Foundation Fact Friday


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

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving provides each of us a time to reflect on the people and things in which we’re most grateful.  Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on 25 years of possibilities made a reality in Rush County because of the Rush County Community Foundation’s tremendous supporters.   Over the past 25 years, the investment of  … Read more

Funding $9.5 Million of Progress in Rush County

You could say that the Rush County Community Foundation has impacted our community in over 9,500,000 ways.  Each dollar of the $9,500,000+ disbursed from our permanent endowment funds has enabled a non-profit organization, person, or community project to develop.  Numerous churches, nonprofit agencies, and causes have funds at the RCCF that make a difference that  … Read more

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 member  … Read more

The Foundation of Your Hometown

A fun week of hometown spirit culminates tonight as the Rushville Lions football team takes on South Dearborn at the annual Homecoming game.  Students and alumni alike look forward to this Friday night tradition, an opportunity to reunite and celebrate our great community under the bright lights.   When thinking about “Homecoming” in our community  … Read more