Foundation Fact Friday

Arc of Rush County Fund and 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.  The first organization in the series is Arc of Rush County.   Arc of Rush  … Read more

RCCF: Supporting local nonprofits through endowed funds

$400,000 is a pretty big number.  Did you know that Rush County Community Foundation will give away more than that this year to people and organizations within our community?   Many people that know us in the community know about our scholarship funds.  While our scholarship impact is great, it only accounts for one-third of  … Read more

The time is coming: RCCF scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching!

Scholarship season is rapidly upon us at the Rush County Community Foundation.  For those unfamiliar, “scholarship season” occurs between February and May each year.  It is arguably the busiest time of the year in our office, with hundreds of applications submitted, numerous meetings for scholarship review, and various students, volunteers, and donors in and out  … Read more

New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate

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 monumental year at the Rush County Community Foundation.   2016 is a special year for the Foundation  … Read more

The Clock is Ticking on 2015 and Matching Donations

As the end of another year rapidly approaches, it’s likely that you’ve considered how you can maximize your end-of-year charitable giving.  Paying taxes may feel a lot like giving, but seeing hard-earned money benefit a greater cause can be an option – and it might be a better way to “give” before 2015.   As  … Read more

The Gift of Giving

The adage “It’s better to give than to receive” seems to be heard most frequently around this time of the year.  Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget how rewarding simple gestures of kindness and giving can be.  As you consider the power of giving and receiving, wouldn’t you like  … Read more

Giving Thanks to our Donors

The Rush County Community Foundation would like to thank our donors for making our impact in Rush County possible.   Because of your generosity, the Foundation has been able to give $9,000,000 back to Rush County since our first disbursement in 1994.   How has that money been awarded? Community Grants $950,000 community grant funds  … Read more

Give Thanks that Lasts Forever via Thank-A-Teacher

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the end of the first semester of the schoolyear is also in sight.  How do you plan to recognize your child’s favorite school employee?   This year, give a gift that will continue to give.  Consider a donation to the Rush County Community Foundation’s “Thank-A-Teacher” program.  The Thank-A-Teacher project  … Read more

Maximizing Year-End Contributions

It’s hard to believe that, counting today; eight Fridays are left in 2015.  Where does time go?!   Once the calendar is changed to November, the final few weeks of the year seem to pass at lightning speed.  With the rush of the holidays, the conclusion of the school semester, and the fiscal close for  … Read more