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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.

Types of Forever Funds

The Richmond Community Foundation offers many fund options for directing your community-spirited gifts. The diversity of choice is offered to Richmond residents, and everyone who wants to see our community thrive. Some donors find it easier to look at their areas of passion or concern and then decide on a specific type of fund to reach their goals. These areas can be simplified into such categories as Scholarships and Bursaries, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Environment/Conservation, Sports, Parks and Recreation, Youth, Seniors, Healthcare, and Social or Community Programs and Services.

For a brief overview of the types of funds available, see below. For more detailed information, please contact us at 604-270-4483 or info@richmondfoundation.org.

Important: All significant contributions to funds require ‘written direction’ from the donor for the asset to be kept as capital in a fund. When funds are added to an existing fund then the donor’s directions are documented in a Donor Directive Form, which includes references to the funds being held in perpetuity that must be signed and dated by the donor.

Administration Endowment Fund

The income from this fund helps to finance the administration costs of the work of the Richmond Community Foundation. Donors may direct their donation to support the Richmond Community Foundation through this fund.

Agency Fund

This is a fund that is established by a charitable organization that provides endowment funding for the organization. The income is annually distributed to the organization. This fund is a good and cost effective alternative to an organization establishing a foundation of their own.

Community Endowment Fund

The donor may direct their contributions to this fund. Donations with no direction to be applied to any specific fund, but with direction to be kept as capital, are placed in the general community fund. Grants are awarded from this fund at the discretion of the Grants Committee.

Donor Advised Fund

This is a fund that a donor establishes with a fund agreement giving direction that they are to annually provide advice as to where the income from the fund is to be awarded. This type of fund is a good and cost effective alternative to a private foundation.

Donor Directed Fund

This is a fund that a donor establishes with a fund agreement giving direction that the income is to be used to benefit a specific charitable organization or program.

Field of Interest Fund

A fund that a donor establishes with a fund agreement giving direction that the income is to be used to support a specific field of interest. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Grants Committee.

Named Fund

A fund that a donor establishes with a fund agreement outlining recipient criteria and giving direction that the income is to be used to support a scholarship for post-secondary study at an accredited educational institution. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Flow-Through Funds

Funds that a donor provides direction to disburse the capital to specific charitable organizations or programs. A donor with an existing fund agreement may wish to provide extra funds to the recipient of the income from the existing fund and flow those additional funds through the Richmond Community Foundation. Or, if they wish to flow through additional funds annually over a period of years, they may choose to establish a flow-through fund agreement that provides the direction for additional capital to be disbursed.


This is a fund that a donor establishes with a fund agreement that gives direction that the income is to be used to support Richmond students with their post-secondary education. A scholarship fund can be established for a specific field of study or be awarded for other criteria which the donor specifies in the fund agreement.