Richmond Community Foundation
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 $6 million in 60 Forever Funds, returning, on average, CPI plus 4%.
Between 2020 and 2022, the Foundation distributed $656,000 in grants, scholarships, charitable disbursements, and Emergency Community Support Funds.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.

Richmond Community Foundation

For Community. Forever.


RCF Logo

First things first: why does RCRG's website have a section devoted to the Richmond Community Foundation? Well, since 2013, our organizations have been collaborative partners. We work together to strengthen Richmond's charitable sector. As part of the collaboration, we decided to combine our websites. (Also, we got slick matching logos!)

So really, this "section" of the site is a lot more than just a section. It's the Community Foundation's online home - a place where you can learn about the Foundation's work, contribute to a forever fund, or apply for a grant or scholarship. 

With that out of the way, we'll let the Community Foundation take it from here. 

About the Richmond Community Foundation

Sometimes, it isn’t easy finding the right words to explain what the Richmond Community Foundation is, or what it does. Then we remember: the words are right there in our name.

It all starts with Richmond. When our organization was founded, in 1990, our goal was to make our community the best that it could possibly be. Everything we do, we do for Richmond, and that will never change.

Specifically, we want to create a stronger, healthier Community, which means supporting initiatives in a broad range of fields: education, sports and fitness, arts and culture, healthcare, the environment – just to name a few.

How do we offer support? As a Foundation, we manage forever funds, which can be created by individuals, families, businesses, community groups, or anyone else. They're called forever funds because the money is invested, and so the funds keep growing - forever. Every year, we distribute a portion of the investment income as grants to local non-profit organizations, and scholarships to Richmond students. 

That's the abbreviated version. Follow the links below, or call 604-270-4483, to learn more about the Richmond Community Foundation.

Grants & Scholarships

Donate To A Forever Fund

Join Our Mailing List

News & Updates

2024 High School Scholarship Recipients (New!)

Spring Donor Appreciation Event

Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Donation

2023 High School Scholarship Recipients

2021-22 Annual General Meeting Presentation

2022 High School Scholarship Winners

Who We Are & What We Do

• Board of Directors

• Community Foundations 101

• Information for Professional Advisors

• List of Forever Funds

• Mission & Values

• Previous Grant Recipients

• Types of Forever Funds

Financial Statements

2021 Audited Financial Statements