RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded three grants totaling $17,030.00 to benefit three excellent community projects and organizations. This is the first 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
  • Richard S. Earnest Diabetes Community Fund
  • Helen and Jim Ewing Fund
  • H. N. “Doc” and Thelma P. Jaggers Fund
  • Phyllis and Charles Kingery Memorial 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 I Community Grants. Congratulations to the following organizations:


  • Rush County Community Assistance/Food Pantry [RCCA]. RCCF has fully funded RCCA’s Food Pantry grant request for the enhanced milk program for the children and the elderly. This grant will provide RCCA Food Pantry the opportunity to continue their Healthy Eating agenda.


  • East Hill Cemetery Company. RCCF has partially funded East Hill Cemetery Company’s grant request for repairing and restoring historical monuments in sections 1 and 8.


  • Shares, Inc. RCCF has fully funded Shares’ grant request for the Rush County Music Therapy Project. This grant will provide approximately 68 hours of music therapy training to staff and participants to improve the physical, psychological, and the social well-being of individuals with disabilities.


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. 2018 Cycle II Community Grant letters of intent are due September 4th.

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