Field of Interest Grant Deadline March 1st

Field of Interest Grant applications for the Rush County Community Foundation’s Boy Scouts of America Fund, Rush County Parks Fund, Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund, and Youth in Philanthropy Fund are due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The intent of the Boys Scouts of America Fund is to provide financial support to the Rush County Boy Scouts, particularly to support attending scout camp or provide necessary supplies for a scouting organization.  Preference is given to those needing help to go to camp. 

The Rush County Parks Fund is to assist any Rush County park facility fund projects or programs which are not ordinarily funded by City or County governments. Specifically, grants are made to support projects or programs that will enhance the park system throughout Rush County to better serve its residents.

The Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund is distributed annually to promote soccer in Rush County. This grant could be used to send a delegate to a soccer camp, to improve soccer facilities, to promote sportsmanship, to train adult leaders, to provide monies for training youth in soccer skills, or to serve as a conduit for those interested in helping support youth soccer.

Created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to our next generation of community leaders, the Youth in Philanthropy [YIP] Fund makes grants to youth-lead service projects and youth organizations in Rush County. Any youth involved with a non-profit organization in Rush County who has a philanthropic project or service idea to benefit Rush County or Rush County residents is encouraged to apply. This application is to be completed by the youth and overseen by their adult leader.

Applications are available at the RCCF office at 117 N Main St., or on the RCCF website: Applications should be turned into 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 (765) 938-1177 or emailed to

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.

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