Foundation Fact Friday


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

Foundation Fact Friday: A Memorial Gift that Lasts Forever

  When a loved one of a friend or family member’s passes on, it’s difficult to know the “right” thing to say or do to help the situation.  We’re often left scrambling to prepare and deliver a casserole, rearrange schedules to visit the family and/or funeral home, and purchase an item to let the friend/family  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Designated Funds Support Local Non Profits

  Did you know that in 2018 the Rush County Community Foundation will disburse $150,000 to our community’s nonprofit organizations?   This money comes from the Foundation’s “Designated Endowment Funds”:  the permanent funds established by donors that support local nonprofit agencies’ charitable needs.  Rush County Community Foundation is home to 80 designated endowment funds that  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: March Matchness Impact

  The month of March has been eventful at the Rush County Community Foundation!  Between our March Matchness fundraising campaign and our participation in Brackets for Good, the Foundation has raised $21,000 for our unrestricted endowment funds!!  This remarkable amount exceeds our best month of March fundraising by $16,520!   The Foundation’s fundraising success is  … Read more

March Matchness Impact

The month of March has been eventful at the Rush County Community Foundation!  Between our March Matchness fundraising campaign and our participation in Brackets for Good, the Foundation has raised $21,000 for our unrestricted endowment funds!!  This remarkable amount exceeds our best month of March fundraising by $16,520!   The Foundation’s fundraising success is attributed  … Read more