News & Events

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  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

Thank A Teacher through the Rush County Community Foundation

As we enter the holiday season the Rush County Community Foundation wants 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 will  … Read more

RCCF Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On the evening of November 5, 2016, the Rush County Community Foundation hosted A Grand Idea Gala at the Root Building to celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.  The 200 current and former employees, members of the Board of Directors, committee members, grant recipients, and donors present enjoyed dinner provided by Lori’s Catering, entertainment from the  … Read more

Rita Yager Memorial Ag Grant Fund – Application Deadline Approaching!

The Rush County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first grant from The Rita Yager Memorial Ag Grant Fund. Rita Yager was instrumental in establishing the Agricultural Careers and Education (ACE) organization in Rush County. This field-of-interest fund in memory of Rita Yager provides grants for education, safety, and the improvement of agriculture-related  … Read more

Rush County Historical Society Receives CIRCLe Fund Grant

Thirty three members of the Circle Fund met recently to the select the fourth recipient of their annual grant. The Rush County Historical Society is the 2016 recipient of the $12,000 Circle Fund grant. It will be used to fund historical tours of Rush County as well as assist with their project of renovating the  … Read more