News & Events

RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded seven grants totaling $40,554.66 to benefit seven 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 Supports Four Classroom Projects via the Rush County Education Fund

The Rush County Education Fund was established by the Rush County Schools in 1994 to support education-related projects not provided for in the Rush County Schools’ budget.  This permanently endowed field of interest fund makes annual grants available to teachers, students, administrators, and volunteer parents. This year, the Rush County Education Fund awarded four projects  … Read more

Rush County Education Fund Inspires Creative Art and Writing

The RCHS Fine Arts Department received a Rush County Community Foundation Education Grant for Pilot Varsity Fountain Pens.  These new fountain pens will replace the old pen nibs and ink wells.  Mari Romero is seen here testing the new pens.  “I love the bright colors and they do not drip ink.”  The pens were made  … Read more

The Deadline is Approaching to join this year’s CIRCLe!

Connecting Mentors to Students … Making History Available to Young People … Providing Safety and Support During a Rough Period in Life… These are just a few things that you could be part of when you join us in the CIRCLe!   We would love to have you! The CIRCLe women have been positively affecting  … Read more

Dorothy Crawley Recognized on Donor Wall at Rush County Community Foundation

On the evening of Tuesday, September 26, the Board of Directors of the Rush County Community Foundation recognized Dorothy Crawley’s estate contribution to the Rush County Community Foundation.  Alisa Winters, Executive Director of the Rush County Community Foundation, presented a framed photo of Dorothy created by Green’s Photography to Dena Vittorio, a dear friend to  … Read more

A Gift to Outlast a Lifetime

Have you ever considered how long forever is?  Working at the Rush County Community Foundation, it’s a concept we think about daily.  Gifts to the Foundation are permanent.  Gifts are invested.  Gifts grow, and only a portion are distributed to a good cause, so that money will forever be available to assist Rush County non-profit  … Read more

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

The 2017 Fall Grant deadline is September 1st for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at our office or HERE on our website. Community Grant Program – The RCCF Community Grant Program awards competitive grants in two cycles each year. To begin the application process for 2017 Cycle  … Read more

RCCF is now accepting applications for the Lilly Scholarship!

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications are now available at the office, or here on the website at LECS Application. “We are excited for the opportunity to offer this life-changing award again this year!” says program coordinator, Kendra Steible. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, September 15, 2017. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship  … Read more

2016 Annual Report Now Available

Please click the link to see the 2016 annual report.  2016 Annual Report If you’d like a physical copy of the report, please call our office at (765) 938-1177 to request a mailed copy.