Blog > July, 2018


Parents are Important Influence on Children’s Charitable Giving

What motivates an individual to give time and/or money to an organization?  This question has been studied in an assortment of ways by a variety of institutions over a number of years.  Data consistently points to educational attainment, increased wealth, and socio-demographic factors of age, marital status, gender, race, etc. as determinants of philanthropic giving.   … Read more

Applications Due for Education, Ag, Community Grants & More!

The Rush County Community Foundation’s [RCCF] Fall Grant deadline is September 4th for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website.   Community Grant Program – The RCCF Community Grant Program awards competitive grants in two cycles each year. To begin  … Read more

Field of Interest Funds Will Grant $30,000 in 2018

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for funding for specific programs, projects, or needs may have the opportunity to be considered for one of the Rush County Community Foundation’s Field of Interest grant fund disbursements.   The Rush County Community Foundation is home to 15 Field of Interest funds: permanent endowment funds established to benefit a specific  … Read more

The “Community” of our Foundation

Special events in Rush County are reminders of the exceptional community we get to call “home”.  The Rush County Fair, concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater, the weekly Farmers Market, parades, athletic events, and class reunions all bring the word “community” to life.  While the events in themselves are wonderful, it’s the (re)union of friends, neighbors,  … Read more