March Matchness!

The Rush County Community Foundation exists to make an impact in the Rush County community – forever.  However, this impact cannot be made without you.   Hopefully you’ve seen information in the community about our current fundraising drive called “March Matchness” and additionally, our participation in a nationwide basketball-themed fundraising program called Brackets for Good.  … Read more

How Community Grant funding improves Rush County – and allows you to further your dollars!

Imagine living in a community with limited and outdated park amenities, fewer social service agencies to assist those in need, volunteer firefighters without the capacity to safely protect your family, and reduced opportunities for youth activities.   Without the Rush County Community Foundation’s contributions from unrestricted endowment (aka “community grant”) funds, this gloomy depiction could be  … Read more

Field of Interest Funds

A few weeks ago, our Foundation Fact Friday article highlighted the types of funds held at the Rush County Community Foundation.  Among the listed funds include a type referred to as “Field of Interest” funds, which comprise 15 of our endowments.   Field of Interest funds are an incredibly special fund type.  These funds benefit  … Read more

Spring Grant Deadlines for Soccer, Parks, Boy Scouts & More!

The Rush County Community Foundation’s [RCCF] Spring FOI (field-of-interest) Grant deadline is March 1st and the Community Grants letter of intent deadline is May 1st. Application instructions and forms are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website. FOI Funds making grants this spring: Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund – Established by Shane’s  … Read more

How RCCF benefits Rush County Boy Scouts

Did you know that yesterday, February 8, was National Boy Scouts Day?   Even though we are a day late to celebrating the holiday, it’s never too late to celebrate the hard work of Boy Scouts throughout the nation, including those Scouts here in our community.  One of the ways we recognize the Boy Scouts  … Read more

RCCF Scholarship Funds: Facts, Tips, and Tricks

Once the traditional holiday season passes, the Rush County Community Foundation is quick to welcome our own “season” in February, affectionately referred to as “Scholarship Season” by those close to the Foundation.  Each year, between February and May, the Rush County Community Foundation receives hundreds of applications from local students for a chance at an  … Read more

RCCF Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Applications for the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] 2018-2019 Scholarships are due by 4pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018. Scholarships are available for Rush County residents intending to begin or continue coursework in post-secondary education within the 2018 calendar year. The application packet and cover pages are available online at   In order to be  … Read more

Oh, What Fund(s)?!

You could say that the Rush County Community Foundation has impacted our community in over 11,000,000 ways.  Each dollar of the $11,000,000+ disbursed from our endowment funds has enabled a non-profit organization, person, or community project to develop.  That’s a lot of money for Rush County organizations and people that comes from a lot of  … Read more

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Through the Rush County Cancer Fund, Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] is partnering with local organizations to provide assistance for Rush County residents going through financial hardship because of a cancer diagnosis. To be considered for funding a completed application must be submitted to RCCF by a sponsoring organization on behalf of the individual/family in  … Read more

The RCCF will award more than $500,000 in 2018!

In last week’s Foundation Fact Friday post we referenced that we would award more grants than ever before in 2018.  Today, we are excited to elaborate more about how we can make such a tremendous difference in the community this year!   In 2018, the Rush County Community Foundation will provide $508,000 in funding to  … Read more