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REC Center Update #2: Revised Floorplan and More

RECE Center Updated, In-progress Floorplan

We can’t thank you enough for your support, enthusiasm and patience as the REC Center project gets off the ground. This is a massive undertaking and one worth doing the right way. It’s important to remember that this project is just six months old but has so much momentum. While you may not be able  … Read more

2021 Scholarship Recipients

RCCF 2021 Scholarship Recipients - Congratulations!

We awarded more than $216,000 in scholarships to 61 students pursuing higher education this upcoming school year. “Thank you to all the donors who have made these scholarships possible,” said Alisa Winters, Community Foundation Executive Director. “We had a great pool of applicants this year and are pleased to support these students as they pursue  … Read more

30th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Answers

Thanks for playing along with our 30th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt of RCCF funded projects! How many did you get right?   Congratulations to our winners! Janet Bolan Paula King Christine Weaver

CIRCLe Fund Applications Due 7/15

CIRCLe Fund

RCCF’s CIRCLe Fund (Chicks Impacting Rush County Life) was founded when six friends with a passion for their community put their heads, hearts and wallets together to create a meaningful impact.   Since 2013, nearly 80 Chicks have awarded more than $88,000 to grantees including: M.o.R.E. for Kids, Rush AIC Recovery Housing, Inc. and the  … Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of RCCF

In 1991 you might have been driving your Honda Accord to the mall to pick up a copy of Katharine Hepburns’s Me: Stories of My Life and then to catch a matinee of Silence of the Lambs. Or maybe you were in your bedroom making a mix tape of Boyz II Men, M.C. Hammer and  … Read more

Your Generosity is Paying Off – and Out!

In late 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. offered its latest GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) incentive, and you rose to the occasion. Your donations of $250,000 to Community Grants funds earned a match of $500,000.   Your generosity is paying off – and paying out – in a BIG way! Those endowed funds are now  … Read more

Help Select an Amazing Teacher from Rush County!

Honor an amazing local teacher!

The Rush County Community Foundation was selected to assist in the search for an “Amazing Teacher” in Rush County.   A new Indiana PBS series called Amazing Teachers is beginning production. One teacher from each of the 92 Indiana counties will be featured. Each episode will feature two teachers each from a different county. With  … Read more

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: 30 Years of RCCF + You

In 1991, gas was $.79/gallon. Katharine Hepburn’s Me: Stories of My Life topped the best sellers and “Silence of Lambs” was big at the box office. Sales of salsa overtook ketchup for the first time. President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. And RCCF was founded with assets of $85,000. JOIN THE VIRTUAL  … Read more

New First5 Fund Supports Our Youngest Residents

First5. Know early. Grow early.

Did you know that 90% of brain development happens in the first five years of life? This is the most important time for children in determining future success. It’s one of many reasons this is an issue to wrap around as a community.   Providing early learning, a high-quality, interactive daycare experience, to infants and  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: Denise Hoeing

Meet Denise Hoeing

When we asked Denise Hoeing, new RCCF Board Member, to share a little about her life, she began by telling us she was born at Rush Memorial Hospital. Not just that she’s from Rush County, or even a specific town. But that’s not so surprising when you learn more about her.   Denise grew up  … Read more