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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

Milroy Food Pantry Receives $5,000 Rapid Relief Grant

Your generosity keeps making a BIG difference! The Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund has donated $5,000 to the Milroy Food Pantry. On Monday alone, 125 families received pre-packaged food parcels with eggs, produce, canned and baked goods, cereal, peanut butter and jelly and more – in just two hours! This group functions as  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Deadline Approaching

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $16,500 impact grant to an organization serving Rush County residents. The CIRCLe is interested in innovative programs or projects that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.   Applications are  … Read more

RCCA Receives First Rapid Relief Grant

Through the generosity of RCCF donors, the Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry (RCCA) received $5,000 from the Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief Fund. This is the first grant made from the fund.   RCCA is an all-volunteer run organization that continues to adapt and to operate during this critical time for the Rush  … Read more

Letter from Alisa: Our Response to These Times

  April 8, 2020   Dear Friends, Much has changed in our lives in just a few weeks.  Not long ago most of us had barely heard of the Coronavirus or thought of it as an illness affecting people in another country far away.  Today we are self-isolating and social distancing—words and actions we have  … Read more

RCCF Grants $50,000 to RMH

Pictured left to right: Dr. Daas, Alisa Winters (RCCF Executive Director), Brad Smith (RMH CEO), Carrie Tressler (RMH VP of Nursing), Alle Lilly (RMH Foundation Executive Director)   When a world-wide crisis hits close to home, it becomes necessary to take all precautions and make every preparation to ensure our community thrives. The Rush County  … Read more