Strengthening our community and enriching lives by providing equitable access to information and opportunities to read, learn, connect, and create.
United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves people’s lives by engaging the caring power of our community. Through community partnerships, United Way works to ensure that Monroe County residents have access to sufficient food, housing, health care and emergency services. United Way also invests in programs that strengthen children and youth, support efforts for seniors to remain independent, and promote workforce preparation.
Community Outreach and Partnerships in Service-Learning provides assistance connecting community engagement with course-based learning. COPSL coordinates service-learning in cooperation with school-based service-learning units and with community service efforts in the Student Activities Office and the Residence Halls Association.
Every child deserves a strong start in life, and the Coalition aims to benefit all babies and young children in Monroe County. This focus on the Birth-to-Five population is supported by decades of research that underscore the linkages between early childhood development and success in school and life. There are several benefits of investing in the formative years of life.The Birth-to-Five Coalition initiative, supported by the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, United Way of Monroe County, and the Smithville Charitable Foundation, is a county-wide effort that focuses on current and prospective services to parents and young children in the Bloomington, Ellettsville, New Unionville, Smithville, and Stinesville areas.
Located at the Monroe County Public Library, Nonprofit Central is a free and welcoming place for information and development for more than 700 diverse nonprofit organizations in our community. A centrally located and neutral provider of information, Nonprofit Central aims to improve the management and governance capacity of Monroe County nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Central is a resource for those individuals new to this region, new to their role as board members or fund developers, or even new to the sector in general. By providing staff dedicated to building a special collection and meeting both the general and specific information needs of our countys diverse nonprofits, Nonprofit Central strives to enable organizations to become both self-sustaining and ready for collaboration.