Community Foundations 101
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.

Donate to a Forever Fund

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in donating to the Richmond Community Foundation. We really appreciate it!

Below, you can make a General Donation to our organization, which will be directed to the area of greatest need. Alternatively, you can make a contribution to one of our Forever Funds.

Forever Funds are established by individuals, families, businesses, and community groups. The initial amount is invested, along with any future donations, which anyone can make. As a result, Forever Funds grow over time. Each year, a portion of the investment income is distributed back into the community, as grants to local non-profit organizations, and scholarships to Richmond students. The specific cause that a Forever Fund supports is determined by the fund holder.

To learn which of our Forever Funds are associated with a cause you care about, click here. Then, simply select the Fund you want to support from the dropdown menu, under Donation Details.

Forever Funds are permanent, so when you make a contribution, your donation has a lasting impact. It’s a great way, in other words, to support your community – today, tomorrow, forever.

Tax Receipts
Immediately after making your donation, you’ll receive an electronic tax receipt via e-mail. This will come as a PDF attachment which you can print and save for your records. The Canada Revenue Agency requires that tax receipts be issued in the name of the individual or organization making the donation. We cannot issue tax receipts in a name other than the name of the true donor. For more information, please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.

If you have any questions about your donation, contact the Richmond Community Foundation at 604-270-4483 or

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If you have any questions or concerns about your donation, please call 604.279.7020 or e-mail