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There’s No Place Like Our Home Town

Dear Friends,   More than sixty five years ago, Perry Como released the Christmas classic, “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” in which he sang, “When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze / For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home!” With the holiday season upon us, we’ve been  … Read more

Giving BEYOND Tuesday Virtual Open House

After the turkeys have been carved, the holiday season kicks into high gear. Black Friday is shopping the big sales. Small Business Saturday is supporting local stores. Cyber Monday is getting online deals. Giving Tuesday is donating to nonprofits. But Giving Beyond Tuesday is supporting RCCF and our community FOREVER!    One of our favorite  … Read more

RCCF Receives a Lead Forward Community Grant from the Lilly Scholars Network

We are excited to announce that we have received a Lead Forward Community Grant from the Lilly Scholars Network! We look forward to completing this project alongside Katie Pickering Gardner (2004 scholar), Jessica Cole Vogel (2009 scholar) and Beth Liggett Buzzard, (2002). Learn more or read the full press release.

We Are Thankful for Your Generosity

As we head into this season of gratitude, we are thankful for the generosity of RCCF donors! Your gifts have allowed us to award more than $45,000 in Community Grants funds to local nonprofits in their efforts to support some of Rush County’s most vulnerable residents and acquire crucial tools to keep our community safe.  … Read more

Nearly $23,000 Awarded in Field of Interest Grants

Each fall, RCCF awards grants from our Field of Interest Funds. These funds were established by donors to support a particular cause such as autism, education and hunger to name a few. They offer a flexible option to support the community in the ways that matter most to you.   Learn more about the current  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: Arlington East Hill Cemetery

Arlington East Hill Cemetery recently held a moving dedicaton ceremony for the new memorial honoring veterans and first responders. Your gifts to Community Grants funds helped bring this project to life – thank you! Photo credits: Kristiaan Rawlings, Shelby County Daily News – Addison Times

Update Your Contact Info

Could you please take a minute to update your contact info? Make your updates by 10/31, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a local treat! No tricks, we promise.  

RCCF Awarded $100,000 GIFT VII Community Leadership Grant

The way in which a community chooses to handle the need for change directs its ability to remain relevant and ultimately thrive. According to Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute (ICI) the single most important element in strengthening local economies is attracting and/or retaining talented individuals. Population decline is a serious challenge for Rush County,  … Read more

Shares, Inc. Establishes Endowment

Any successful financial advisor or farmer will tell you not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Diversify your investments and your crops to minimize risk and maximize return. Savvy nonprofits with an eye on the future realize this as well.   RCCF is equipped to help nonprofits prepare for financial sustainability with  … Read more