News & Events


Shares, Inc. Establishes Endowment

Any successful financial advisor or farmer will tell you not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Diversify your investments and your crops to minimize risk and maximize return. Savvy nonprofits with an eye on the future realize this as well.   RCCF is equipped to help nonprofits prepare for financial sustainability with  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Awards 2020 Grant

RCCF’s CIRCLe Fund (Chicks Impacting Rush County Life) offers women the chance to combine their resources and make a large grant each year to a transformative project. The competitive awards enable nonprofits to provide innovativeprograms that respond to the needs of the people of Rush County. Past grantees include: The Rushville Parks Department’s futsal court, Rush  … Read more

Application Is Open for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

It’s that time of year – the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) application is now open! This award is an amazing opportunity for a Rush County student, providing full tuition for four years of undergraduate study to any public or private Indiana college or university and $900 per year for books. Read more about the  … Read more

Fall Grant Cycle is Open

The Fall Grant deadline is September 1st for the Community Grant program and for the following field-of-interest grants. Find applications and eligibility requirements.  If you are unable to download an application, please contact us at (765)938-1177 or info@rushcountyfoundation.org. Community Grant Program (application)– The Fall Cycle 2 of the RCCF Community Grant Program is open and  … Read more

Grants Available for Schools

Two RCCF education funds are open for applications. The deadline to apply is 9/1/2020. The Kenneth and Charlotte Brashaber Teacher Enhancement Award: $2200 available for an RCHS teacher to develope innovative curriculum inside or outside the classroom OR further their own education. RCCF Education Fund: $3890 available to teachers, students, adminstrator, and volunteer parents for  … Read more

We’re Hoping the Time is Right.

Keep your fingers crossed.

In the fall of 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the latest installment of their “Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow” initiative, GIFT VII. As you know, it included receiving a matching grant of $500,000, which you made possible by donating $250,000 toward our Community Grants funds. Read all about GIFT VII.   What you may not  … Read more

Behind the Scenes

Our doors may be closed but we're still open for you.

In the best interest of our donors, volunteers, visitors and staff, our office will remain closed. This has been a really hard decision; we miss you! But we feel it’s the most responsible one we can make to do our part to keep our community safe and well.   We’re always just a phone call  … Read more

Rapid Relief Fund Update

Your gifts to the Rush to Help: COVID-19 Rapid Relief fund have supported the varied needs of our community – thank you! Read full stories about each grant.

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

COMMUNITY

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