Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County Inc.
The Bloomington Community Foundation was incorporated in 1990 through the efforts of Ilknur Ralston, its first board president, and other enthusiasts. (It was later renamed the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.) Our CF has long benefited from the leadership of caring and knowledgeable residents with diverse backgrounds.
Local leaders responded to the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) program launched at that time by Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment. Matching funds were offered to Indiana communities interested in establishing community foundations and building local endowments. Indiana communities jumped at this opportunity!
The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe county hosted their first Giving Day with Mightycause to raise funds to initiate a new endowment. Through direct support and engagement of their...more
Those wanting to make a general donation to help with the restoration of the Alexander Memorial can do so through the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County website by choosing to...more
One leading partner has the been the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, which provided seed funding for working groups and the feasibility study, along with Bloomington Urban...more