$600 Rapid Relief Grant Made to Whitewater Adult Education

Whitewater Adult Education (WAE) helps adult learners improve their life and the lives of their family through the attainment of a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and/or job skills through a certification.  Although WAE is located in Fayette County, it’s an important resource for Rush County residents. Out of 186 students enrolled, 25% of those  … Read more

Five in 50 Ride Update

We’ll start with the bad news. “It is with much regret that the Five in 50 executive committee has reached the decision to cancel our 2020 event,” announced committee chair, Marilyn Yager. “Our number one goal is to host a safe event, which this year took on the added complexity of dealing with the COVID-19  … Read more

There’s No Community Without Unity


As an overwhelmingly white, rural community, it would be easy to simply brush off racial inequity as a “big city problem”. But it’s just not the case. Everyone should feel safe, valued and respected in our community and everywhere.   Our mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of life for ALL. That means  … Read more

Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

We awarded more than $192,000 in scholarships to 62 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

RCCF Supports Rush County Students with Grant

Our lives changed in an instant once the pandemic reached Indiana. Daily routines changed for everyone, including students. Rush County Schools (RCS) scrambled successfully to create lessons and processes for delivering them in about a day. While eLearning itself was not new, the extended time period in which it would take place certainly was.    … Read more

Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $5M GIFT VII Large-scale Funding Proposal

On Friday 3/13, we submitted a large-scale funding proposal to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $5M GIFT VII Community Leadership Grant. It took months of work and help from an army of local leaders to prepare. Three days later we quietly went home to deal with the developing crisis.   As luck would have it, we just  … Read more

A Rapid Relief Fund Gift that Will Outlive the Crisis

It has been so heartening to see the different ways our community has taken care of each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County has certainly done their part. Now, thanks to you, their impact will grow.   Even while their building and programs have been closed, the Boys  … Read more

Scholarships Update

Students, the wait is almost over. By mid-May scholarship award info will be arriving via email and postal mail with important additional instructions. Thanks for your patience! 5/12/2020: Recipients, please fill out this VERY short questionnaire and upload your photo. Your response is due by 5/22 to receive your scholarship.

Rapid Relief Grant Awarded to Aid Rush County Economic Recovery Taskforce

Your gifts are working hard again to help our community win the fight against this pandemic. The third Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund grant from the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) has been awarded to the City of Rushville to support the county-wide Economic Recovery Taskforce efforts. The money, $4,160, is being used  … Read more