Foundation Fact Friday

How Community Support Furthers RCCF’s Mission

In the 9,796 days since the Rush County Community Foundation was formed, donations have steadily come in to bring the Foundation’s assets from $0 to $17,000,000. The support of our donors from near and far has made each of the days of the Foundation’s existence possible.  The increase in our assets is attributed to each  … Read more

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Imagine living in a community with limited and outdated park amenities, fewer social service agencies to assist those in need, volunteer firefighters without the capacity to safely protect your family, and reduced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

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

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

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

A Preview of the Year Ahead for RCCF

The start of a new year provides a time for reflection and a time for new goals and commitments.  Last week’s Foundation Fact was dedicated to reflection; this week, we’re looking ahead to what’s sure to be another rewarding year at the Rush County Community Foundation.   As the Foundation approaches its 27th birthday in  … Read more

RCCF Reflects on 2017

A New Year brings new resolutions, and additionally, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the year that just passed.   Several goals were set for the Rush County Community Foundation at the beginning of last year:  undergo a financial audit, apply for accreditation through National Standards for Community Foundations, educate our staff, volunteers,  … Read more