Foundation Fact Friday

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

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

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

Foundation Fact Friday: Education-Specific Funds Provide Opportunities for Rush County Youth and Rush County Educators

Another great school year has concluded, allowing many of us a moment to pause and reflect on the past nine months.  At the Rush County Community Foundation, we’ve just concluded our busy scholarship season and proudly watched another class of exceptional students emerge from our school system.  Aside from awarding scholarships from our scholarship funds,  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Planning a Gift Now, for the Future

As May concludes, our local farmers are busy in the fields and gardeners are preparing their garden for a fruitful season.  Spring serves as an opportunity for us to plant a seed for a future harvest.  While “planting a seed” can be taken literally, it’s also a term used within the charitable community.  Donors wishing  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Getting Better with Age

Next week, on May 21st, the Rush County Community Foundation will celebrate its 27th birthday!  Like any birthday, this date provides us with the opportunity to both reflect and look ahead.  Today’s Foundation Fact Friday celebrates the years, and all of the inputs, that have lead us to another birthday.   When three visionary Rush  … Read more