Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County

What is NPA?
The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County enriches the local community by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development, and outreach. It is supported and staffed by United Way of Monroe County, the City of Bloomington, and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. NPA hosts a website, publishes a regular e-newsletter, organizes a couple networking events, and supports monthly gatherings of professionals and key volunteers in outreach, development, and advocacy so they can share best practices and challenges.
Why NPA?
Monroe County is a community that respects all its citizens and provides opportunities for everyone to participate fully and to reach his or her highest potential. Nonprofits in Monroe County help the community become that place!
Submitting an Announcement to the Newsletter
We publish the NPA newsletter every month, showcasing upcoming nonprofit events and news, resources, and employment opportunities. All submissions should be 100 words or less. Be sure to double check your submissions for all pertinent information and include a short title, contact information, web address, and any cost information. The NPA newsletter needs to receive submissions by the 10th of each month and be distributed around the 15th of each month.

Email your announcements to

Join the mailing list, click here.

Monthly Support Breakfast
Outreach Coordinators
This monthly meeting is aimed towards those nonprofit staff members, paid and volunteer, for whom ‘community outreach’ is a primary job component. It’s an opportunity for colleagues to learn and share from one another’s expertise and experience in this particular area of nonprofit management. Discussion topics are generated from the group with participants volunteering to facilitate, so we invite all members to submit topics that are relevant to you and your work in the community.

There is no registration for the outreach breakfast meeting.

To receive a monthly reminder email for the meeting, email

Development Directors
Join other professional fundraisers and development directors to discuss best practices and learn from each other. For more information please email Meagan Niese at

Local Grants
The NPA has put together a list of available local grants for Monroe County nonprofit organizations.The information presented is subject to change. (Note: NPA and its sponsors present this information without endorsement.) We suggest you contact the granting organization for further details.

View NPA Local Grant Descriptions here.

Please email us at to let us know about grants not included in this list.


Alliance of Bloomington Museums
Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington
Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI
City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department
City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County
Community Organizations File at MCPL
Foundation Center’s Database of Grantmakers at MCPL
The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship
Government Grants
Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
Indiana Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives
Indiana Room at MCPL
Indiana University Civic Leadership Development
Ivy Tech Community College The Center for Civic Engagement
Meeting Spaces
Nonprofit Central
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) 
Service Community Assessment of Needs
Stats Indiana
United Way of Monroe County Nonprofit Resources

(Note: NPA and its sponsors present this information without endorsement.)

Nonprofit Jobs

Visit the most recent monthly Newsletter link to view nonprofit job postings.

Submitting a Job

If you are submitting a job, the listing will be included in the e-newsletter once. If you have a job to submit or have any questions, please contact


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