News & Events


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

#ScholarUpdates – Barbara Hershberger

Barbara Hershberger was awarded the Lilly Endowment Scholarship for 2018. As a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School in 2018, Barbara elected to continue her education at Butler University in Indianapolis. Here is an update from her: There has been a lot happening throughout these past few months as I have begun my time here  … Read more

Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $34,550.00 to benefit four excellent community projects and organizations. This is the last of the year’s two Community Grant cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding. The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds and several field of  … Read more

RCCF Provides Funding for Shares, Inc. Music Therapy Project

In the spring of 2018, Shares, Inc. was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,505 from Cycle I of the Community Grants Cycle for the purchase of musical instruments and training for staff with a certified music therapist.  The goal of the project was to help adults with disabilities enrolled in Shares, Inc. programming  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Enables Community Conversation

The Rush County Community Foundation is excited about the first “Community Conversation” held by M.o.R.E. for Kids (Mentors of Rush County Empowering Youth.  Formerly known as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. M.o.R.E. is the 2018 recipient of the $12,000 CIRCLe grant, given by the Rush County Community Foundation.   Rushville Chief of Police, Craig Tucker, discussed the  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Youth in Philanthropy grant applications are due to the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] office by 4pm on Monday, October 15. The application form can be picked up at the RCCF office, or downloaded from www.rushcountyfoundation.org.   The Youth in Philanthropy Fund [YIP] at RCCF was created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to  … Read more

Youth Athletic Fund Grant Awarded to LionStrong Program

LionStrong, a joint venture between Rush Memorial Hospital and Rushville Consolidated High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Rush County Community Foundation Youth Athletic Fund grant!  The funds awarded will be used to assist with the purchase of supplies for healthy snacks to accompany a nutrition lesson aimed toward high school athletes and other  … Read more

RCCF Welcomes Intern for Fall Semester

The Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) is delighted to announce that Abi Roszell has joined the RCCF team as a Lilly Endowment Community Foundation Intern for the fall semester.  Abi is a 2015 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and is currently senior studying English at IUPUI.  Abi is the daughter of David and Jennifer.  … Read more

Supporting Gleaners. Supporting Rush County.

The look of hunger comes in a variety of faces, ages, and backgrounds.  The Rush County Community Foundation has provided grant funding to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana for several years and several projects, ultimately impacting the Rush County residents who utilize Gleaners’ food program(s).  Our support of Gleaners came full-circle in March, when our  … Read more