News & Events


RCCF celebrates 25 years of giving with $25,000 grant to RCCA

On November 5, 2016, the Rush County Community Foundation celebrated 25 years of giving to Rush County by awarding a $25,000 “Grand Idea” grant award.   Selected out of eight competitive applicants, Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry (RCCA) was awarded funding of $25,000 to assist the purchase of much-needed coolers, refrigerators, and electrical infrastructure  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund awards grant for $12,000 to Rush AIC Recovery Housing, Inc.

The afternoon of Sunday, April 23, 28 donors to Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund gathered at the Kenneth L. Earnest Family Conference Room at Rush Memorial Hospital to select the fund’s fourth annual grant recipient.  Congratulations to Rush AIC Recovery Housing, Inc., this year’s recipient of $12,000.   Rush AIC Recovery Housing, Inc. (AIC)  … Read more

Community Grant application deadline approaching!

Kendra Steible, Program Coordinator of Grants and Scholarships at the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF], reminds grant seekers that the Letter of Intent deadline for the first cycle of 2017 Community Grants is Monday, May 1st and the application deadline is May 15th.   The Letter of Intent should be one page, introducing the organization,  … Read more

Kenneth and Charlotte Brashaber Teacher Enhancement Award Fund Established

Ken and Charlotte Brashaber established the Kenneth and Charlotte Brashaber Teacher Enhancement Award Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation.  This Fund will serve as a field of interest fund to benefit curriculum development for Rushville Consolidated High School teachers.   Expressing a passion for the field of education, Ken and Charlotte were eager to  … Read more

Celebrating our Community’s Non-Profit Organizations

  On February 22nd, the Rush County Community Foundation hosted our second annual Fund Payout Celebration.  Nearly 100 donors, Foundation board members, and organization representatives and friends attended the celebration at the 201 Building that distributed $164,786.77.  To view photos from the event, visit our Facebook page    The celebration recognizes the Foundation’s “Designated Endowment  … Read more

Grant applications due Wed. March 1st for Field-of-Interest Funds!

In addition to our community grants program, RCCF also makes specific grants from several funds. These field-of-interest funds have been established by generous donors who have a particular interest they would like to support. By creating a fund at RCCF, the assets donated provide support to Rush County in perpetuity. Our spring deadline field-of-interest funds are:  … Read more

Keith Yager named 35th Rush County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

One Rush County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. This year’s recipient is the 35th Rush County student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.   Keith Yager will receive full tuition to an Indiana college of his choice  … Read more

RCCF Scholarships Now Available!

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now available at the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF].  Applications, instructions and cover pages are available at the RCCF office, or online at www.rushcountyfoundation.org/scholarships.  Scholarships are available for Rush County residents intending to begin or continue coursework in post-secondary education within the 2017 calendar year.   In  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Grant Application Deadline Approaching

There are two sides to philanthropy: generous donors who care about their community and the organization and people they are trying to help. The generous donors of Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund are eager to award funding to an organization serving Rush County and Rush County residents and are asking the question, “Can we  … Read more