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A Gift to Outlast a Lifetime

Have you ever considered how long forever is?  Working at the Rush County Community Foundation, it’s a concept we think about daily.  Gifts to the Foundation are permanent.  Gifts are invested.  Gifts grow, and only a portion are distributed to a good cause, so that money will forever be available to assist Rush County non-profit  … Read more

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

The 2017 Fall Grant deadline is September 1st for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at our office or HERE on our website. Community Grant Program – The RCCF Community Grant Program awards competitive grants in two cycles each year. To begin the application process for 2017 Cycle  … Read more

RCCF is now accepting applications for the Lilly Scholarship!

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications are now available at the office, or here on the website at LECS Application. “We are excited for the opportunity to offer this life-changing award again this year!” says program coordinator, Kendra Steible. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, September 15, 2017. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship  … Read more

2016 Annual Report Now Available

Please click the link to see the 2016 annual report.  2016 Annual Report If you’d like a physical copy of the report, please call our office at (765) 938-1177 to request a mailed copy.    

RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $19,885.00 to benefit four excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first 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

Blue River Community Harvest makes contribution to the Rush County Community Foundation’s Helen and Jim Ewing Fund

Blue River Community Harvest, a food pantry located in Carthage, began in 2007 as an idea sparked by Robin Goodpaster, at the Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting.  The Blue River Community Harvest quickly expanded its capacity and outgrew the space in the meetinghouse.  Expanded facility space on Carthage Pike increased available capacity, and the demand followed  … Read more

Rush County Community Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 125 scholarship awards to 84 students. These scholarships were awarded from 72 RCCF endowed scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 250 fund donors, scholarship  … Read more

On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 125 scholarship awards to 84 students. These scholarships were awarded from 72 RCCF endowed scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 250 fund donors, scholarship  … Read more