Rushville Republican

December 14, 2012

RCCF announces Cycle III, 2012 Community Grants awarded

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Board of Directors of the Rush County Community Foundation is very pleased to announce their Cycle III 2012 Community Grants awarded from the unrestricted funds endowed at the Foundation. This is the last of three annual cycles in which Rush County non-profit organizations can apply for funding for their projects in 2012. The next grant cycle for non-profit organizations wishing to apply for will be the Cycle I, 2013 grant cycle whose deadline for application will be at 4 p.m., Feb. 15, 2013.

These grants are made possible through the generosity of the founding contributors and donors of the following unrestricted funds endowed with the Foundation:

Laura May & Howard H. Brown Memorial Fund

H. N. (Doc) Thelma Jaggers Fund

Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund

Pioneer Hi-Bred Fund

Rush County Community Fund

George Patrick “Pat” Todd Memorial Fund

The following organizations received grants from the Cycle III, 2012 process:

Changing Footprints - to assist with purchase of two heavy duty washers to be installed in their warehouse for use in washing used shoes before their distribution.

Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department – to assist with the purchase of the Team Rescue Package related to their Grain Entrapment/Confined Space Rescue Initiative.

Gleaners Food Bank - toward the cost of providing BackSacks to Rush County students participating in the Nutrition Clubs at local elementary schools.

Thanks to the generous financial support of the Rush County community, the Rush County Community Foundation has now awarded more than 250 Community Fund grants to organizations throughout Rush County. These grants have totaled more than $755,000 since the first grant was awarded in 1994. If you are interested in learning about the grant process or would like an application, please stop by the Foundation office at 117 N. Main in Rushville of call the office at 765-938-1177.

Meeting the philanthropic needs of Rush County since 1991, The Rush County Community Foundation, Inc., the Foundation of Rush County’s future, 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. For more information please visit or contact Garry Cooley, executive director, or Terry VanNatta, assistant executive director and chief financial officer, at their office at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173, or call them at (765) 938-1177.

– Rushville Republican