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April 25, 2018: Thrive by Five Giving Day

On April 10th, 2018, posted in: Events, News by

Applications for On My Way Pre-K now available for children starting pre-K programs in August

On March 1st, 2018, posted in: News by

Community Foundation announces $560,000 in grant initiatives

On January 11th, 2018, posted in: News by

Community Foundation receives $800,000 gift, largest in its history

Gift from Judith Feldpausch estate to benefit seven Monroe County nonprofit organizations The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County announced today that it has received its largest single donation to date from an individual or family – an estate gift worth more than $800,000 – from the late Judith “Judy” Feldpausch. Prior to her .. read more

On December 19th, 2017, posted in: News by

Aaron Nunes and Greta Stephenson selected as 2018 Lilly Endowment Scholars

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe Country has announced Monroe County’s 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients. Mr. Aaron Nunes and Ms. Greta Stephenson will each receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana public or private college of their choosing. In addition to the cost of tuition, they will receive a $900 annual .. read more

On December 13th, 2017, posted in: News by

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

Five ways to make your giving count before 2017 ends Now is a great time for giving. When you make a donation by December 31 to the Community Foundation, you aren’t just giving money—you’re creating positive impact that makes Monroe County better. Here are five ways to make the most of your year-end giving.  1. .. read more

On December 12th, 2017, posted in: News by

CFBMC Newsletter, November 2017

Subscribe to the CFBMC Newsletter. In this issue … CFBMC gives annual update on giving, granting, and impact Sycamore Land Trust endowment helps ensure environmental education programs live forever Impact grants fuel collaboration to address food insecurity, healthy foods, and job training CFBMC funds transitional home for women recovering from substance abuse disorders Thrive by .. read more

On November 27th, 2017, posted in: News by

Sycamore Land Trust endowment helps ensure environmental education programs live forever

On an overcast morning in the fall, 15 Bloomington High School North environmental science students gather near a stream at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. They divide into groups and gather equipment — nets, collection bins, test tubes, and even hip waders. Sycamore Land Trust‘s Environmental Education Director, Shane Gibson, describes the river watch exercise .. read more

On November 21st, 2017, posted in: News by 2 Comments

Great ways to give through appreciated stock and IRA distributions

Guest column by Scott Walters, chair of the Community Foundation Professional Advisor Council. There are many wonderful methods of charitable giving. While I am a firm believer that all charitable giving is important and purposeful, I also believe that there are often better, more efficient ways to give. Gifts of Appreciated Stock Gifts of appreciated .. read more

On November 20th, 2017, posted in: News by 1 Comment

Impact grants fuel collaboration to address food insecurity, healthy foods & job training

The Community Foundation seeks to invest in programs that allow Monroe County to take advantage of its most compelling opportunities and address core issues facing our community. Given our focus on the long-term success of Monroe County, we seek out projects that offer the potential for lasting change. We have found that grant proposals for .. read more

On November 20th, 2017, posted in: News by 1 Comment

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