CIRCLe Fund Deadline Approaching

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $16,500 impact grant to an organization serving 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 15, 2020.


Applications are available here. If you are unable to download it, please call (765) 938-1177. Completed applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at the RCCF office. To be eligible to apply organizations must be located in or provide service to residents within Rush County, Indiana. Generally grants will be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) charities. Questions concerning the grant application should be directed to Cindy Taff (765) 932-2872.


The 2019 CIRCLe Fund grant recipient was the City of Rushville Parks and Recreation Department. After researching the popularity of the soccer-like sport known as “Futsal,” the Parks Department developed a plan to revitalize an unused space to create a court and to develop a program for youth and adults to enjoy. The asphalt pad north of the basketball courts in South Veterans Memorial Park was repurposed and turned into an award-winning, permanent, year-round Futsal court. After its dedication in October of 2019, the court was in use as one of the first Urban Futsal Courts in our 20-city area. In February of this year the Indiana Soccer Association recognized the City of Rushville Parks and Recreation Department for the development of their Futsal court. This project was made possible by the CIRCLe Fund membership and they are thrilled with its success.


Meeting the philanthropic needs of Rush County since 1991, The Rush County Community Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity established to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County, Indiana, not only today, but for our future generations. The CIRCLe Fund – Chicks Improving Rush County Life, provides female donors an opportunity to promote and support programs that make a meaningful impact on Rush

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