Rbc Foundation Usa

Location: 60 South 6th St. M.S. P08Minneapolis MN 55402

EIN: 41-6030639

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Important Information

2017 Deadlines: See website after Jan 1, 2017, to see deadlines

Types of Grants Awarded: Project and Operating

Geographic Focus: Twin Cities Metro area


RBC Foundation-USA focuses giving on education and health and also gives to human services, arts and culture, and civic programs.

• Education: Funds programs that prepare K-12 students for future success with a priority focus on after school programs. Grants are also awarded to structured, supervised academic mentoring or college-preparatory activi-ties/programs and youth financial literacy programs.
• Health: Exclusively directed to the RBC Children’s Mental Health Project, a program that focuses on early intervention, reducing stigma and increasing public awareness.
• Human Services: To foster economic independence and promote self-sufficiency, grantmaking focuses on organizations providing emergency food, shelter and basic needs; adult literacy and employment training pro-grams; and programs that serve at-risk youth through advocacy or job skill and readiness training.
• Arts and Culture: Funds programs for emerging artists, and in particular, initiatives that help artists in their early years of development and bridge the gap between academic experiences and professional careers in the arts as well as programs providing arts access for diverse populations.
• Civic Programs: The Foundation’s grants promote economic growth and community diversity through sup-porting programs on citizenship and support for newcomers and community economic development.

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Financial Summary

For Fiscal Year 2013

Total Assets: $312,203

Total Grants:

Change in Assets FY 2013: -14%

Amount of Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits:

Sample Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits in 2013

Largest Grant: $125,000

Smallest Grant: $50

Average Grant: $5,000

Top descriptors for this funder

2Builds relationships2Friendly2Openminded2Positive leader in the field2Responsive1"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Culturally sensitive1Gives more than money1Insightful1Risk taker

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Rbc Foundation Usa

Sep 27, 2017 1

Reviewer 826 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Call and have a conversation with the Foundation manager. She is very willing to help.


Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Sep 15, 2017

Reviewer 886 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Need to have an employee who can sponsor your application. A board member from RBC is best. Another type of volunteer might be OK. NPOs need to leave the employee enough time to fill out the employee portion of the application after the NPO submits their part of the application.


Risk taker, Culturally sensitive

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Aug 28, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Make sure you have a personal connection to RBC. For example, one of our board members works there. The application will ask who from RBC recommended that you apply.

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Jul 18, 2017

Reviewer 515 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

There are different application deadlines for Minneapolis/St. Paul applicants compared to applicants outside the metro area. Must have an RBC employee endorse your application (instructions for this are in the online application). For current grantees, the previous year evaluation/report is embedded in the online application. Focus on youth development/afterschool programming.


Gives more than money, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Jun 16, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

You definitely need to have a contact within the organization here. For example a board member, family member, etc. It is an online relationship other than our internal contact.


Positive leader in the field

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