2019 LECS Recipient Kyle Bacon

It’s an RCCF tradition to hear from the graduating Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Hear from 2018 recipient and recent Purdue grad, Kyle Bacon, how this opportunity changed his life and what advice he has for those about to begin their college experience. Be sure to watch all the way through, you won’t want to miss  … Read more

From the Bottom Up, It Takes a Village

A baby in a diaper crawling away but looking back at the viewer. This is the logo for "from the bottom up diaper pantry."

There’s an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That applies to a community diaper pantry, too. When First5’s From the Bottom Up Diaper Pantry needed a home, Milroy Elementary School (MES) was gracious to offer up space. This worked perfectly with the Milroy Community Food Pantry also on-site. Packs of  … Read more

Grantee Update: Milroy Elementary School

The end of the school year always calls for celebration. But Milroy Elementary School (MES) students had a unique reason to do so – the Milroy Community Walking Path on the school grounds was officially dedicated!   The students were involved in all aspects of the path, from design – in the shape of the  … Read more

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Re-accreditation

Accredited Community Foundation

We hope you’ve always felt that we’ve been good stewards of your gifts. Recently, we received our re-accreditation from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®, which ensures that your trust is well-placed.   This is a rigorous, voluntary process of documenting our policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking, and administration. This seal represents our  … Read more

2023 Scholarship Celebration

RCCF Scholarship Celebration

Our Scholarship Celebration is always such a feel-good event! It’s touching to witness the meetings between donors and the recipients of their scholarships. The informal open house atmosphere allows plenty of time for attendees to visit with each other. But the smiles tell the essence of the story – pride, joy, gratitude, excitement, and community.  … Read more

Grantee Update: Psi Iota Xi

Psi Iota Xi

Hearing is vital to daily living. It helps us communicate basic needs and reduces social isolation. Studies have shown that a hearing difficulty can even lead to dementia in senior citizens. Since Medicare and Medicaid do not normally cover hearing aids (or only pay for one per person) hearing impairments affect low-income seniors greatly.    … Read more

Scholarship Season By the Numbers

The month of May might mean racecars and checkered flags for some. But it means scholarship season for us! As always, our volunteer committee has been busy making tough decisions. (Wondering how that process works? Check out this piece on the lifecycle of a scholarship.)   110 awards from 68 funds totaling $237,734.76 will be  … Read more

Your 2022 Impact Report is Out

in Pursuit of the best Rush County in 2022

 Answering our community’s most pressing questions, like Quality of Life, Safety, Health + Wellness, Local Pride, Early Learning, and Education, is our game. But we couldn’t do it without YOU.   2022 saw a lot of moving pieces. But equipped with the time and talents of many people and organizations, along with more than $700,000 in  … Read more

Director of First5 Position Open

First5. Know early. Grow early.

The Rush County Community Foundation is seeking the next leader of First5, Rush County’s Early Learning Coalition.  The next Director of First5 will serve as a community advocate, facilitator, educator, and fundraiser for efforts to expand access to quality child-care and early learning for children birth to age 5 in Rush County.   To be  … Read more