The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County was established in 1990 to encourage and manage philanthropic support for the long-term benefit of the community and all those who call it home. Today, we manage $31 million in assets representing more than 200 unique funds – each with its own defined purpose as stipulated by the inspired donors who provided the resources to create the fund. Each year distributions from these funds are returned to the community in the form of charitable grants to local non-profits and other exempt organizations like schools, churches, and governmental agencies. In fact, the Community Foundation has granted $27 million dollars back to this community in the last 30 years.
Generally, Community Foundation grants fall into two basic categories. They include grants awarded through competitive granting processes and those awarded in response to donor recommendations or designations. The latter category is supported through donor advised funds, designated funds, and agency endowment funds.
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