Blog > August, 2016

Give Back to RCCF without Giving a Penny

  A concern sometimes expressed by donors or prospective donors to the Rush County Community Foundation is that they don’t have “enough” to give to make a difference.  Our response is quick and simple:  no donation amount is too small!  Any donated amount, when permanently invested and pooled with the contributions from others, makes a  … Read more

Forever Supporting the Mission of our Community’s Non-Profit Organizations

Last week’s Foundation Fact Friday culminated a seven month-long series of articles regarding the non-profit organizations the Rush County Community Foundation supports via designated endowment funds.  We hope that you enjoyed the mini-series of facts and learning about the focused funding provided to the broad array of non-profit agencies serving Rush County.   The series  … 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

People Helping People: Supporting the Rush County United Fund and various Rush County non-profits via the Rush County Community Foundation

The last of our series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, this week’s installment focuses on supporting the work of the Rush County United Fund.   The Rush County United Fund was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization with the mission to help, support, and serve several service agencies in Rush  … Read more

Preserving our Heritage

Each year, the hot first weekend of August draws locals and visitors alike to honor a treasured past of rural heritage.  This weekend marks the 68th Reunion of the Pioneer Engineers Club, or more casually known, the Steam Engine Show. The “Steam Engine Show” originated by a group known as The Pioneer Engineers Club.  The  … Read more