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RCCF Birthday Celebration

What organization has community grant funds which provide support to the community at-large through competitive grant disbursement and have, because of their flexibility, impacted 112 nonprofit organizations serving Rush County through $1.1 million in grants since the first award in 1994? What organization has given $1.2 million in post-secondary education funding to Rush County students?  … Read more

Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund Established

When determining how to best preserve their parents’ legacy, Carol Stagg and Marsha (Stagg) Haley decided it was only appropriate that they begin a named fund in their memory at the Rush County Community Foundation.  After their father’s recent passing, Carol and Marsha established the “Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund  … Read more

“All is Well” Community Fund Established

Greg and Jennifer Krodel recently established the “All is Well” Community Fund, an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) that supports the community grants program.   As founders of the Joan L. McLaughlin Memorial Fund, Greg and Jennifer recognize the impact of charitable giving through the Foundation.  Their scholarship (established in  … Read more

RCHS Class of 1969 Fund Established

Representing the RCHS Class of 1969, Jennifer (Harcourt) Buchanan, Michael and Susan (Schneider) Howard, and Steve and Lynda (Curtis) Solimine, established the “RCHS Class of 1969 Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. As their 50th class reunion approaches, the first consolidated class graduating from Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) decided  … Read more

$15,000 Grant Application Deadline Approaching!

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $15,000 impact grant to an organization serving Rush County and 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 17, 2019.  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Membership Deadline Approaching

If you are interested in becoming a member, or renewing your membership of this circle of women working together to improve life in Rush County, you have until February 28th to join and be a participant in the selection of the 2019 grant. The group is now collecting $300 annual membership contributions. CIRCLe members will  … Read more

Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund

Established by Shane’s family as a memorial for Shane’s love of soccer, proceeds from the Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund are distributed annually to promote soccer in Rush County. This grant could be used to send a delegate to a soccer camp, to improve soccer facilities, to promote sportsmanship, to train adult leaders, to provide  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Fund

Every year since 2005, a group of Rush County students have joined together to grant funds to student-led organizations serving Rush County. Rush County philanthropists Rick and Betsy Williams started the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Fund to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to our next generation of community leaders. The Youth in Philanthropy [YIP]  … Read more

Rushville Parks Fund

The parks and trails of Rushville are some of the busiest areas of the city.  A Field of Interest Grant from the Rush County Community Foundation is available to help support them.  Established by the Rushville Parks and Recreation Director in 1995, the Parks Fund assists any Rush County park facility fund projects or programs  … Read more

Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund

Rush County youth have always been fortunate to have a loyal group of Boys Scouts of America leaders.  These Scout leaders have provided many scouting opportunities which have allowed the youth of Rush County to grow and learn.  The Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund, set up with the Rush County Community Foundation, was  … Read more