Through the RBC Foundation – USA and our strategic partnerships with charitable and non-profit organizations, we help the communities where we live and work thrive. Let’s make a positive impact together.
Investing in our communities
The mission of RBC Foundation – USA is to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business by supporting non-profit organizations that make a positive difference and promote diversity.
In 2022, RBC Foundation – USA awarded grants exceeding $2.8 million to non-profit organizations nationwide.
As a founding member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management pledges a percentage of profits as charitable contributions each year.
Learn more about our areas of focus and how to apply.
For maximum impact, RBC Foundation – USA gives to the following areas:
Youth grants are focused on programs that prepare students for future success. We concentrate our giving on programs that fall within one of the following areas and target young people in their transitional years, specifically ages 15-29. (Private, charter or independent fee-based schools are not eligible for funding.)
RBC believes that the arts reflect our culture and enrich the quality of life in the communities where our employees and clients live. The Foundation’s emphasis is on two areas:
The Emerging Artists program supports initiatives that help artists in their early years of development and that bridge the gap between their academic experiences to professional careers in the arts. Grants are intended to support programs and initiatives that:
Health grants are exclusively directed to the RBC Youth Mental Well-being Project, focusing on programs that are helping youth and families access the right care at the right time. We will consider requests for funding that support:
Navigation programs help solve the issue of navigating an often complex and segregated array of mental well-being services. These programs help solve these issues by directly connecting youth and families with the services they need as efficiently as possible.
These programs are offered through a number of different access points, such as hospitals, community centers, schools and universities. The services may be delivered face-to-face and/or through technology solutions.
In some parts of the country there are not enough mental well-being service providers to meet the demand in local communities. Technology is increasingly becoming the solution to these issues by increasing remote access to care. We are supporting programs that use technologies like email, apps, web-posting, and phone or live/video conferencing to help bridge the gap between supply and demand of mental well-being services. These programs can offer assessments, diagnosis and care that would otherwise be delayed or not available at all.
We will also consider supporting other programs that increases access to mental well-being care if they are collaborative, have proven results and can demonstrate successful outcomes.
To foster economic independence and promote self-sufficiency, the Foundation focuses on:
If you have questions, contact our foundation grants administrator.
Before applying for a grant from the RBC Foundation – USA, make sure your request meets these requirements.
RBC Foundation – USA offers grants to non-profit organizations in locations where RBC Wealth Management has a business presence and where our employees are actively involved.
Please review our giving guidelines and eligibility requirements before you select the appropriate application based on your location.
Funding decisions on all grant applications will be communicated in approximately 90 days of the deadline date.
Enhancing communities through strategic partnerships
Through sponsorship opportunities, RBC Wealth Management enriches the communities we serve with charitable partnerships, including theatrical and musical performances, art exhibitions and strategic fundraising events. Corporate sponsorships complement the work we fund with grants from RBC Foundation – USA. Sponsorships are separate from foundation grants because they include non-charitable components, such as cultural, educational or entertainment benefits.
RBC Wealth Management sponsorships typically meet the following guidelines:
All sponsorships are evaluated to make sure they meet outlined objectives and must be endorsed by an employee. Major sponsorships also require approval by management.
To apply for a sponsorship, please visit our application website.
Investment and insurance products offered through RBC Wealth Management are not insured by the FDIC or any other federal government agency, are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, a bank or any bank affiliate, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.