RCCF Community Grants Awarded!

The Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF] has just awarded four grants totaling $19,885.00 to benefit four 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
  • 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 2017 Cycle I Community Grants. Congratulations to the following organizations:

  • Rushville Township Volunteer Fire Department. RCCF has fully funded the volunteer fire department’s grant request for an emergency backup generator. This generator will maintain the electrical bay-door openers for dispatch during a power outage and will enable the station to be an emergency shelter in times of disaster or crisis.
  • RCHS Broadcasting. RCCF has fully funded RCHS Broadcasting’s grant request for broadcasting equipment. RCHS Broadcasting teacher Sydnee Toschlog-Jobe requested funds to purchase Comcast broadcasting equipment to fulfill public access television requirements so they can launch a public access channel in Rush County. This grant will enable RCHS students to produce and broadcast local news including games and events at the high school, city and county meetings, and human interest stories. To see a glimpse of this local news before the channel is up and running please visit youtube.com/user/RushTVNews.
  • SAWs (Servants at Work, Inc.). RCCF has fully funded SAWs’ grant request for wheelchair ramp materials. SAWs builds wheelchair ramps for housebound residents throughout Indiana. This grant will support their efforts in Rush County specifically. To learn more about SAWs or to apply for a ramp please visit sawsramps.org or call 317-844-7664.
  • Rush County Genealogical Society [RCGS]. RCCF has fully funded RCGS’s grant request to film six Rush County cemeteries/historical sites. These short films will help preserve Rush County history and heritage for generations to come. Once produced, they will be made available to classrooms throughout the county and posted on the internet for public access. To see other videos on Rush County please visit historyinyourownbackyard.com/indiana/rush-county. As these six films are completed they also will be posted to this site.

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. 2017 Cycle II Community Grant letters of intent are due September 1st.

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 www.rushcountyfoundation.org.


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