News & Events

Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Through the Rush County Cancer Fund, Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] is partnering with local organizations to provide assistance for Rush County residents going through financial hardship because of a cancer diagnosis. To be considered for funding a completed application must be submitted to RCCF by a sponsoring organization on behalf of the individual/family in  … Read more

There’s Still Time for Tax Deductible Contributions for 2017!

The clock is ticking on submitting charitable contributions in time for the 2017 tax year!  The last day to make an eligible contribution for the year in our office is 4:00 PM on Friday, December 29. The Rush County Community Foundation will be closed on Friday, December 22nd, Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th.   … Read more

Barbara Hershberger named Rush County’s 2018 Lilly Scholar

One Rush County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.  This year’s recipient is the 36th Rush County student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.   Barbara Hershberger will receive full tuition to an Indiana college of her choice  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Grant Applications Now Available!

The CIRCLe Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation is excited to celebrate its 5th year of grantmaking by announcing that the 2018 grant award will be the largest yet!  Cindy Taff, one of the six founders of the CIRCLe (Chicks Impacting Rush County Life) Fund shared that, because of the generosity of women passionate  … Read more

Thank A Teacher via the RCCF!

As we enter the holiday season the Rush County Community Foundation would like to remind parents and students in all schools in Rush County that making a donation to the Rush County Education Fund through the “Thank-A-Teacher” initiative is a great way to honor school system employees during the holiday by giving a gift that  … Read more

Little Free Libraries throughout Rush County made possible by Milroy Psi Iota Xi and Rush County Community Foundation Partnership

At the end of 2015, Milroy Psi Iota Xi requested funding from the Rush County Community Foundation’s community grants program to make Little Free Libraries available in each township of our county.  The national Psi Iota Xi organization lists “literacy” among their philanthropic focuses, and the Milroy chapter embraced the idea of improving literacy in  … Read more

RCCF Scholarship Applications Now Available

Students are now eligible to apply for Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] 2018-2019 Scholarships; the application deadline is 4pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018. Scholarships are available for Rush County residents intending to begin or continue coursework in post-secondary education within the 2018 calendar year. The application packet and cover pages are available online at  … Read more

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