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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.
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.
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2021 High School Scholarship Winners

Foundation Awards Over $25,000 in Scholarships

After receiving nearly 140 applications, the Richmond Community Foundation has announced the winners of its 2021 high school scholarships. 

In all, the Foundation awarded over $25,000, presenting scholarships to 36 Richmond students. 

Among the recipients is Ahmad Mustafa, a Richmond Secondary student who plans to pursue a career in engineering. He’s one of four winners of the Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship.  

“I was thrilled, motivated, and proud to be acknowledged as a recipient,” says Mustafa. 

The Kronier Family Scholarship, one of the Foundation’s largest, supports multiple students annually. This year, there were 21 recipients, including Wesley Yiu, who attends Steveston-London Secondary. 

“This award will greatly help me pursue my passions in commerce and law,” says Yiu. “I look forward to using what I learn from my academic and community experiences to give back to the community.” 

In addition to providing scholarships across a wide range of academic fields, the Foundation offers support for students enrolled in trade programs, those involved in the performing arts, and student athletes. 

Shae Sever, of McRoberts Secondary, received the Walter Wu Scholarship, which will support her studies at UBC while she plays on the school’s varsity softball team. 

“Words cannot express my gratitude and honour at receiving this,” says Sever. “I’ve spent my entire life preparing to play at the next level, and now my dream has finally come true thanks to you.” 

Through careful investment and financial management, the Foundation works to ensure that its scholarship funds continue growing year after year. Individuals, businesses, and community groups also regularly establish new funds. 

“Richmond students are doing amazing things, and have big educational goals,” says Foundation Chair Dave Frank. “To match their passion and ambition, we’ll keep working with our fundholders and the broader Richmond community, so that every student has the financial resources to pursue an enriching, fulfilling education.”

Click here to view a complete list of the Foundation's scholarship funds.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to any of the funds through our online donation page.

If you're interested in starting your own scholarship fund, please reach out to us at 604-270-4483 or info@richmondfoundation.org. We'd be happy to guide you through the process!

 

Meet This Year's Scholarship Recipients

Andrea Xi Scholarship

Renee Li (McRoberts)

Audrey Fricker Scholarship

Ruthie Ha (Boyd)

Dacheng Education Scholarship

Matthew Quon (Steveston-London)

Derek Dang and Dr. Margaret Yeung Scholarship

Amos Cheng (Steveston-London)
Gabby Chiu (McMath)
Ahmad Mustafa (Richmond High)
Patricia Marie Procopio (Richmond High)

Etta Demerse Scholarship

Stephanie Cao (McMath)
Audrey Castillo (Richmond High)
Amos Cheng (Steveston-London)
Ava Giannias (Burnett)
Keyan (Michelle) Li (Boyd)
Ashkan Saffari (Richmond High)

Kronier Family Scholarship

Serge Boyajian (Steveston-London)
Stephanie Cao (McMath)
Audrey Castillo (Richmond High)
Michael Ho Hin Chan (Palmer)
Yvonne Chan (Boyd)
Amos Cheng (Steveston-London)
Damita Chiu (Richmond High)
Gabby Chiu (McMath)
Ava Giannias (Burnett)
Ruthie Ha (Boyd)
Maria Karaji (Boyd)
Keyan (Michelle) Li (Boyd)
Matthew Quon (Steveston-London)
Robert (Bobby) Reid (Burnett)
Ashkan Saffari (Richmond High)
Casey Skuce (McMath)
Allison Sze (Burnett)
Natalie Tam (Burnett)
Waya Tayem (Richmond High)
Ryan Trinh (McRoberts)
Wesley Yiu (Steveston-London)

Linda Li Scholarship

Stephanie Cao (McMath)

Phil Brown Scholarship

Mina Chong (Steveston-London)
Haylee Johal (Burnett)
Logan Turick (McMath)

Richmond Athletic Commission Scholarship

Amos Cheng (Steveston-London)

Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship

Joan Liu (Palmer)

Richmond Sunset Rotary Art Scholarship

Jaeda Gonzales (Richmond High)
Jacob Imoo (Boyd)
Eugene Leung (Boyd)
Jaida Siu (Boyd)
Daniel Zhang (Richmond High)

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

Hania Elheniedy (McMath)

Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club Scholarship

Natalie Lee (Burnett)

Walter Wu Scholarship

Shae Sever (McRoberts)