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Monroe County Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan now available

The Monroe County Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan is now available for viewing. The plan was developed through the Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI)Ready Communities Planning Grant to advance quality of place and workforce attraction strategies in the Indiana Uplands region. ROI has opened up applications for its first round of Ready Communities Implementation Grants .. read more

On March 20th, 2019, posted in: News by

Author Solutions book to benefit Community Foundation

In 2018, Author Solutions, LLC, employees worked together to publish “Btown: A Day with Hoagy and Lemon Limestone” as a way to celebrate Bloomington’s Bicentennial and give back to the community. The book’s title characters explore significant Bloomington landscapes and monuments. Author Solutions selected the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of book sales during Bloomington’s .. read more

On February 26th, 2019, posted in: News by

Community Foundation receives $1 million matching fund grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) has received a grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.

On February 12th, 2019, posted in: News by 1 Comment

Applications open for 2019 scholarships

Scholarship season is in the air! Five Community Foundation scholarships have upcoming application deadlines!

On February 11th, 2019, posted in: News by

Community Foundation receives early childhood education grants totaling $247,858

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) is a recipient of two early childhood education capacity-building grants: $215,858.40 from the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) and $32,000 from Early Learning Indiana.

On January 18th, 2019, posted in: News by

Community Foundation adds three new board members this year

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County added three new members to its Board of Directors this year. Herb Caldwell, Mark Franklin, and Lindsey A. Smith have been elected to serve three-year renewable terms through June 30, 2021.

On December 28th, 2018, posted in: News by

“CDFI Friendly Bloomington” forms with $4 million to spur flexible, affordable financing for community development and small businesses

Innovative model to help Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) invest locally in small businesses, affordable housing, and community facilities

On December 18th, 2018, posted in: News by

Christian Gettelfinger and Calvin Prenkert awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe Country has announced Monroe County’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients.

On December 12th, 2018, posted in: News by

Community Foundation awards $326,700 in Impact Grants to 13 Monroe County nonprofit organizations

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) has announced that $326,700 has been awarded to nonprofit organizations as part of its Community Impact Funding Initiative. The 13 organizations selected for grants this year were honored at the Community Impact Grant Awards reception on Thursday, December 6, at Hoosier Energy. “The Community Impact Funding .. read more

On December 6th, 2018, posted in: News by

Community Foundation announces grant opportunity to fund substance abuse prevention programs in schools

Competitive grant initiative to award grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County is now accepting applications for the Precision Health Network Funding Initiative. Up to $100,000 in grant funds is available for schools to implement substance abuse and curriculum-based prevention programs for students in grades six through eight. .. read more

On November 19th, 2018, posted in: News by

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