Blog > August, 2015

Community Grants benefit Milroy

Driving through the Town of Milroy as the sun begins to set, you’ll notice the attractive streetlights illuminating Main Street.  Did you know that the Rush County Community Foundation helped make the upgrade possible, and now holds a fund to forever maintain their presence?   The goal of the Foundation Fact Friday articles is to  … Read more

Community Grants benefit City of Rushville

In honor of the second annual “Guns & Hoses” police and firefighter games this weekend, this week’s Foundation Fact Friday series focuses on community grants provided to the City of Rushville.   Our Community Grants program has awarded $136,000.00 to the City of Rushville.  Various departments have received these funds for equipment, buildings, and projects  … Read more

Community Grants benefit Mays and Raleigh

To begin our special series on the impact of our community grant funds throughout Rush County, we will highlight the impact of RCCF in the Mays-Raleigh communities.   Our Community Grants have awarded $23,000 worth of improvements for these two communities.  The Raleigh Volunteer Fire Department has seen $18,000 worth of this grant money for new garage  … Read more


The CIRCLe Fund is the brain child of Pam Hoeing, Shelly King, Heather Meckes, Amy Ploeger, Cindy Taff, and Betsy Williams. The initial idea for the fund came when Betsy Williams was at a convention during her time as President of the Foundation:  she saw other CIRCLe groups in communities throughout the state and decided  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy

The Youth in Philanthropy fund, also known as YIP, was founded in 2005 by Betsy and Rick Williams. Betsy had recently become the executor of an estate that had funds remaining and wanted to put the money to good use for the Rush County community. The Williams each grew up in philanthropic families and had  … Read more

Helen and Jim Ewing

To Help the Elderly and Feed the Hungry In this great community, we don’t often pause to contemplate the gravity of the struggle with poverty and hunger.  We may be guilty of forgetting about the elderly who aren’t in nursing homes or who aren’t our grandparents, aunts, uncles, et cetera.  As human beings, regardless of  … Read more

Double your donation!

Lilly Endowment has gifted RCCF with $500,000 available for matching funds (view announcement).  How great is that?! Between August 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016, the Rush County Community Foundation must raise $500,000 to match the granted funds. For every dollar you donate to an existing “unrestricted fund” (i.e.:  money that is invested and available for community grants) your dollar will  … Read more