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Btown: A day with Hoagy & Lemon Limestone

Meet Hoagy and Lemon Limestone! Together they the take us on a journey in “Btown: A Day with Hoagy & Lemon Limestone.” In dedication to Bloomington’s 200th Anniversary, the creative team at Authors Solutions has published this book to commemorate our great city using a celebration sestina poem to guide the adventure. Author Solutions has .. read more

On September 26th, 2018, posted in: News by

Transitional housing program changing lives while keeping families together

“I truly appreciate all the things Y’all have done and do for me, turning me into the woman I always wanted to be. God bless all.” – a current resident of the Centerstone Transitional Housing and Treatment Program for Women In January, the Community Foundation awarded a proactive grant to Centerstone for a new transitional housing .. read more

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

Grant Spotlight: So much more than fencing

People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) is on a mission is to promote joy, health, and empowerment through therapeutic programs with horses. But, we think they are also on a mission to make dreams possible! “For my entire life, my wheelchair has always been my mode of transportation. ‘Walking’ away from it on a horse has .. read more

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

CFBMC Newsletter, August 2018

Subscribe to the CFBMC Newsletter. In this issue: Happy New Year! Foundation to grant $1.5 million On My Way Pre-K grants available Transitional housing program changing lives CFBMC advancing opioid abuse prevention & education Grant Spotlight: So much more than fencing Community Impact Grants cycle opens Legacy Spotlight: Mark & Katy Bradford Charitable Gift Annuity: A .. read more

On September 4th, 2018, posted in: News by

Community Foundation grant initiatives to total $1.5 million this year

Letters of Intent for Community Impact Funding Initiative now being accepted BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –  Thanks to generous donor support and a growing endowment, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County announces $1.5 million in granting initiatives for the current fiscal year that began July 1, a 6.5% increase over the previous year. “The Community .. read more

On August 13th, 2018, posted in: News by 1 Comment

Legacy Spotlight: Mark & Katy Bradford

For Mark and Katy Bradford, giving back to the community is more than a hobby, it’s a passion. After moving to Bloomington in 1990 for Mark’s work at Monroe Bank, now Old National Bank, they did not hesitate to go to work volunteering and supporting their new home. In fact, between the two of them, .. read more

On July 23rd, 2018, posted in: News by 1 Comment

August 26th announced as application deadline for Monroe County’s 2019 Lilly Scholarship

Community Foundation updates scholarship criteria and adds semi-finalist round. The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) has opened applications for the 2019 Monroe County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Interested high school seniors have until Sunday, August 26 to submit their applications to be considered for the scholarship program. Monroe County’s two Lilly .. read more

On July 19th, 2018, posted in: News by 1 Comment

Take advantage of new Charitable Gift Annuity rates

Gifts to our community – that pay you back for life! Exciting news! For the first time since 2012, the American Council on Gift Annuities has increased the suggested maximum payout rates for Charitable Gift Annuities. Effective July 1, the rates have raised by 0.30% to 0.50% for most ages. There’s never been a better .. read more

On July 1st, 2018, posted in: News by 1 Comment

First annual scholarship awarded in honor of Carl Deal, Jr.

Wolfe Allen, a senior at the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship, has been awarded the first Carl Deal, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Established at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, this scholarship will be presented annually to a current, or former Boys & Girls Club member for post-secondary education or training. Carl Deal’s wife .. read more

On June 15th, 2018, posted in: News by

CFBMC Newsletter, May 2018

Subscribe to the CFBMC Newsletter. In this issue: Community boosts Thrive by Five Campaign on Giving Day Community Foundation awards $560,000 in grant initiatives Transitional housing and treatment program for women now open Legacy Spotlight: Jean Langbak New planned giving website with resources to help you leave a legacy Applications for On My Way Pre-K now .. read more

On May 24th, 2018, posted in: News by

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