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Community Foundation awards Rapid Response grants to 17 organizations

The Community Foundation has awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response grants to 17 Monroe County nonprofit organizations. This grant opportunity was established to immediately support Monroe County nonprofits with grants of up to $2,500 through a streamlined 24-hour evaluation process. These funds will be used immediately for supplies, equipment, remote-work technology, staffing, and to enable our local .. read more

On March 31st, 2020, posted in: News by

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund grant application opens

The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, recently launched by United Way of Monroe County, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Moroe County, has announced next steps in the coordinated effort to direct funds towards basic needs and emergency services. To date, the Relief Fund has received $295,508 in community donations from individuals, businesses, .. read more

On March 24th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation announces Phase I COVID-19 Response Plan

Dear Community Foundation Friends, It’s been a week. A week of unfathomable news, of growing anxiety, of answers to questions we never thought we would have to ask. Our team at the Community Foundation has been listening and learning. We do not have a pandemic playbook to follow, so we have been asking lots of questions. .. read more

On March 23rd, 2020, posted in: News by

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Launched for Monroe, Owen, Greene Counties

 Fund will support critical human service needs during economic distress associated with the virus  United Way of Monroe County and nearly 30 local organizations are partnering to launch the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties in light of the pandemic.  The Fund will .. read more

On March 17th, 2020, posted in: News by

Local nonprofits meet endowment fundraising goals to secure match funds

Our Agency Endowment Matching Program completed Jan 31st with 100% of participating nonprofits meeting their fundraising goals!

On February 3rd, 2020, posted in: News by

Spring 2020 scholarship applications now open

Help us get the word out to high school seniors and families. Deadlines: March 1-April 15.

On January 16th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation and Monroe Smart Start awarded $25,000 grant to improve elementary education starts for children

Monroe County among 15 Indiana communities selected to receive Strong Start Community Grant funds to develop plans to strengthen kindergarten transitions

On January 14th, 2020, posted in: News by

Community Foundation opens grant opportunity to activate and create public spaces in Monroe County

The Community Foundation has opened a request for grant proposals for projects that activate or create public spaces to advance a more vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community.

On December 31st, 2019, posted in: News by

Applications now open for the Better Together – Creative Spaces grant opportunity

Applications now open for the Better Together – Creative Spaces grant opportunity

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

Nicholas Graef and Sekou Noble-Kuchera selected as Monroe County’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe Country has announced Monroe County’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients. Nicholas Graef and Sekou Noble-Kuchera 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 stipend for .. read more

On December 16th, 2019, posted in: News by

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