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Thank you for your input!

We have a big opportunity in front of us. With $100,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. and guidance from Ball State, we’ve been asking you what could we do together to make a positive change for Rush County. Your answers are well-thought out and truly intriguing – both serious and whimsical, but always full of love  … Read more

Share your opinion!

Could you please do us a favor? Just answer a single question. What is something we can address or advance together to make a positive change in our community?  

Catherine “Katie” Brashaber Continuing Education Fund Established

The Catherine “Katie” Brashaber Continuing Education Fund is the newest fund established at the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF). A family’s personal decision to memorialize a loved one in this way is a gracious act to support their community. Their stories connect their love to their desire to do good and create a legacy that  … Read more

Fall Grant Applications Due 9/1

2021 Fall Grant Applications Due 9/1

RCCF’s Fall Grant deadline is September 1st for the Community Grant program and for the following field-of-interest grants:   ● Community Grant Program – The Fall Cycle 2 of the RCCF Community Grant Program is open and will award competitive grants to local nonprofits. To begin the application process, submit a one page letter of  … Read more

Impact Update: Postcard #1

Could you please do us a favor? It’s easy. Just answer a single question. What is something we can address or advance together to make a positive change in our community? We know you love Rush County. Who better to help with Community Based Action Planning (CBAP), than YOU?! CBAP is a people-focused, placed-based approach  … Read more

30th Anniversary Celebration Wrap-up

Celebrating 30 years

RCCF was born out of a window of opportunity three decades ago. When Lilly Endowment Inc.’s first Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) challenge was offered, Rick Levi, Paul Barada and Danny Earnest seized the opportunity. RCCF was formed on May 21, 1991.   Since then, making the most of windows of opportunity has become  … Read more

30th Anniversary Celebration Photo Album

Celebrating 30 years

When you throw a party, there are always a few butterflies. How many guests will show up? Will there be enough food? What about all those red blobs on the radar?   Of course, you showed up, just like always. Judging by the smiles and laughter filling – and overflowing – the room, you had  … Read more

Meet RCCF Intern: Riley Sheehan

For the past three summers, we’ve been fortunate enough to have an ace up our sleeve – intern, Riley Sheehan, through support from Lilly Endowment Inc. While Riley herself tends to stay behind the scenes, her work in support of RCCF and our community is front and center.   Riley is a hometown girl, born  … Read more

Molly Spaeth Fund for Transformation and Well-Being Established

The family of Molly Kay Spaeth has established a fund at the Rush County Community Foundation in her memory. “The Molly Spaeth Fund for Transformation and Well-Being was created with the mission that the funds would remain in Rush County and support diverse service organizations and programs,” shared Toni Schultz, Molly’s sister.   It will  … Read more

2021 Cycle I Grantees Announced

Coming out of more than a year of the pandemic has made many of us realize how valuable arts and cultural experiences, Internet access and its navigation and public spaces like libraries truly are to our sense of community and well-being. Thanks to your generous gifts to Community Grants funds, the 2021 Cycle I grantees  … Read more