One of the core missions of Bloomington
Rotary club is to work with local, national and
international partners to help those
communities grow and prosper in our ever
changing and challenging world.
The mission of Courage Center, a not-for-profit rehabilitation organization, is to
empower people with physical disabilities to reach for their full potential in every
aspect of life. We are guided by the vision that one day, all people will live, work, learn
and play in a community based on abilities not disabilities.
VEAP strives to provide financial, emotional, and physical support to low-income
individuals and families living in our community. VEAP's programs are designed to
meet both the present and projected needs of low-income, elderly, and disabled
citizens. VEAP respond to the needs of hunger, poverty, disability, isolation and the
ongoing effects of these conditions through our programs: Food, Seasonal, (Back To
School, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) Social Services and Transportation.
Normandale Community College is an urban two-year college serving primarily the
communities of the southwestern metropolitan region of the Twin Cities. Established
in 1968, the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 10,000 students from
diverse backgrounds take courses at the college annually.
International Village Clinic (IVC) is dedicated to bringing health and medical
services to the poor villages of India. IVC is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization.
At Bridging, we collect and distribute donated furniture and household goods that
provide our clients with a bed to sleep on, a chair to sit on, and a dish to eat from,
which turns their house into a home. Bridging benefits those in desperate need
including refugees, immigrants, victims of domestic abuse, natural disasters and the
homeless, who are given a sense of dignity and stability as they rebuild their lives.
You can help make a world of difference by helping someone establish a new home
and a better life.
Cornerstone, founded in 1983, is a community-based non-profit organization whose
purpose is to prevent violence and provide comprehensive services to victims of
domestic abuse and their children. By investing in the long-term needs of the family
and its individual members, Cornerstone’s programming helps create a nonviolent
Bloomington Fine Arts Council
The Bloomington Fine Arts Council provides a cultural focus for Bloomington,
representing eight distinct visual and performing arts groups.
The organizations offer arts opportunities for people of all ages in visual arts
education, exhibitions, theater performances, symphony and band concerts, ballet,
and choral music by youth and adults
The Education Foundation of Bloomington is a not for profit foundation, established in
1986, to assist in meeting the unmet needs of students in the Bloomington Public
Schools. We make grants available to educators to assist where district budgets fall
short and allow for innovation and enrichment that would otherwise not be possible
within the classroom. We also assist with the needs of individual students who lack
basic education necessities or enrichment opportunities that are out of reach of some
Companies to Classrooms is a not-for-profit organization that provides a way for local
businesses to support education in their community by donating excess supplies
and inventories for use in the Bloomington Public Schools. We are currently in the
process of applying for charitable exempt status as a 501(c)(3) Organization and
pursuing funding from corporation and foundation grants.
PHF is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota working to help children who
have been affected by the AIDS pandemic in East Africa.
We are currently supporting several projects in Tanzania. We believe in working in
three areas to best help children in need:
1. We work with communities which strive to keep their children in the community,
even when they have been orphaned. Fukeni Village, on the side of Mount
Kilimanjaro, is an excellent example of this situation. The villagers are working very
hard to keep their children in the village by joining together to gather resources to
allow the children to stay in the community.
Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality are local projects that cut water pollution.
Rotary participates in a city-wide Clean-Up or river and streams. Volunteers rake,
sweep, bag and remove loose dirt and leaves blocking sewer grates on city streets.
The organic material can then be composted. Trash and litter can be recycled or
disposed of before polluting surface water.
Bloomington Rotary Partnerships
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