RCRG - Grants & Scholarships
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.
Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

Since 1990, the Richmond Community Foundation has awarded nearly $2.4 million in grants and scholarships. We play a supporting role – quite literally – in making Richmond a healthy, vibrant, resilient community. Through our grants, we support local charities in a wide range of fields, from arts and culture to social services to healthcare, and everything in between. Meanwhile, our scholarships support Richmond students, so they can achieve their educational goals. But that's enough about us. Below, you'll find all the information you need to apply for a grant or scholarship, so we'll leave you to it. Best of luck, and we look forward to receiving your application.
  • Grants
  • Community Grants

    Community Grants are up to $10,000 and support projects that will have a broad community impact. We're looking for initiatives that will benefit all of Richmond, and a lot of people.

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  • Exploring Collaboration Grants

    Exploring Collaboration Grants are up to $2,500 and support organizations as they explore collaborative opportunities with others, prior to submitting a grant for a project.

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  • Scholarships
  • High School Scholarships

    Available to Richmond students who are entering a post-secondary institution directly after high school, as well as those who have taken a year off before beginning their post-secondary studies.

    Eligibility & Application
    March 15, 2024
  • Ethel Tibbits Scholarship

    Initially established by The Richmond Review, this scholarship is awarded annually to Richmond women seeking to upgrade their education or job skills, so they can better support their families.

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  • Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship

    Established by the Sipko family for those wishing to pursue a career in the profession of dentistry.

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  • Phyllis Taylor Scholarship

    The Phyllis Taylor Scholarship is available to students who are furthering their education in the fields of music or performing arts. Scholarships up to the value of $5,000 may be awarded annually.

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  • Tourism Richmond Scholarship

    This scholarship is offered to Richmond students who are pursuing an education related to the tourism or hospitality industries. Applicants may already be studying at a post-secondary institution, or plan on enrolling in the future.

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