Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $34,550.00 to benefit four excellent community projects and organizations. This is the last of the year’s two Community Grant cycles in which non-profit organizations doing charitable work in Rush County can apply for funding.

The Foundation’s unrestricted endowment funds and several field of interest funds make these grants possible. The following funds have supported the most recent distribution to important causes within and for our community:

  • Laura May and Howard H. Brown Memorial Fund
  • Kenneth and Kathleen Dean Fund
  • Helen and Jim Ewing Fund
  • H. N. “Doc” and Thelma P. Jaggers Fund
  • Wayne L. and Evelyn J. Miller Community Fund
  • Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund
  • Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund
  • Martha Perin Community Fund
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred Fund
  • Rush County Community Fund
  • Pat and Martha Todd Charitable Fund

Rush County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Cycle II Community Grants. Congratulations to the following organizations:


  • Rush County Youth Group Workcamp will utilize funds to purchase lumber, paint, building materials and supplies to repair owner-occupied homes of low income, elderly, and disabled people of Rush County.
  • Suicide Prevention Across Rush County (SPARC) will establish Project STOP, a pilot program to provide patients at-risk for suicide with cable gun locks and medication safes in all healthcare settings across Rush County to reduce access to lethal means and save lives. These items would be provided at no cost.
  • Rush County Victim’s Assistance (RCVA Phoenix House) will replace the existing wood decking & steps with a cement porch & steps and an ADA accessible ramp as well as install safety railings & build a protective roof over porch/steps.
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana:  With the expansion of the mobile food pantry operation, Gleaners has served more than 6,360 people through the first nine months of the year.  At least 27% have been senior citizens.  In addition, the quality of food and fresh produce has increased, and Gleaners will utilize funding to help partially operate the Spring of 2019 Rush County Mobile Pantry Program budget.

You can make a difference in Rush County by contributing to the funds that support the Community Grants Program! If you are interested in learning more or applying to these funds, please contact RCCF for additional information.


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, not only today, but for our future generations. Visit the RCCF office at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173, call 765-938-1177, or browse


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