Shout Out Btown Shines a Spotlight on Nonprofit Stars


Shout Out Btown Shines a Spotlight on Nonprofit Stars 

Join in shining a spotlight on nonprofit stars in our area who are going above and beyond to continue providing life-saving and life-changing services during these uncertain times. Show your appreciation with Shout Out Btown!

Send a thank you message, video, or photo to a nonprofit organization, program, or staff member so they can feel the love.

Kudos will be collected at shoutoutbtown and highlighted in social media July 13 - 17. Visit this link to submit as many thank you messages as you would like and to browse messages from other community members. 

Join this public show of appreciation for these crucial workers who quickly adapted and innovated in rapidly changing environments, and continue to work tirelessly to provide services in ways that maintain the health and safety of clients and staff.  

Show your appreciation for the nonprofits that support our community with a shout out!

Presented by City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County, and United Way of Monroe County.

"The power of sharing gratitude cannot be underestimated during these times," says Lucy Schaich, director of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. "A simple kudo or shout out can buoy our dedicated nonprofit workers and inject a little optimism and thankfulness into our world."

“In recent months, nonprofit and social service professionals have faced tremendous challenges,” said United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Efrat Feferman. “These professionals were already in positions requiring extraordinary strength and dedication, and then responded to new emerging needs of those they serve with incredible compassion and innovation. Please take a few minutes of your day to lift them up by sending a message of appreciation to those you have seen in action, continuing to work, advocate, and care for our most vulnerable.”  

"In the midst of unprecedented change, our local nonprofit organizations have shown incredible resiliency, generosity, and innovation," added Community Foundation President and CEO Tina Peterson. "These organizations and workers often represent the heart of our community and define our vibrancy. A Btown Shout Out is a great way to show appreciation for the work they do each and every day to make a difference in Bloomington."

“Nonprofits are the heart of Bloomington,” said Beverly Calender-Anderson, director of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department. “In these unprecedented times, they’ve shown a capacity to respond quickly to challenging situations that has helped to keep residents safe, healthy, and secure. They deserve the entire community’s appreciation.”

Local COVID-19 Resources

Individuals in need of services including food, shelter, childcare, financial assistance, and more are encouraged to search or to call 2-1-1 to connect to the right help.

Community-wide resources and updates are centralized at by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce in partnership with a cross-sector coalition of partners.

Individuals may text COVIDRELIEF2020 to 44-321or visit to make a contribution to the Emergency Relief Fund.  




United Way of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization that improves people’s lives by addressing critical needs today and working to reduce those needs tomorrow. Through its Community Action Fund and grant initiatives, United Way works with 24 member agencies and community partners to ensure families have opportunities and everyone can meet basic living needs.