Rush County Historical Society Receives CIRCLe Fund Grant 25th July 2016 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 Carriage House of the Gowdy Home (museum). Prior to voting for this year’s recipient, the members heard from Rush County Victim’s Assistance who received the $9,500 grant in 2015. Representatives from RCVA expressed gratitude for the grant which allowed them to implement a Community Awareness Plan. As a result, their clients are able to reach them through all forms of social media and they have gained additional support from throughout the community. Since the Circle Fund began in 2013, four grants totaling $33,500 have been awarded; impacting Rush County in a positive way. Big Brothers Big Sisters and Fitness Initiative Team were the first Circle grant recipients. The 44 members of the Circle each donated $300 to make a positive impact in our community. Membership is open to women of all ages by making a $300 donation to the Circle Fund at RCCF. The deadline for donations is October 31. The Circle Fund is a fund of the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF). RCCF is a nonprofit public charity established in 1991 to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County, Indiana, not only today, but for our future generations. As a 501 (c) (3) organization, all donations to RCCF qualify for the maximum deduction for charitable contributions under Internal Revenue service rules and guidelines.