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A Gift from Your RMD Can Benefit You Today and Rush County Forever

If you are age 72 or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. An RMD is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from an employer-sponsored retirement plan, traditional IRA, SEP (Simplified Employee Pension Plan), or SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) IRA by owners  … Read more

CBAP Update: Report and Rush to Action Fund

Community Based Action Planning

“Be the change you want to see in the world,” is a quote most of us are familiar with. It’s wise advice to anyone looking to make their community better. That’s exactly what happened during the Community Based Action Planning (CBAP) sessions in early October.   A group of folks from teens to seniors (referred  … Read more

2021 Thanksgiving Meals

2021 Thanksgiving Meals

Thank you to Caring for Rush County for compiling this list! Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty- Hancock County 4 H building, Thursday November 25th from 11:00am-3:00pm | Carry out meals only, served via drive-thru. | Meal or grocery deliveries can be scheduled by calling 317-335-7590. Fayette County Biker Church- Drive up meals, Tuesday November 23rd  … Read more

Get To Know RCCF: Part 1 What is a Community Foundation?

RCCF Serving donors, awarding grants and scholarships, providing leadership

This is Community Foundation Week – the perfect opportunity to kick-off this series to get to know the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) by explaining our mission and roles in the community.   Community Foundation 101 Let’s start with the basics. What is a community foundation? The official definition says, “a tax-exempt, publicly-funded nonprofit with  … Read more

My Special Opportunity

by Alisa Winters, Executive Director   At the end of 2020, I learned that I was selected as one of 24 participants in the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance’s (IPA) inaugural John Mutz Philanthropic Institute. Throughout the past year I enjoyed meeting monthly with philanthropic leaders from throughout the state learning and building meaningful relationships.   The  … Read more

Fall in Rush County

It’s no secret that we live in such a beautiful area. If you weren’t able to experience all of the season’s glory in person, take a peek at some moments we were able to capture. Happy Fall! How lucky are we to live here?! ❤ — Rush Co Foundation (@GiveINRush) November 10, 2021    … Read more

2021 Field of Interest Fund Grants Total Nearly $30,000

Fall is undoubtedly a busy time of year in Rush County. Farmers are harvesting their fields. At the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF), we’re working our own fields – Field of Interest Funds that is!   When a donor is passionate about a certain cause, she might start a fund to support organization or projects  … Read more

More Than $60,000 Awarded in 2021 Cycle II Grants

RCCF 2021 Cycle II Community Grants $60,737.93

Often a nonprofit’s success in funding a specific need relies on whether it receives a grant award. It can be a nerve-wracking situation for the those involved when they are competing with other organizations for the same pot of money.   We are pleased to announce that all of the Cycle II applicants received funding  … Read more

Grantee Spotlight: The Open Resource

The Open Resource just might be the best kept secret in Rush County. That’s unfortunate because they have so much to offer our community with the FREE services provided by their new digital navigator program.   Have you ever needed help setting up a new laptop? Or wanted to learn how to use Microsoft Office?  … Read more