to supplement and to enhance the quality of education for all nonprofit students.

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Oaklawn Park Homeowners Association

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Phone 812-876-4001
Description

Association for issues regarding the Oaklawn Park neighborhood of Bloomington.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Octubafest & Tuba Christmas

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Website http://www.tubaChristmas.com
Contact Harvey Phillips (Producer/President)
Phone 812-824-8833
Email participant [at] tubachristmas [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 933
Bloomington, IN 47402-0933
Description

Tuba and euphonium players are again invited to participate in one or more of the TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events presented throughout the world. Help achieve maximum participation for your area's TUBACHRISTMAS concert. Your efforts will be appreciated by tuba and euphonium players everywhere.

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Office of Early Field Experiences

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Website http://education.indiana.edu/
Contact Tyna Hunnicutt (Director of Field Placements)
Phone 812-856-8502
Email fieldexp [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University School of Education
201 N. Rose Ave., room 1048
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Description

The Office of Early Field Experiences secures almost 1200 off-campus field placements each semester. The office works with approximately 80 schools and 600 teachers within a 60-mile radius of Bloomington. Early Field Experiences are designed to provide college students with an opportunity to examine the daily lives of teachers.

Additional Contact Cindy Bell (Office Services Supervisor)
Additional Contact Heather Winne (Placement Coordinator)
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Old Dutch Ladies Aid

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Contact Lisa Hough
Phone 876-2394
Address 7464 N. Old Dutch Church Rd.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
Hours Group meets once a month on the first Tuesday @ 7 0'clock P.M.
Description

Affiliated with Old Dutch Community Church. Call for meeting times.

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Operation Closer To Home

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Website http://www.operationcloser2home.ning.com
Contact Kimberly Hooie
Phone 812-369-4200
Email operationcloser2home [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 3517 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.

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