Special Thanks to the Bloomington

City Council's 2020 Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee

for Awarding SVDP

$15,000 to help households with Rent &

$15,000 to help households with Utilities

About the Jack Hopkins Committee
Started by, and named after, former Council member Jack Hopkins, this funding program began in 1993. Since its inception, the Bloomington Common Council and Mayor have provided over $4.45 million to social services agencies for projects that have made a difference in the lives of City residents in need. The Committee is comprised of four members of the Common Council and three City residents with experience in social


Last August, the Bloomington Common Council approved Mayor Hamilton’s Recover Forward initiative, which included $200,000 in additional funds for Jack Hopkins grants in 2020. 

The 2020 Committee:

  • Councilmember Matt Flaherty

  • Councilmember Susan Sandberg (Chair)

  • Councilmember Sue Sgambelluri

  • Councilmember Ron Smith

  • Resident Tim Mayer

  • Resident Mark Fraley

  • Resident Lauren McCaliste