Foundation Fact Friday


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

How Community Grant Funds have Benefited Rush County

Throughout the past few weeks you’ve repeatedly read about the Rush County Community Foundation’s “community grant funds” if you have read any of our articles.  Hopefully each article has offered some insight in to how the funding works, why these funds are such an important resource to our community, and generally the impact made, but  … Read more

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