Grantee Update: RCHS Key Club

RCHS Key Club

The Youth in Philanthropy Fund (YIP) doesn’t just support good work in the community. It teaches youth about charity. Youth-led programs submit applications for service projects. A committee of their peers reviews requests and makes awards.   The Rushville Consolidated High School Key Club was awarded a grant to provide more than 170 hygiene packs  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: Mindy Vogel

If you’ve ever wondered if educators make good board members, we can assure you that they do! Although RCCF Board Member Mindy Vogel retired after 27 years of teaching at Mays Elementary in 2015, she follows suit. Her other life experiences don’t hurt, either.   A lifelong resident of Rush County, Mindy grew up on  … Read more

2021 Scholarship Recipients

RCCF 2021 Scholarship Recipients - Congratulations!

We awarded more than $216,000 in scholarships to 61 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

30th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Answers

Thanks for playing along with our 30th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt of RCCF funded projects! How many did you get right?   Congratulations to our winners! Janet Bolan Paula King Christine Weaver

CIRCLe Fund Applications Due 7/15


RCCF’s CIRCLe Fund (Chicks Impacting Rush County Life) was founded when six friends with a passion for their community put their heads, hearts and wallets together to create a meaningful impact.   Since 2013, nearly 80 Chicks have awarded more than $88,000 to grantees including: M.o.R.E. for Kids, Rush AIC Recovery Housing, Inc. and the  … Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of RCCF

In 1991 you might have been driving your Honda Accord to the mall to pick up a copy of Katharine Hepburns’s Me: Stories of My Life and then to catch a matinee of Silence of the Lambs. Or maybe you were in your bedroom making a mix tape of Boyz II Men, M.C. Hammer and  … Read more

Your Generosity is Paying Off – and Out!

In late 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. offered its latest GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) incentive, and you rose to the occasion. Your donations of $250,000 to Community Grants funds earned a match of $500,000.   Your generosity is paying off – and paying out – in a BIG way! Those endowed funds are now  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: Keith Perin

In many ways RCCF board member, Keith Perin appears to be the quintessential English teacher. But in other ways, he’s really not.   Not surprisingly, he nearly wrote an essay when we asked him about his favorite book, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mocking Bird. He gets his love of reading honestly – from his  … Read more

Help Select an Amazing Teacher from Rush County!

Honor an amazing local teacher!

The Rush County Community Foundation was selected to assist in the search for an “Amazing Teacher” in Rush County.   A new Indiana PBS series called Amazing Teachers is beginning production. One teacher from each of the 92 Indiana counties will be featured. Each episode will feature two teachers each from a different county. With  … Read more

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: 30 Years of RCCF + You

In 1991, gas was $.79/gallon. Katharine Hepburn’s Me: Stories of My Life topped the best sellers and “Silence of Lambs” was big at the box office. Sales of salsa overtook ketchup for the first time. President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. And RCCF was founded with assets of $85,000. JOIN THE VIRTUAL  … Read more