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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

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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

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Ten Monroe County high school seniors selected as finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Ten high school seniors have been selected as finalists for Monroe County’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The 2019 finalists will be honored at the Community Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community on Thursday, November 1. Monroe County’s 2019 Lilly Scholarship finalists include: Jerrett Alexander, Bloomington High School North Caroline Cherry, Bloomington High School North .. read more

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Twenty-two local high school seniors selected as semifinalists for the 2019 Monroe County Lilly Scholarship

Twenty-two local high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists for Monroe County’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The semifinalist round is new this year for Monroe County’s Lilly Endowment scholarship selection process. Semi-finalists were selected from applications submitted by students from each Monroe County high school. The number of semifinalists selected is reflective of .. read more

On October 2nd, 2018, posted in: News by 2 Comments

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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