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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.

2023 High School Scholarship Recipients

45 Scholarships Awarded to 35 Richmond Students

The Richmond Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2023 high school scholarships.

In all, 45 scholarships, representing nearly $30,000 in financial support, were awarded to 35 Richmond students.

As always, the recipients are incredibly diverse, not only in their cultural backgrounds, but in their educational aspirations and career goals.

This diversity will surely be reflected in the years ahead, as the students start having an impact as professionals and community leaders, each making their mark in their chosen field.

Anoushka Sharma, a student at Steveston-London Secondary, received two scholarships, which she'll use to pursue her dream career in law and politics.

"I am honoured to have been chosen and greatly appreciate the opportunity to explore my interests in post-secondary," says Sharma.

Kippei Shoji, who attends McMath Secondary, received a $1,500 scholarship, awarded through the Steveston Community Society Endowment Fund. In the fall, he'll attend Emily Carr University as a Visual Arts major.

Shoji says he's "excited to become a young adult" and "ready to have new experiences, learn new things, and deepen my knowledge of the arts."

Ellaina Ding, on the other hand, is passionate about science. The Richmond Secondary student received a $1,000 Kronier Family Scholarship, which will help kickstart her studies in Chemical Engineering at UBC.

In the wake of the pandemic, Ding is interested in vaccine research, saying, "I hope to be able to develop more affordable and available resources for those who otherwise would not be able to access them."

We'd like to congratulate all of this year's scholarship recipients, and wish each of them the best of luck as they take the next step on their educational journey!

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 We'd be happy to guide you through the process!


Meet This Year's Scholarship Recipients

Andrea Xi Scholarship

Hagan Carson Cheung (Richmond Christian)

Audrey Fricker Scholarship

Iris Chan (Palmer Secondary)
Emma Murray (Hugh Boyd Secondary)

Dacheng Education Scholarship

Emilia Montgomery (McMath Secondary)

Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship

Hagan Carson Cheung (Richmond Christian)
Elena De Mitri (McRoberts Secondary)
Caeli Yamanaka (McNair Secondary)

Etta Demerse Scholarship

Kelsie Boutilier (Richmond Secondary)
Maggie Chan (Palmer Secondary)
Diljaan Gill (Burnett Secondary)
Atosha Ngage (Richmond Secondary)
Cat Toung (Vicky) Nguyen (McNair Secondary)
Charlotte Tsang (Palmer Secondary)
Micah Wu (Steveston-London Secondary)

GBN Health Technology Scholarship

Marley Goodhew (McMath Secondary)

Kronier Family Scholarship

Kelsie Boutilier (Richmond Secondary)
Maggie Chan (Palmer Secondary)
Ellaina Ding (Richmond Secondary)
Eliana Khoo (Steveston-London Secondary)
Yohann Menezes (Hugh Boyd Secondary)
Steffi Mo (Palmer Secondary)
Atosha Ngage (Richmond Secondary)
Seth Reehal (Cambie Secondary)
Sakshyam Sah (Richmond Secondary)
Rana Sarmiento (Hugh Boyd Secondary)
Timothy Solnyshkin (Richmond Secondary)
Tia Selinger (Hugh Boyd Secondary)
Arvind Srinivasan (Steveston-London Secondary)
Runqi Zong (Steveston-London Secondary)

Linda Li Scholarship

Anoushka Sharma (Steveston-London Secondary)

Parm Bains & Family Scholarship

Kevin Bhangoo (McNair Secondary)

Phil Brown Scholarship

Kennice Wong (Burnett Secondary)
Micah Wu (Steveston-London Secondary)

RichCity Idol Scholarship

Iris Chan (Palmer Secondary)
Stacey Kok (Palmer Secondary)
Emma Murray (Hugh Boyd Secondary)

Richmond Athletic Commission Scholarship

Kara Chan (Burnett Secondary)

Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship

Anoushka Sharma (Steveston-London Secondary)

Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship

Stacey Kok (Palmer Secondary)
Zoey Lee (Palmer Secondary)
Stephanie Mok (Palmer Secondary)

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

Wajih Hassan (Steveston-London Secondary)
Kippei Shoji (McMath Secondary)

Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Scholarship

Lynn Chen (Palmer Secondary)

Walter Wu Scholarship

Steffi Mo (Palmer Secondary)