Foundation Fact Friday


A New Season of Giving

Labor Day has quickly come and gone, ushering us into shorter days, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and harvest season.  The transition to this new season brings new joys and opportunities, particularly for our local farm families.   For those farm families seeking opportunities to benefit our community AND maximize tax benefits, consider gifting grain to  … Read more

Rush County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

School is officially back in session!  The now-shorter evenings filled with homework, club meetings, and sports practices have returned, and for some of our community’s high school seniors, college and scholarship research and applications has already begun.   It’s hard to believe that, only one month into the schoolyear, it’s time for our high school  … Read more

Give Back to RCCF without Giving a Penny

  A concern sometimes expressed by donors or prospective donors to the Rush County Community Foundation is that they don’t have “enough” to give to make a difference.  Our response is quick and simple:  no donation amount is too small!  Any donated amount, when permanently invested and pooled with the contributions from others, makes a  … Read more

Forever Supporting the Mission of our Community’s Non-Profit Organizations

Last week’s Foundation Fact Friday culminated a seven month-long series of articles regarding the non-profit organizations the Rush County Community Foundation supports via designated endowment funds.  We hope that you enjoyed the mini-series of facts and learning about the focused funding provided to the broad array of non-profit agencies serving Rush County.   The series  … Read more

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

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

Supporting Rush County Heritage via the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the 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 Rush County Heritage.   Rush County’s rich history is still evident  … Read more

Rushville BPOE Lodge #1307 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 Rushville BPOE Lodge #1307.   It’s likely that even  … Read more