News & Events


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

2016 Grand Idea Grant Workshop

RCCF is awarding a $25,000 impact grant to commemorate our 25th Anniversary. On July 21, 2016, we held our first Grand Idea Grant Workshop to kickoff the grant and to cultivate ideas to make an impact on the true needs of our community. 37 community leaders representing various areas of our community (and more than  … Read more

Grant Workshop & Brainstorming Session

The foundation of grant writing is a good idea… and your good idea could be worth $25,000! The Rush County Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by awarding one $25,000 “Grand Idea” grant, and we want your input!   Please join us and other community leaders for breakfast at the RCCF office on Thursday, July 21st from  … Read more

Rush County Community Foundation Awards Eight Community Grants

  The Rush County Community Foundation’s most recent grant cycle awarded funds to benefit eight excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first of the year’s two cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding through RCCF’s Community Grants Program. The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds provide funding  … Read more

RCCF Provides Matching Grant Opportunity to East Hill Cemetery

The Rush County Community Foundation has granted East Hill a matching grant of up to $13,500 for restoration of the 115 year old Arch which graces the front of the cemetery.  The arch was built in 1901 for an entire cost of $2,500.  After 115 years, it is in need of restoration.  The cost of  … Read more

Rush County Community Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

  On Monday, May 16, 2016 the Rush County Community Foundation distributed 147 scholarship awards to 86 students at their 2016 Scholarship Celebration held at the Rushville Consolidated High School Cafeteria. These scholarships were awarded from 69 local scholarship funds endowed at the Foundation.  The 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar was also recognized.  The evening’s  … Read more