News & Events

Grantee Update: Carthage Lions Club

It had been 24 years since Carthage last updated their gateway signs. Aren’t they beautiful?!   “Carthage Lions Club appreciates Rush County Community Foundation/Ercell Bever Jr. Memorial Fund Grant in making this project a possibility. Ercell was a long time member of Carthage Lions and 16 years after his passing, he is still serving!  We  … Read more

Grantee Update: Boys & Girls Club of Rush County

2020 CIRCLe Fund Grant Recipient: $16,500 Submitted by: Jon York, CEO The Boys & Girls Club of Rush County has a thriving Technology Center thanks to the CIRCLe Fund. The grant in the amount of $16,500 allowed the Club to refresh existing space, purchase computer science curriculum and provide members with the equipment needed to  … Read more

Rush County Community Events Calendar

Have you noticed that it’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Let’s change that.   Have a public event or fundraiser to submit? Please click here.    Please contact the organizer for any questions and to check for the current status of an event.  … Read more

2022 Impact Update: Postcard #1

Download a pdf of the postcard. Through the power of endowment, your gifts to RCCF grow over time while making grants to accomplish good work now, and for years to come. Whether it’s $500,000 or $5, your impact will last forever. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do  … Read more

2022 Field of Interest and Education Funds Applications Due 9/1

When donors create a fund to support a specific cause, it is referred to as a field of interest fund. RCCF’s field of interest grants are awarded each fall to nonprofits and teachers for projects with a focus on several areas including: autism, education, agriculture, music and sports. Many of these funds are a great  … Read more

Grantee Update: Carthage Volunteer Fire Department

2021 Cycle II Community Funds Grant Recipient: $3,727.95 Submitted by: Virgil Bremer At the end of 2020 the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department decided that it was going to increase our response capabilities to include grain bin rescue capabilities. After a detailed risk analysis it was determined that rope rescue equipment would be a requirement to  … Read more

Be a Part of History: Get a Bicentennial Postal Cancellation

Want a unique way to celebrate and remember Rush County’s Bicentennial? Get a special postal cancellation on 9/17/2022.    What’s a postal cancellation you might be wondering? When you send mail with a postage stamp, the Post Office marks over it with the location and date received, also known as a postmark. Rushville’s post office  … Read more

Grantee Update: The Open Resource

2021 Cycle I Community Funds Grant Recipient: $16,190 Submitted by: Ron Shields, Digital Navigator Success in implementing Rush County Broadband Task Force’s Digital Inclusion Plan has taken several different forms. With help from the community, specifically a grant from the Rush County Community Foundation, The Open Resource established a Digital Navigator project in 2021. This  … Read more