The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund

The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund was established in 2015 by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kim Perin. This fund was created in the hopes of carrying on Martha’s generous and compassionate spirit in Rush County.   Martha was a hardworking high school teacher and mother of three, and she had a passion for  … Read more

Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $34,550.00 to benefit four excellent community projects and organizations. This is the last of the year’s two Community Grant cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding. The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds and several field of  … Read more

RCCF Provides Funding for Shares, Inc. Music Therapy Project

In the spring of 2018, Shares, Inc. was awarded a grant in the amount of $7,505 from Cycle I of the Community Grants Cycle for the purchase of musical instruments and training for staff with a certified music therapist.  The goal of the project was to help adults with disabilities enrolled in Shares, Inc. programming  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Enables Community Conversation

The Rush County Community Foundation is excited about the first “Community Conversation” held by M.o.R.E. for Kids (Mentors of Rush County Empowering Youth.  Formerly known as Big Brothers/Big Sisters. M.o.R.E. is the 2018 recipient of the $12,000 CIRCLe grant, given by the Rush County Community Foundation.   Rushville Chief of Police, Craig Tucker, discussed the  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Youth in Philanthropy grant applications are due to the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] office by 4pm on Monday, October 15. The application form can be picked up at the RCCF office, or downloaded from   The Youth in Philanthropy Fund [YIP] at RCCF was created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to  … Read more

Youth Athletic Fund Grant Awarded to LionStrong Program

LionStrong, a joint venture between Rush Memorial Hospital and Rushville Consolidated High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Rush County Community Foundation Youth Athletic Fund grant!  The funds awarded will be used to assist with the purchase of supplies for healthy snacks to accompany a nutrition lesson aimed toward high school athletes and other  … Read more

RCCF Welcomes Intern for Fall Semester

The Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) is delighted to announce that Abi Roszell has joined the RCCF team as a Lilly Endowment Community Foundation Intern for the fall semester.  Abi is a 2015 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and is currently senior studying English at IUPUI.  Abi is the daughter of David and Jennifer.  … Read more

Supporting Gleaners. Supporting Rush County.

The look of hunger comes in a variety of faces, ages, and backgrounds.  The Rush County Community Foundation has provided grant funding to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana for several years and several projects, ultimately impacting the Rush County residents who utilize Gleaners’ food program(s).  Our support of Gleaners came full-circle in March, when our  … Read more

Applications available for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications are now available at the Rush County Community Foundation RCCF website ( The generous four-year, full-tuition scholarship is a result of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. initiative to help Indiana students attain higher levels of education.   All Rush County residents entering college for the first time who have graduated from  … Read more

Parents are Important Influence on Children’s Charitable Giving

What motivates an individual to give time and/or money to an organization?  This question has been studied in an assortment of ways by a variety of institutions over a number of years.  Data consistently points to educational attainment, increased wealth, and socio-demographic factors of age, marital status, gender, race, etc. as determinants of philanthropic giving.   … Read more