News & Events

Applications available for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications are now available at the Rush County Community Foundation RCCF website ( The generous four-year, full-tuition scholarship is a result of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. initiative to help Indiana students attain higher levels of education.   All Rush County residents entering college for the first time who have graduated from  … Read more

Applications Due for Education, Ag, Community Grants & More!

The Rush County Community Foundation’s [RCCF] Fall Grant deadline is September 4th for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website.   Community Grant Program – The RCCF Community Grant Program awards competitive grants in two cycles each year. To begin  … Read more

RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded three grants totaling $17,030.00 to benefit three excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first 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 Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 14, 2018 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 113 scholarship awards to 66 students. These scholarships were awarded from 70 RCCF scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 200 fund donors, scholarship recipients,  … Read more

Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund Established

  The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund was recently established by Bob’s daughter Deby Priddy and family friend Christie Love.  The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund is a field of interest fund at the Rush County Community Foundation that will support Rush County youth involved in team sports by providing financial assistance with team participation  … Read more

Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Pass-Through Fund Established

Pete Osting and Julie Connolly recently established the Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Pass-Through Fund.  This non-permanent fund was created to assist the on-demand needs of the Hinchman Cemetery, as a supplement to routine expenses currently covered by the permanently endowed Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation.     The Hinchman Cemetery is  … Read more

Richard K. Levi Family Fund Established

  The family of Richard “Rick” Levi recently established a new permanent endowment fund with the Rush County Community Foundation.  Rick’s wife, Chris, and daughters Heidi Cornett and Jacqueline Gudanowski, decided to memorialize their beloved husband and father by honoring his contributions to the Rush County Community Foundation with a permanent endowment fund in his  … Read more

Marching On – Again!  RCCF Proceeds in Brackets for Good Tournament

Another exciting week in March passed, and at 8:00PM on Friday evening, the Rush County Community Foundation learned that they would be moving on once again in the competitive Brackets for Good fundraising tournament!  They remain among 8 of the original 64 competing non-profit organizations throughout Indiana in the “Engaged 8” round of the tournament,  … Read more

RCCF Amidst Round 3 in the BFG Tournament

For the second Friday this month, friends of the Rush County Community Foundation closely monitored their phones and computer screens as 8:00PM neared.  When the final buzzer rang, RCCF fans were delighted to officially celebrate the week’s fundraising victory of 560-0 in the Brackets for Good tournament.   Now fully into the third round, the  … Read more

Moving On!  RCCF Proceeds in Brackets for Good Tournament

When the final buzzer rang at 8:00PM on Friday evening, friends of the Rush County Community Foundation cheered in excitement that the Foundation moved on to Round 2 of the Brackets for Good tournament.  In an impressive competition between Shares, Inc. and the Foundation, RCCF prevailed with the win 2,862-1,421.   This week, until 8PM  … Read more