Foundation Fact Friday: Fair Week and the Foundation

The smell of elephant ears and corndogs, the last minute rush of 4-Hers (and parents!), and a heightened sense of excitement will fill the air in the approaching week.  Summer has officially arrived in Rush County:  fair week is here!   The Rush County Community Foundation loves fair week in our community as much as  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: You Can Give to RCCF Without Giving a Penny!

A concern sometimes expressed by donors or prospective donors to the Rush County Community Foundation is that they don’t have “enough” to give to make a difference.  Our response is quick and simple:  no donation amount is too small!  Any donated amount, when permanently invested and pooled with the contributions from others, makes a powerful  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Riverside Park and RCCF

Attending concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater is a summer tradition loved by our community since 2005.  Each summer, the crowds pour in from Rush County and neighboring communities, eager to enjoy a great show in a fun, friendly atmosphere.  The Rush County Community Foundation is proud to state that we’ve played a role in making  … Read more

RCCF Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 14, 2018 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 113 scholarship awards to 66 students. These scholarships were awarded from 70 RCCF scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 200 fund donors, scholarship recipients,  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Education-Specific Funds Provide Opportunities for Rush County Youth and Rush County Educators

Another great school year has concluded, allowing many of us a moment to pause and reflect on the past nine months.  At the Rush County Community Foundation, we’ve just concluded our busy scholarship season and proudly watched another class of exceptional students emerge from our school system.  Aside from awarding scholarships from our scholarship funds,  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Planning a Gift Now, for the Future

As May concludes, our local farmers are busy in the fields and gardeners are preparing their garden for a fruitful season.  Spring serves as an opportunity for us to plant a seed for a future harvest.  While “planting a seed” can be taken literally, it’s also a term used within the charitable community.  Donors wishing  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Getting Better with Age

Next week, on May 21st, the Rush County Community Foundation will celebrate its 27th birthday!  Like any birthday, this date provides us with the opportunity to both reflect and look ahead.  Today’s Foundation Fact Friday celebrates the years, and all of the inputs, that have lead us to another birthday.   When three visionary Rush  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: How to Start a Fund

Throughout the past few months’ of Foundation Fact Friday articles, the word “fund” has been used countless times, and our endowment funds have been referenced constantly.  Many of you have likely wondered at some point, “How does one start a fund?”   Despite the unintentional illusive articles thus far, beginning an endowment fund at the  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Operating Funds Support RCCF

Among the many funds at the Rush County Community Foundation, there are five funds that exist to support the Foundation’s operations.  These special funds provide ongoing funding to ensure that RCCF is able to conduct business as a nonprofit organization and fulfill our mission of enriching and enhancing the quality of life in Rush County  … Read more