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People Helping People: Supporting the Rush County United Fund and various Rush County non-profits via the Rush County Community Foundation

The last of our series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, this week’s installment focuses on supporting the work of the Rush County United Fund.   The Rush County United Fund was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization with the mission to help, support, and serve several service agencies in Rush  … Read more

Preserving our Heritage

Each year, the hot first weekend of August draws locals and visitors alike to honor a treasured past of rural heritage.  This weekend marks the 68th Reunion of the Pioneer Engineers Club, or more casually known, the Steam Engine Show. The “Steam Engine Show” originated by a group known as The Pioneer Engineers Club.  The  … Read more

Posey Township VFD supported by the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the new series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF.  This week’s installment focuses on the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.   Volunteer Fire Departments  … Read more

Rush County Historical Society Receives CIRCLe Fund Grant

Thirty three members of the Circle Fund met recently to the select the fourth recipient of their annual grant. The Rush County Historical Society is the 2016 recipient of the $12,000 Circle Fund grant. It will be used to fund historical tours of Rush County as well as assist with their project of renovating the  … Read more

Supporting Milroy Economic Development at the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the new series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF.  This week’s installment focuses on the Milroy Economic Development Corporation.   The heart of the  … Read more

2016 Grand Idea Grant Workshop

RCCF is awarding a $25,000 impact grant to commemorate our 25th Anniversary. On July 21, 2016, we held our first Grand Idea Grant Workshop to kickoff the grant and to cultivate ideas to make an impact on the true needs of our community. 37 community leaders representing various areas of our community (and more than  … Read more

Grant Workshop & Brainstorming Session

The foundation of grant writing is a good idea… and your good idea could be worth $25,000! The Rush County Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by awarding one $25,000 “Grand Idea” grant, and we want your input!   Please join us and other community leaders for breakfast at the RCCF office on Thursday, July 21st from  … Read more

Rush County Community Foundation Awards Eight Community Grants

  The Rush County Community Foundation’s most recent grant cycle awarded funds to benefit eight excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first of the year’s two cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding through RCCF’s Community Grants Program. The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds provide funding  … Read more

RCCF Provides Matching Grant Opportunity to East Hill Cemetery

The Rush County Community Foundation has granted East Hill a matching grant of up to $13,500 for restoration of the 115 year old Arch which graces the front of the cemetery.  The arch was built in 1901 for an entire cost of $2,500.  After 115 years, it is in need of restoration.  The cost of  … Read more