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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

2016 Community Grant Cycle I Deadline, May 16th

The application deadline for Cycle I, 2016 Community Grants is 4 PM, Monday, May 16th, 2016. Grant seekers need to submit a letter of intent to info@rushcountyfoundation.org by Monday, May 2nd; the letter of intent should be submitted before the grant application. Funds that enable the Community Grant program are the “unrestricted endowment funds”, including: Laura May  … Read more

2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

One Rush County student has been named the recipient of a four year, full tuition scholarship as the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.  This year’s recipient is the 34th Rush County student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Emilee Rogers will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her  … Read more

RCCF Hosts Fund Payout Celebration

The Rush County Community Foundation hosted its first Fund Payout Celebration on the evening of February 25.  65 guests attended the celebration, held at the 201 Building on Main Street.   The event recognized the donors of the 76 designated funds that provide annual support to donor-selected organizations and the 66 local nonprofit agencies that are  … Read more

Deadline approaching for Rush County Community Foundation scholarships!

The Rush County Community Foundation will disburse more than $140,000 in local scholarship funds this spring.  If you are a student pursuing postsecondary education at an accredited university, now is your chance to apply for financial assistance!   The deadline for the application for Rush County Community Foundation scholarships, for those that have submitted the  … Read more