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Page last updated on January 28, 2023 at 2:23 pm

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Mary Catherine Carmichael, Deputy Mayor, Office of the Mayor or 812-349-3406


Andrew Krebbs, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor or 812-349-3406




Activating a New 501c3: Frequently Asked Questions

On January 13, the City announced the activation of a new 501c3 nonprofit to advance several initiatives ( We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions document that answers common questions we’ve received, and it will be updated regularly. The FAQ is available at:


Over the coming weeks and months, the City will continue engaging with various stakeholders further to outline the nonprofit’s initial scope of responsibilities, explore funding opportunities, recruit board members, and complete the remaining organizational steps.


This is an exciting time for Bloomington, with several significant, special projects and opportunities underway for the City. After months of research, outreach, and discussion with various experts, the City of Bloomington has determined that a new nonprofit 501c3 organization offers the best option to assist the City with special work beyond the scope of its core missions to advance this unprecedented level of project activity. The preliminary steps needed to create a 501c3 have been taken and outlined in a memo shared with City Council and the community. The full memo is available at:


If you have any questions or concerns, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us an email at or call 812-349-3406.