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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.

2022 High School Scholarship Winners

$34,600 in Scholarships Awarded to 38 Students

The Richmond Community Foundation has announced the winners of its 2022 high school scholarships, naming 38 students who, together, will receive $34,600 in financial support.

The recipients are from high schools throughout Richmond, and have a wide range of educational and professional goals.

“I aspire to pursue a career in UX design, harnessing my passion for digital arts and creativity to explore the thriving technological industry,” says Caleb Wu, a Steveston-London Secondary student who received two scholarships.

Kian Cole Bellinger, a scholarship winner from McNair Secondary, plans to study medicine, having already gained experience as a first responder at his school and as a volunteer with St. John Ambulance. “I hope one day I will be able to help students and other people in need to achieve their goals, just as you have helped me,” says Bellinger.

The Foundation provides financial support from its Forever Funds, which are started by individuals, families, businesses, and community groups. Each year, a percentage of the Funds’ investment income is distributed as scholarships, based on criteria set by the fundholders.

“Because we manage such a diverse range of Funds, we’re able to help students in multiple fields, including academics, athletics, trades, and the performing arts,” says Foundation Chair Dave Frank. “Our fundholders are committed to removing financial barriers, so students can pursue an education – and a career – that aligns with their skills and interests.”

Christina Gan, of Palmer Secondary, developed a love for health sciences through her participation in school sports, where she’d often help treat injured teammates. Aided by her scholarship, she hopes to become a pediatric nurse. “It’s incredible that the Richmond community that I’ve grown up in has chosen to reinvest in me,” says Gan.

Click here to view a complete list of the Foundation's scholarship funds.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to any of the funds through our online donation page.

If you're interested in starting your own scholarship fund, please reach out to us at 604-270-4483 or info@richmondfoundation.org. We'd be happy to guide you through the process!


Meet This Year's Scholarship Recipients

Andrea Xi Scholarship

Soma Inokuchi (Palmer)

Dacheng Education Scholarship

Victoria Han Wang (McMath)

Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship

Gabriel Dela Rosa (Richmond High)
Julia Guo (McMath)
Calista Ngai (Palmer)
Marcus Nguyen (Burnett)
Najwa Yonen (MacNeil)

Etta Demerse Scholarship

Christina Gan (Palmer)
Karina Mak (MacNeil)
Karl Montez (Richmond High)
Claire Nicole Olan (Palmer)
Bernice See (Richmond High)
Ethan Simbillo (Boyd)
Christina Sofikitis (Boyd)
Bushra Wakaa (Richmond High)
Esther Wang (Richmond Christian)

Kronier Family Scholarship

Senna Al-Oalbe (Palmer)
Kian Cole Bellinger (McNair)
Alison Cains (Richmond High)
Talia Gordon (Steveston-London)
Soma Inokuchi (Palmer)
Eunice Lai (Richmond Christian)
Yuxin (Iris) Lou (Palmer)
Karl Montez (Richmond High)
Vandean Nguyen (Boyd)
YuFe (Sophie) Ren (Richmond High)
Jasleen Saini (Boyd)
Ethan Simbillo (Boyd)
Joshwa Song (McMath)
Bushra Wakaa (Richmond High)
Victoria Han Wang (McMath)
Samantha Yeung (Richmond Christian)

Linda Li Scholarship

Caleb Wu (Steveston-London)

Phil Brown Scholarship

Tali Grenzburg (McMath)
Karl Montez (Richmond High)
Chanelle Wong (Burnett)

Richmond Athletic Commission Scholarship

Makayla Kusch (McMath)
Christina Sofikitis (Boyd)

Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship

Isabella Schaffer (McMath)

Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship

Eliana Barbosa (Burnett)
Constance Ngai Yan Lau (McMath)
Caitlyn Loy (McRoberts)
Victoria Han Wang (McMath)
Caleb Wu (Steveston-London Secondary)

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

Kelly Jai En Leung (Steveston-London)
Kazuko Canela Zazueta (McMath)

Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Scholarship

Jasleen Saini (Boyd)

Walter Wu Scholarship

Makayla Kusch (McMath)