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Community Grants benefit Carthage

Written by Alisa Winters A few weeks ago I spent an evening in the Town of Carthage.  As my husband and I drove through en route to visit his family, I envisioned the lively town my in-laws tell us about when they recall childhood memories.  Numerous gas stations, hardware stores, grocery stores, and yards of  … Read more

Community Grants benefit Milroy

Driving through the Town of Milroy as the sun begins to set, you’ll notice the attractive streetlights illuminating Main Street.  Did you know that the Rush County Community Foundation helped make the upgrade possible, and now holds a fund to forever maintain their presence?   The goal of the Foundation Fact Friday articles is to  … Read more

Community Grants benefit City of Rushville

In honor of the second annual “Guns & Hoses” police and firefighter games this weekend, this week’s Foundation Fact Friday series focuses on community grants provided to the City of Rushville.   Our Community Grants program has awarded $136,000.00 to the City of Rushville.  Various departments have received these funds for equipment, buildings, and projects  … Read more

Community Grants benefit Mays and Raleigh

To begin our special series on the impact of our community grant funds throughout Rush County, we will highlight the impact of RCCF in the Mays-Raleigh communities.   Our Community Grants have awarded $23,000 worth of improvements for these two communities.  The Raleigh Volunteer Fire Department has seen $18,000 worth of this grant money for new garage  … Read more

CIRCLe

The CIRCLe Fund is the brain child of Pam Hoeing, Shelly King, Heather Meckes, Amy Ploeger, Cindy Taff, and Betsy Williams. The initial idea for the fund came when Betsy Williams was at a convention during her time as President of the Foundation:  she saw other CIRCLe groups in communities throughout the state and decided  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy

The Youth in Philanthropy fund, also known as YIP, was founded in 2005 by Betsy and Rick Williams. Betsy had recently become the executor of an estate that had funds remaining and wanted to put the money to good use for the Rush County community. The Williams each grew up in philanthropic families and had  … Read more

Helen and Jim Ewing

To Help the Elderly and Feed the Hungry In this great community, we don’t often pause to contemplate the gravity of the struggle with poverty and hunger.  We may be guilty of forgetting about the elderly who aren’t in nursing homes or who aren’t our grandparents, aunts, uncles, et cetera.  As human beings, regardless of  … Read more

Double your donation!

Lilly Endowment has gifted RCCF with $500,000 available for matching funds (view announcement).  How great is that?! Between August 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016, the Rush County Community Foundation must raise $500,000 to match the granted funds. For every dollar you donate to an existing “unrestricted fund” (i.e.:  money that is invested and available for community grants) your dollar will  … Read more

Special Series: Impact in our Communities

The Rush County Community Foundation has made an impact throughout our entire county.  Our funds have disbursed more than $9 million worth of grants, scholarships, and payouts that have made a positive difference on the Rush County community since 1994.   Throughout the next few weeks, the weekly Foundation Fact will focus on the difference  … Read more

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America Fund was established in 2000 at the Rush County Community Foundation by William “Bill” Herdrich to provide financial support to the Rush County Boy Scouts and troops.  Since that time, the fund has provided more than $4,000 to local boys interested in becoming more involved in Boy Scouts. Bill’s passion  … Read more