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New Community Events Calendar

2021 Calendar

Have you noticed that’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Here’s our attempt to change that.   Have a public event or fundraiser to submit? Please click here.    Please contact the organizer for any questions and to check for the current status of  … Read more

Grantee Update: M.o.R.E. for Kids

2020 Community Grants Recipient: $10,000 Report submitted by Peyton Simpkins, Program Director, M.o.R.E. for Kids During the 2020 Fall Community Grant Cycle, M.o.R.E. for Kids applied and received a grant for $10,000. This grant has greatly benefited our program. M.o.R.E. for Kids chose for the grant to focus on three key areas: Outreach, Support, and  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: The Open Resource

The Open Resource just might be the best kept secret in Rush County. That’s unfortunate because they have so much to offer our community with the FREE services provided by their new digital navigator program.   Have you ever needed help setting up a new laptop? Or wanted to learn how to use Microsoft Office?  … Read more

Gifts of Grain to RCCF

Gifts of Grain

Harvest season is upon us. Farmers, did you know you could support the RCCF with a gift of grain? It’s true! We have an account with all local elevators. At delivery, just decide the dollar amount or number of bushels you’d like to donate and complete a simple form.   Your donation qualifies for tax  … Read more

CBAP: Prepare to Launch in 3… 2… 1

Thank you to everyone who answered our question, “What can we do together to make a positive change for Rush County?”! Your input was inspiring and thought-provoking. (Read a summary of answers.) Your commitment to our community is what makes it even better.   So, what’s next? Now it’s time to look at all the  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: David Burkhardt

When we asked David Burkhardt, RCCF Board Member, what people might be surprised to learn about him, he led us to believe there wasn’t much. “What you see is what you get,” he replied. Not true, we say.   Dave was born and raised in Rush County, just west of Glenwood, where he still lives  … Read more

Thank you for your input!

We have a big opportunity in front of us. With $100,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. and guidance from Ball State, we’ve been asking you what could we do together to make a positive change for Rush County. Your answers are well-thought out and truly intriguing – both serious and whimsical, but always full of love  … Read more

Share your opinion!

Could you please do us a favor? Just answer a single question. What is something we can address or advance together to make a positive change in our community?  

Meet the RCCF Board: Ben Wicker

Meet the RCCF Board: Ben Wicker

It’s quite possible that Ben Wicker, RCCF Board Member, has soil running through his veins. From his studies and profession to his family’s farm and love of local foods, it always comes back to the Earth for him. Here’s the dirt on Ben.   A 10 year 4-H member and third generation farmer, Ben grew  … Read more