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

Applications Due for Education, Ag, Community Grants & More!

The Rush County Community Foundation’s [RCCF] Fall Grant deadline is September 4th for the Community Grants program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Applications are available at the RCCF office or on the RCCF website.   Community Grant Program – The RCCF Community Grant Program awards competitive grants in two cycles each year. To begin  … Read more

Field of Interest Funds Will Grant $30,000 in 2018

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for funding for specific programs, projects, or needs may have the opportunity to be considered for one of the Rush County Community Foundation’s Field of Interest grant fund disbursements.   The Rush County Community Foundation is home to 15 Field of Interest funds: permanent endowment funds established to benefit a specific  … Read more

The “Community” of our Foundation

Special events in Rush County are reminders of the exceptional community we get to call “home”.  The Rush County Fair, concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater, the weekly Farmers Market, parades, athletic events, and class reunions all bring the word “community” to life.  While the events in themselves are wonderful, it’s the (re)union of friends, neighbors,  … Read more

RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded three grants totaling $17,030.00 to benefit three excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first 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

Foundation Fact Friday: Fair Week and the Foundation

The smell of elephant ears and corndogs, the last minute rush of 4-Hers (and parents!), and a heightened sense of excitement will fill the air in the approaching week.  Summer has officially arrived in Rush County:  fair week is here!   The Rush County Community Foundation loves fair week in our community as much as  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: You Can Give to RCCF Without Giving a Penny!

A concern sometimes expressed by donors or prospective donors to the Rush County Community Foundation is that they don’t have “enough” to give to make a difference.  Our response is quick and simple:  no donation amount is too small!  Any donated amount, when permanently invested and pooled with the contributions from others, makes a powerful  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Riverside Park and RCCF

Attending concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater is a summer tradition loved by our community since 2005.  Each summer, the crowds pour in from Rush County and neighboring communities, eager to enjoy a great show in a fun, friendly atmosphere.  The Rush County Community Foundation is proud to state that we’ve played a role in making  … Read more

RCCF Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 14, 2018 the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] hosted their annual Scholarship Celebration and distributed 113 scholarship awards to 66 students. These scholarships were awarded from 70 RCCF scholarship funds and from the Lilly Endowment which funds the Rush County Lilly Scholar award. An enthusiastic group of 200 fund donors, scholarship recipients,  … Read more