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The Wayne L. and Evelyn J. Miller Community Fund

Wayne and Evelyn Miller shared many things during their 61-year marriage, including their passion for helping their community. Both Wayne and Evelyn were very active volunteers for multiple charities and had often talked about establishing a fund with the Rush County Community Foundation to make an even larger and longer-lasting contribution. Unfortunately, Wayne passed away  … Read more

The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund

Robert “Bob” Priddy was a man who dedicated his life to helping others, whether that be through the numerous sports teams he coached or simply being there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His daughter, Deby Priddy, described him best as “someone who didn’t understand that there were things that couldn’t be  … Read more

The Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund

Charles and Jane Niccum are hardworking Rush County residents that believe in giving back whenever possible. Their generous spirit is what lead them to create the Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund in 2013— to enable them to extend their generosity to their community in the form of grant funds.   The Niccums have  … Read more

The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund

The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund was established in 2015 by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kim Perin. This fund was created in the hopes of carrying on Martha’s generous and compassionate spirit in Rush County.   Martha was a hardworking high school teacher and mother of three, and she had a passion for  … Read more

Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $34,550.00 to benefit four excellent community projects and organizations. This is the last of the year’s two Community Grant cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding. The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds and several field of  … Read more

RCCF Provides Funding for Shares, Inc. Music Therapy Project

In the spring of 2018, Shares, Inc. was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,505 from Cycle I of the Community Grants Cycle for the purchase of musical instruments and training for staff with a certified music therapist.  The goal of the project was to help adults with disabilities enrolled in Shares, Inc. programming  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Enables Community Conversation

The Rush County Community Foundation is excited about the first “Community Conversation” held by M.o.R.E. for Kids (Mentors of Rush County Empowering Youth.  Formerly known as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. M.o.R.E. is the 2018 recipient of the $12,000 CIRCLe grant, given by the Rush County Community Foundation.   Rushville Chief of Police, Craig Tucker, discussed the  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Youth in Philanthropy grant applications are due to the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] office by 4pm on Monday, October 15. The application form can be picked up at the RCCF office, or downloaded from www.rushcountyfoundation.org.   The Youth in Philanthropy Fund [YIP] at RCCF was created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to  … Read more

Youth Athletic Fund Grant Awarded to LionStrong Program

LionStrong, a joint venture between Rush Memorial Hospital and Rushville Consolidated High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Rush County Community Foundation Youth Athletic Fund grant!  The funds awarded will be used to assist with the purchase of supplies for healthy snacks to accompany a nutrition lesson aimed toward high school athletes and other  … Read more

RCCF Welcomes Intern for Fall Semester

The Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) is delighted to announce that Abi Roszell has joined the RCCF team as a Lilly Endowment Community Foundation Intern for the fall semester.  Abi is a 2015 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and is currently senior studying English at IUPUI.  Abi is the daughter of David and Jennifer.  … Read more