Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

Since 1990, the Richmond Community Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships. We play a supporting role – quite literally – in making Richmond a healthy, vibrant, resilient community. Through our grants, we support local non-profit organizations in a wide range of fields, from arts and culture to social services to healthcare, and everything in between. Meanwhile, our scholarships support Richmond students, so they can achieve their educational goals. But that's enough about us. Below, you'll find all the information you need to apply for a grant or scholarship, so we'll leave you to it. Best of luck, and we look forward to receiving your application.
  • Community Grants
  • Jump Start Grants

    Jump Start Grants, available for up to $5,000, are for creative projects that don’t yet have funding sources.

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  • Impact Grants

    These grants, issued in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, are to support projects that will have a broad community impact. We’re looking for initiatives that will benefit all of Richmond, and a lot of people.

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  • Collaboration Grants

    Two collaboration grants, for $2,500 and $1,000, are available to support organizations as they explore collaborative opportunities.

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  • Scholarships
  • High School Scholarships

    Available to Richmond students who are entering a post-secondary institution directly after high school, as well as those who have taken a year off before beginning their post-secondary studies.

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  • Ethel Tibbits Scholarship

    Initially established by The Richmond Review, this scholarship is awarded annually to Richmond women seeking to upgrade their education or job skills, so they can better support their families.

    Eligibility & Application
    DEADLINE
    May 25, 2018
  • Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship

    Established by the Sipko family for those wishing to pursue a career in the profession of dentistry.

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  • Phyllis Taylor Scholarship

    The Phyllis Taylor Scholarship is available to students who are furthering their education in the fields of music or performing arts. Scholarships up to the value of $5,000 may be awarded annually.

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