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United Way of Monroe County, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the Bloomington Health Foundation have allocated $333,000 in grant money to support local nonprofits during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. 

A total of 33 grants have been distributed to 26 nonprofit groups to support “immediate economic stability and basic needs, as well as the continuation of the function of local nonprofit organizations,” according to a press release. 

Of these funds, $298,175 were distributed to 16 organizations in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties via the United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

“With support from the COVID-19 Fund, these organizations can continue to provide life-changing services to members of our community affected by the pandemic,” said the organization in a statement. 

Shalom Community Center, New Hope for Families, Wheeler Mission, Middle Way House, and the Monroe County Health Department received $70,000 to coordinate an isolation shelter space for Monroe County residents currently staying in mass shelters. This will provide people experiencing homelessness with shelter options that adhere to recommended social distancing protocol.

Grant recipients include: 

  • All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center—$2,500.
  • American Red Cross Southeast Indiana Chapter—$1,500.
  • Amethyst House—$15,000.
  • Area 10 Agency on Aging—$20,000. 
  • Bloomington Meals on Wheels—$7,000. 
  • Catholic Charities Bloomington—$15,000. 
  • Community Kitchen—$4,175. 
  • El Centro Comunal Latino—$12,000. 
  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank—$50,000. 
  • Middle Way House—$20,000. 
  • The Monroe County Food Train—$5,750. 
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard—$20,000. 
  • New Leaf – New Life—$6,000. 
  • Pantry 279, Inc.—$15,000. 
  • Wheeler Mission—$35,000. 
  • Shalom Community Center—$70,000.