Foundation / Corporation
Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF)
Grants to Rush County, Indiana nonprofit organizations to promote music enjoyment and participation for the local community, with an emphasis on encouraging adults to engage with music. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent at least 15 days prior to the deadline.
This grant may be used to help bring a concert performance to Rush County, to help support local music groups, for a music teacher to attend a music education workshop, or to bring a music related program to an elementary school or middle school.
The Foundation generally favors grant requests which:
-Impact a substantial number of people in the community
-Propose practical solutions to current problems or address a current community interest
-Are preventative rather than remedial in nature
-Examine and address underlying causes of local needs
-Encourage cooperation and elimination of duplicate services
-Stimulate volunteer involvement
GrantWatch ID#: 182780
As a general rule, the Foundation does not make grants from unrestricted funds for multi-year grants or repeat funding.
The Foundation welcomes grant applications from any nonprofit organization which benefits Rush County, or its citizens.
The Foundation generally favors requests that are from established agencies tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code
RCCF recognizes that other types of exempt organizations also exist to benefit the community, like youth athletic groups, civic groups, and others. In rare instances, the Foundation may give grants to these types of organizations if the funds will be used for a charitable purpose. If you feel that your agency qualifies and could use assistance, please contact the Foundation’s office. The Foundation will pay vendor-direct if non 501(c)(3) agencies receive funds for project expenses.
Grants will not be made to high school programs or to high school students.
As a general rule, the Foundation does not make grants from unrestricted funds for the following:
-Ongoing operating expenses or annual fundraising drives
-Existing obligations, debt reduction or building campaigns
-Individuals or travel expenses
-Multi-year grants or repeat funding
-Advocacy or political purposes
-Religious or sectarian purposes
-Loans or endowments
The Rush County Community Foundation does not discriminate in matters of age, race, religion, sex or native origin and expects that grant applicant observe like standards.
The deadline to apply is September 1. If this deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application is due the next business day.
Grant seekers for unrestricted funds must submit a Letter of Intent via email 15 days before the deadline and before submitting a grant application.
A staff member from the RCCF will notify you if your request is accepted or declined. If accepted, your next step is to complete the grant application.
Once the application and required documentation and copies have been submitted, a RCCF staff member will contact you to set up a time for your presentation to the Grants Committee.
Your 15-minute presentation provides an opportunity to showcase your program and request. The Grants Committee may ask questions to better understand the impact of your application.
After the Grants Committee reviews all applications and interviews, a recommendation is made to the RCCF Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors has a final vote to determine the applicants funded.
After the monthly Board of Directors meeting, a member of the RCCF staff will notify all applicants of the decision.
Eligibility and Guidelines:
How to Apply:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Rush County Community Foundation
117 N. Main St.
Rushville, IN 46173
USA: Indiana: Rush County