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These guidelines apply to all RBC Foundation - USA Grant Requests.

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.


Foundation Grants Administrator, 612-371-2936


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