Funds by Focus Area

Unrestricted Funds

These funds allow the Community Foundation the flexibility to address Monroe County’s ever-changing needs through strategic grantmaking, year after year.  When possible, funds are used to facilitate innovative responses to community opportunities and challenges.

  • 50+ Men Who Care Fund
  • 100+ Women Who Care Fund
  • Becker Family Fund
  • Bicentennial Fund
  • BloomBank Community Fund
  • Bohrer-Howard Fund
  • Bunger & Robertson Fund for Community Impact
  • Burns McRobbie Family Fund
  • Carol and Mayer Maloney Fund
  • Carol M. Shapiro Fund
  • Cassady Unrestricted Fund
  • Claflin Unrestricted Fund
  • Cockerham Family Unrestricted Fund
  • Curry Auto Center Unrestricted Fund
  • Daisy Hinkle Garton Fund
  • Doris Seward Fund
  • Dorothy Frapwell Unrestricted Fund
  • Ethelyn Bergevin Unrestricted Fund
  • Fitzgerald Unrestricted Fund
  • Frisbie Family Fund
  • George and Viola Taliaferro Fund
  • German American Bancorp Community Fund
  • Gros-Louis Unrestricted Fund
  • Halder J. and Florence Catherine Palmer Fund
  • Herald-Times Fund for Bloomington and Monroe County
  • Herbert and Angela Caldwell Community Fund
  • Herman B Wells Fund
  • Jack Harlow Fund
  • Jefferson and Mary Shreve Unrestricted Fund
  • John Bethell and Kathleen I. Bethell Unrestricted Endowment
  • Kanne Unrestricted Fund
  • LeBien Unrestricted Fund
  • Lloyd and Joan Olcott Fund
  • Mary Strain Rash Fund
  • Matthew Kovach Memorial Unrestricted Fund
  • Phil and Margaret Hathaway Unrestricted Fund
  • Poling Unrestricted Fund
  • Rosemary and Jack Wentworth Fund
  • Shindell Unrestricted Fund
  • Smithville Telephone Company Unrestricted Fund
  • Stephens Family Memorial Fund
  • Stevens Family Unrestricted Fund
  • Team Erin
  • Tichenor Unrestricted Fund
  • Tri Kappa – Bloomington Alpha Chapter Philanthropy Fund
  • Unrestricted Endowment Fund
  • Vaughan Family Fund
  • Walters Family Fund in memory of John and Janet Manis
  • Wuslich Family Fund
  • Young Family Legacy Fund in Memory and Honor of Loved Ones Past and Present
Youth Development
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington Fund
  • Carolee A. Mehlinger Fund for Children and Youth
  • DistinXion Fund
  • Joan Scully Carmack Endowment Fund for Girls Inc.
  • Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines
  • Lenore Anderson Endowment
  • Monroe County Children Matter Fund
  • Our Children, Our Future Fund
  • President’s Endowment for the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington
  • P. Stuart & Anna L. Holmquest Innovative Programs for Children Fund
Animal Welfare
  • Animal Basic Care (ABC) Fund
  • Animal Welfare Fund
  • Branch Fund for the Monroe County Humane Association
  • Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines
  • Monroe County Humane Association Fund
  • Theodore H. Appleton Fund
  • WildCare, Inc. Fund
The Arts
  • Arlene Huss Cook Memorial Fund
  • Bloomington Community Band Fund
  • Cardinal Stage Endowment Fund
  • Delbert and Rosemary Miller Fund for the Arts
  • Janis Stockhouse Endowment Fund
  • Leck and Savastuk Bravo Fund
  • Lee Williams Artist Fund
  • Limestone Heritage Fund
  • Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment
  • Marina Svetlova Fund for Dance
  • Mary Coffman Tilton Fund for Classical Music
  • Reva and Jack Shiner Endowed Fund for the Bloomington Playwrights Project
  • R. Keith Michael and Marion Bankert Michael Fund
  • Susan A. Moke Fund for Writing for a Change Foundation of Bloomington
  • Susann McDonald Endowment Fund for the USA International Harp Competition
  • Technicolor Arts Education Fund
  • Waldman Art Fund
  • WFHB Endowment Fund
  • Windfall Dancers, Inc. Endowment Fund
Economic and Community Development
  • Alexander Memorial Fund
  • Citizens Fund for a Better Bloomington
  • Doris Seward Fund for the Monroe County Historical Museum
  • Ellettsville Main Street Fund
  • Fair and Civil Workplace Fund
  • Ilknur Premo Ralston Scholarship Fund for Leadership Bloomington
  • Local Council of Women Legacy Fund
  • Monroe County Building Preservation Fund
  • Monroe County Fair Association Fund
  • Monroe County Historical Society Fund
  • New Unionville Baptist Church Fund
  • REALTOR Fund
Education and Learning
  • Annie Allen Fund for Thriving Parents, Babies and Toddlers
  • BDLC Fund for Tomorrow
  • Dyslexia Education Fund
  • Edgewood High School Dollars for Scholars Endowment
  • Farmer House Museum Fund
  • Frank Nelson Young, Jr. Fund
  • Foundation of MCCS Library Fund
  • Galen Dolby Christian Legacy Fund
  • Geraldine Newton Jones Fund
  • Harmony School Endowment Fund
  • Ivy Tech Endowment Fund
  • Jane A. Gouker Endowment for the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic
  • Jane L. Enoch Scholarship Fund for Bloomington Montessori
  • Kimberly Schmalz Ochsenschlager Fund for Monroe County Children
  • Language Conservancy Endowment Fund
  • Lewis Fund for Early Childhood Education
  • Limestone Heritage Fund
  • Linda Simon Fund for Early Childhood Education
  • McCourt Fund for Early Childhood Education Fund
  • Michael and Tina LeBien Scholarship Fund
  • Monarch Environmental Education Fund
  • Monroe County Public Library Foundation
  • Monroe County United Ministries Fund
  • Ray & Marcie Tichenor Fund for Education and Health
  • Readable English Fund
  • Richland Bean Blossom Community School Foundation Endowment
  • Simpson-McCarty Family Fund
  • Success School Fund
  • Sue Jones Fund
  • Technicolor Arts Education Fund
  • William Joseph Sturgis, Patricia Sturgis, Frank and Ruby Smith Memorial Fund
  • WonderLab Fund
Scholarships
  • Carl Deal Jr. Scholarship Fund
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank Scholarship Fund
  • Judy Talley Scholarship Fund
  • Maurice E. and Frances Harding Endwright Scholarship Fund
  • Michael LeBien Graduation Scholarship
  • Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship
  • Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Betty Burnett Welke Scholarship Fun
  • Smithville Technology Scholarship Fund
  • Stinesville Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • The Camisha R. Sims Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Tom Moeller Memorial Scholarship Fund
Environment

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  • Brown’s Wood Fund
  • Conservation Law Center Fund
  • Duke Energy Fund
  • Fred Seward Nature Preserve Fund
  • Lake Lemon Enhancement Fund
  • Latimer Woods Endowment Fund
  • Lynton K. & Helen W. Caldwell Fund
  • Monarch Environmental Education Fund
  • PTS Electronics Corporation Beautification Fund
  • Sassafras Audubon Fund
  • Sycamore Land Trust, Inc. Stewardship Endowment Fund
  • The Renewable Energy Fund
Health and Recreation
  • Bloomington Parks and Recreation Fund
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center Fund
  • Family Resource Center Fund
  • Flick Medical Emergency Fund
  • HealthNet Bloomington (VIM) Fund
  • Jane and Jerry McIntosh Fund
  • Lenore Anderson Endowment
  • Monroe County Access to Recreation Fund
  • Olcott Fund for Bloomington Parks and Recreation
  • Precision Health Network Fund
  • Quindearia G. Courson Fund
  • Raj Haddawi Patient Assistance Fund
  • Ray & Marcie Tichenor Fund for Education and Health
  • YMCA Fund
Individuals and Families

Through these funds we work to help meet basic but essential needs of the individuals who call Monroe County home.  Such needs include but are not limited to food, shelter, safety, aging, and substance use disorders.

  • Amethyst House Endowment
  • Area 10 Agency on Aging Fund
  • Basic Needs Fund
  • CASA Endowment
  • Community Kitchen Fund
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Joan Burton Memorial Fund for Stone Belt
  • Kay Dinsmoor Fund
  • LIFEDesigns
  • Mary Lou Miller Fund
  • Middle Way House Fund
  • Monroe County CASA
  • Never Lose Hoop
  • Quindearia G. Courson Fund
  • REALTOR® Fund
  • Roland E. Kohr Fund for New Hope Family Shelter
  • Shalom Community Center Emerson Endowment
  • TIS – Tichenor Fund for Stone Belt
  • United Way of Monroe County Community Care Fund
  • Viola Taliaferro Fund for a Better Bloomington
  • Youth Services Bureau Fund
Operating

Gifts to one of the Foundation’s operating funds provide essential resources for the Community Foundation to support the success of our community for the long term.

  • Board of Directors Fund
  • General Operating Endowment
  • Scott Walters Fund for the Community Foundation
Donor Advised

These funds allow donors to actively participate in the distribution of grants from the funds they have established.  Donors can make annual suggestions to the Board of Directors regarding the use of the funds.  When the donor or their specified advisor is no longer able to make recommendations, the Board of Directors assumes responsibility for ensuring that the fund continues to create the impact desired by the donor.

  • Bert Hoadley Fell Sr. Memorial Fund
  • Bill C. and Patricia P. Brown Fund
  • BKD Fund
  • Bloomington Rotary Foundation Endowment
  • Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club Fund
  • Cole Family Virtuous Cycles Fund
  • Curry Auto Center Fund
  • Daniel and Cheryl Moore Fund
  • DeBruicker Family Fund
  • Ecumenical Campus Ministry Fund
  • Fair and Civil Workplace Fund
  • Friends’ GIFT Fund
  • Ginkgo Fund
  • Hane Family Fund
  • Harold Eugene Brewer III Memorial Fund
  • Hurlow Wealth Management Fund
  • Hyde Park Endowment Fund
  • John and Joyce Poling Fund
  • John and Sue West Fund
  • John D. and Patricia W. Mulholland Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Bloomington Endowment
  • Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines
  • Leigh Allison Neal Memorial Fund
  • Limestone Heritage Fund
  • McCourt Family Fund
  • Michael List Fund
  • Miller Family Fund
  • Morrison Family Fund
  • M. Phil and Margaret E. Hathaway Fund
  • Nat and Patty Hill Fund
  • Old National Bank Fund
  • Peterson Family Fund
  • Philip C. Hill Fund
  • Premo and Ralston Families Fund
  • REALTOR Fund
  • Richey Family Fund
  • Robert D. and Suzanne P. Mann Fund
  • Sara and Bob LeBien Fund
  • Seward Family Fund
  • Squirrel Family Fund
  • Theile Family Fund
  • Tim and Dorothy Ellis Fund
  • T.I.S., Inc. Fund
  • William D. Cutshall Memorial Fund