New First5 Fund Supports Our Youngest Residents

First5. Know early. Grow early.

Did you know that 90% of brain development happens in the first five years of life? This is the most important time for children in determining future success. It’s one of many reasons this is an issue to wrap around as a community.   Providing early learning, a high-quality, interactive daycare experience, to infants and  … Read more

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

Meet the RCCF Board: Denise Hoeing

Meet Denise Hoeing

When we asked Denise Hoeing, new RCCF Board Member, to share a little about her life, she began by telling us she was born at Rush Memorial Hospital. Not just that she’s from Rush County, or even a specific town. But that’s not so surprising when you learn more about her.   Denise grew up  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: Hope Center

Rush County Education Fund Recipient: $545   Your gifts to the Rush County Education Fund empowered RCHS students with knowledge to make good choices about relationships and sexual health. The grant purchased booklets for Hope Center‘s “I Decide for Me” program. Instructors like Danny Barry use multimedia and interactive presentations that challenge students to explore  … Read more

Stimulus Checks Can Make a Big Difference for Our Community  

Stimulus checks

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter daily life for many Hoosiers, but a third round of stimulus payments, made possible by the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act, will help as we navigate the first half of 2021.   For those experiencing financial hardships right now, these checks will help alleviate some stress. But for  … Read more

Community Center Update: Behind the Scenes Progress

While we don’t expect groundbreaking to take place on the REC Center until early next year, be assured that there’s LOTS of work already taking place behind the scenes.   If somehow you missed our announcement about receiving a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII program to build a community center in  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: Phil King

Meet the RCCF Board: Phil King

Phil King, new RCCF board member, has traveled quite a bit over the years. But he told us, “Every time I come back home it is always fun to see and catch up with friends. The people are the reason why I love Rush County.”   While he’s visited many other places, he hasn’t lived  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: Rushville Elementary School East

Alex Workman Memorial Fund Recipient: $1,016.52 Report submitted by Mandi Jackman, LCSW, Home/School Liaison, Rushville Elementary School East   Our grant from the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) assisted Rushville Elementary School East in implementing Amygdala First Aid Stations. The amygdala serves as the brain’s reset station and regulates emotions. These stations allow students to  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: Boys & Girls Club of Rush County

Boys & Girls Club of Rush County

Community Grants Funds Recipient: $15,720 Report submitted by Jon York, CEO Boys & Girls Club of Rush County   Fresh paint, new flooring, modern furniture, up to date electronics, free food and Wi-Fi access. Sounds like a space ready for teenagers. The Boys & Girls Club of Rush County has a refreshed Teen Center thanks  … Read more