Investing in our communities

For maximum impact, RBC Foundation – USA prioritizes its giving to the following areas:

Organizations must have the following

  • Their 501(c)3 registered non-profit status for a minimum of three years;
  • A minimum annual operating budget of $100,000; and
  • An established relationship with an RBC Wealth Management employee, preferably board involvement.

Generally, we do not support:

  • Capital and endowment campaigns;
  • Multi-year commitments; or
  • Start-up organizations

The Foundation Grant Program does not fund:

  • Charitable Sponsorships (including golf tournaments)
  • Fundraising events (e.g. dinners, benefits or sporting events)
  • Athletic teams, events or scholarships
  • Direct grants to individuals, including scholarships, travel and related expenses
  • Religious, political, fraternal organizations, service clubs, or third-party organizations that raise funds for charity
  • Individual pursuits
  • Private (fee based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project benefiting the entire community
  • Endowment or memorial campaigns
  • Advertising or promotional campaigns
  • Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
  • The creation or repair of statues, monuments, art works or beautification projects
  • The publication of books or movie productions
  • Private foundations
  • Capital campaigns
  • Academic, medical or scientific research
  • Non-501(c)(3) organizations
  • Organizations that may present a reputational risk to the firm; or
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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