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Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund

Established by Shane’s family as a memorial for Shane’s love of soccer, proceeds from the Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund are distributed annually to promote soccer in Rush County. This grant could be used to send a delegate to a soccer camp, to improve soccer facilities, to promote sportsmanship, to train adult leaders, to provide  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Fund

Every year since 2005, a group of Rush County students have joined together to grant funds to student-led organizations serving Rush County. Rush County philanthropists Rick and Betsy Williams started the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Fund to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to our next generation of community leaders. The Youth in Philanthropy [YIP]  … Read more

Rushville Parks Fund

The parks and trails of Rushville are some of the busiest areas of the city.  A Field of Interest Grant from the Rush County Community Foundation is available to help support them.  Established by the Rushville Parks and Recreation Director in 1995, the Parks Fund assists any Rush County park facility fund projects or programs  … Read more

Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund

Rush County youth have always been fortunate to have a loyal group of Boys Scouts of America leaders.  These Scout leaders have provided many scouting opportunities which have allowed the youth of Rush County to grow and learn.  The Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund, set up with the Rush County Community Foundation, was  … Read more

Field of Interest Grant Deadline March 1st

Field of Interest Grant applications for the Rush County Community Foundation’s Boy Scouts of America Fund, Rush County Parks Fund, Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund, and Youth in Philanthropy Fund are due on Friday, March 1, 2019. The intent of the Boys Scouts of America Fund is to provide financial support to the Rush County  … Read more

#ScholarUpdate – Keith Yager

Keith Yager was awarded the Lilly Endowment Scholarship for 2017. As a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School in 2017, Keith elected to continue his education at Rose-Hulman University in Terre Haute, studying Mechanical Engineering. Here is an update from Keith: I can’t believe my first year and a half of college is already in  … Read more

Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride Supports RCCF

In September, over 200 cyclists from seven states gathered to ride through Rush County’s scenic countryside for the inaugural “Five in 50” Covered Bridge Ride.  The ride, showcasing our county’s beautiful five covered bridges in a 50 mile bicycle ride, provided support to four community organizations.  Pictured is David Willkie, ride founder, with supporters Dr.  … Read more

GIFT VII Matching Fund Grant Announcement!

Rush County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000.00 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.   Rush County  … Read more