News & Events

New Executive Director Hired

Welcome, Chris!

After a thorough search, we’re excited to announce that we have found our next executive director. Please join us in welcoming Chris May to RCCF!   Chris comes to us as the successful long-time Executive Director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a 2000 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School with fond  … Read more

2022 Impact Update: Postcard #2

Download a pdf of the postcard. PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHRIS MAY! Chris comes to us as the successful long-time Executive Director of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a 2000 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School with fond memories of his time in band and 4-H and  … Read more

A Look Back at the Wins of 2022


Opportunities that pitted our assets against our community’s challenges defined 2022. We were up to the contest because of our excellent team, headed by you – our generous supporters. Take a look back at what we’ve accomplished together to enhance life for all in Rush County. We are in this to win and making real  … Read more

Grantee Update: Benjamin Rush Middle School

2022 Grant Recipient $3884:  Rita Yager Memorial Ag Grant Fund ($1400)/Rush County Ag Fund ($365.37)/Rush County Education Fund ($503.94)/Rush to Action Fund ($1400) Submitted by: Shantel Cartwright, 8th Grade Benjamin Rush Middle School FACS (Family and Consumer Science) Teacher On October 13th, 2022, the BRMS 8th grade participated in a Career Day and Farm2Table experience  … Read more

QCDs Can Make a Big Impact

If you’re 70½ or older with an IRA, you can make a big difference for your community – and your taxes – with a QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution). When you ask your financial advisor to make a gift directly to RCCF, it is not counted as taxable income. Plus, if you are 72 or older,  … Read more

Kelby Roberts is the 2023 Rush County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Pictured: Keith Perin, RCCF Board President; Kristie Amos, RCCF Program Officer; Jessica Roberts; Kelby Roberts 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient; Ryan Roberts; Karen Brashaber, RCCF Board Vice President; Gerald Mohr, RCCF Interim Executive Director The Rush County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Rush  … Read more

REC Center Update #5: Construction Costs Funded

Rush County residents have dreamed of a community center for decades. Timing and circumstances never seemed to align. Until now. With construction costs fully funded, the REC Center is happening. Construction will begin in the 2023 with a completion date expected in the second half of 2024.   To recap, the REC Center (Recreation, Education,  … Read more

Surprise Grants for Three Organizations

Rush County’s nonprofits care for our community’s needs day in and day out. Whether it’s building self-esteem in youth, connecting dogs and cats to their furever homes, or making sure technology and training to navigate today’s digital world are available to all – they enhance our lives.   To kick off the giving season and  … Read more

Executive Director Position Open

RCCF Serving donors, awarding grants and scholarships, providing leadership

Executive Director, Rush County Community Foundation (Rushville, IN) – Since 1991, the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) has been a faithful steward and effective conduit for charitable giving. The foundation works with donors to create funds that reflect donors’ charitable goals. These generous givers, past and present, have enabled the foundation to provide financial support  … Read more

CBAP Update

Community Based Action Planning Projects Update

Efforts by the Community Based Action Planning (CBAP) committees continue to address some of the most pressing and requested needs of Rush County residents. New partnerships and friendships are forming. Ideas are springing to life. These volunteers are getting things done! Read more updates.   Projects Update: Mental Health: All 7th and 8th grade students  … Read more