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There’s No Community Without Unity

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As an overwhelmingly white, rural community, it would be easy to simply brush off racial inequity as a “big city problem”. But it’s just not the case. Everyone should feel safe, valued and respected in our community and everywhere.   Our mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of life for ALL. That means  … Read more

Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

We awarded more than $192,000 in scholarships to 62 students pursuing higher education this upcoming school year. “Thank you to all the donors who have made these scholarships possible,” said Alisa Winters, Community Foundation Executive Director. “We had a great pool of applicants this year and are pleased to support these students as they pursue  … Read more

RCCF Supports Rush County Students with Grant

Our lives changed in an instant once the pandemic reached Indiana. Daily routines changed for everyone, including students. Rush County Schools (RCS) scrambled successfully to create lessons and processes for delivering them in about a day. While eLearning itself was not new, the extended time period in which it would take place certainly was.    … Read more

Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $5M GIFT VII Large-scale Funding Proposal

On Friday 3/13, we submitted a large-scale funding proposal to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $5M GIFT VII Community Leadership Grant. It took months of work and help from an army of local leaders to prepare. Three days later we quietly went home to deal with the developing crisis.   As luck would have it, we just  … Read more

A Rapid Relief Fund Gift that Will Outlive the Crisis

It has been so heartening to see the different ways our community has taken care of each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County has certainly done their part. Now, thanks to you, their impact will grow.   Even while their building and programs have been closed, the Boys  … Read more

Scholarships Update

Students, the wait is almost over. By mid-May scholarship award info will be arriving via email and postal mail with important additional instructions. Thanks for your patience! 5/12/2020: Recipients, please fill out this VERY short questionnaire and upload your photo. Your response is due by 5/22 to receive your scholarship.

Rapid Relief Grant Awarded to Aid Rush County Economic Recovery Taskforce

Your gifts are working hard again to help our community win the fight against this pandemic. The third Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund grant from the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) has been awarded to the City of Rushville to support the county-wide Economic Recovery Taskforce efforts. The money, $4,160, is being used  … Read more

Milroy Food Pantry Receives $5,000 Rapid Relief Grant

Your generosity keeps making a BIG difference! The Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund has donated $5,000 to the Milroy Food Pantry. On Monday alone, 125 families received pre-packaged food parcels with eggs, produce, canned and baked goods, cereal, peanut butter and jelly and more – in just two hours! This group functions as  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Deadline Approaching

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $16,500 impact grant to an organization serving Rush County residents. The CIRCLe is interested in innovative programs or projects that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.   Applications are  … Read more