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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 $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
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.
Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

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Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship

The application period for the 2018 Dr. Bud Sipko Scholarship is now closed. Please check back in October 2019 for information on next year's scholarship. If you have any questions about the scholarship, application process, or eligibility criteria, the Richmond Community Foundation can be contacted year-round at 604-270-4483 or info@richmondfoundation.org

Please note that this scholarship is available exclusively to currently enrolled UBC Dentistry students.

This year, a $1,000 scholarship is available to a Dentistry student.

Please note any reference letters that may be received later than this date. Applications may be e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered to the Richmond Community Foundation:

Richmond Community Foundation
190 – 7000 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, BC  V6Y 3Z5
Tel: 604-270-4483
E-mail: info@richmondfoundation.org

Application Process

There is no formal application; please send a letter or e-mail, including your full name, postal and e-mail addresses and UBC student number. Detail your connections to Richmond and your interest in Dentistry. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must either currently, or in the past:

• have lived in Richmond;

• have worked and/or volunteered in Richmond; or

• have some other tangible connection to Richmond

Please include the following with your application:

• your resume or CV;

• one reference from a UBC Dentistry faculty member who can vouch for your scholastic and faculty achievements;

• a second reference from an agency or individual who can speak to your connections and contributions to Richmond; and

• a third reference who will attest to your contributions to any other community, including volunteerism or professional activities related to dentistry or dental hygiene

Note that references need not be lengthy, but should detail the type of (volunteer or other) duties or work referenced, duration, quality, and attitude.