Blog > February, 2018


How Community Grant funding improves Rush County – and allows you to further your dollars!

Imagine living in a community with limited and outdated park amenities, fewer social service agencies to assist those in need, volunteer firefighters without the capacity to safely protect your family, and reduced opportunities for youth activities.   Without the Rush County Community Foundation’s contributions from unrestricted endowment (aka “community grant”) funds, this gloomy depiction could be  … Read more

Field of Interest Funds

A few weeks ago, our Foundation Fact Friday article highlighted the types of funds held at the Rush County Community Foundation.  Among the listed funds include a type referred to as “Field of Interest” funds, which comprise 15 of our endowments.   Field of Interest funds are an incredibly special fund type.  These funds benefit  … Read more

Spring Grant Deadlines for Soccer, Parks, Boy Scouts & More!

The Rush County Community Foundation’s [RCCF] Spring FOI (field-of-interest) Grant deadline is March 1st and the Community Grants letter of intent deadline is May 1st. Application instructions and forms are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website. FOI Funds making grants this spring: Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund – Established by Shane’s  … Read more

How RCCF benefits Rush County Boy Scouts

Did you know that yesterday, February 8, was National Boy Scouts Day?   Even though we are a day late to celebrating the holiday, it’s never too late to celebrate the hard work of Boy Scouts throughout the nation, including those Scouts here in our community.  One of the ways we recognize the Boy Scouts  … Read more

RCCF Scholarship Funds: Facts, Tips, and Tricks

Once the traditional holiday season passes, the Rush County Community Foundation is quick to welcome our own “season” in February, affectionately referred to as “Scholarship Season” by those close to the Foundation.  Each year, between February and May, the Rush County Community Foundation receives hundreds of applications from local students for a chance at an  … Read more