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RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $19,885.00 to benefit four 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

Blue River Community Harvest makes contribution to the Rush County Community Foundation’s Helen and Jim Ewing Fund

Blue River Community Harvest, a food pantry located in Carthage, began in 2007 as an idea sparked by Robin Goodpaster, at the Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting.  The Blue River Community Harvest quickly expanded its capacity and outgrew the space in the meetinghouse.  Expanded facility space on Carthage Pike increased available capacity, and the demand followed  … Read more

Rush County Community Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 125 scholarship awards to 84 students. These scholarships were awarded from 72 RCCF endowed scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 250 fund donors, scholarship  … Read more

On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 125 scholarship awards to 84 students. These scholarships were awarded from 72 RCCF endowed scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 250 fund donors, scholarship  … Read more

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