RBC Foundation USA
To Thrive Tomorrow, We Must
Support Young People Today

We are deeply motivated to create equitable access to the skills and support needed for young people to successfully meet the challenges of tomorrow.

By helping the next generation achieve their full potential, we can support the creation of a promising future for us all.

1 in 6 youth

in the U.S. experience a mental
 health disorder each year1

4.8 million youth

in the U.S. are not in school and
not working2

Only 15% of children

living in poverty receive any
form of mental health service3


We are committed to making a positive and measurable impact on the communities in which we live and work.

The RBC Foundation USA is investing in partnerships and programs that create equal opportunities and better outcomes. By providing mental wellbeing support, skills, resources and mentorship, we can help shape young people’s journey through life.

Our Foundational Commitments

By 2025, we will have committed a further $27 million to initiatives, and we will reach more than 275,000 young people.

We are focused on equality of access to the tools and resources needed for youth to attain mental wellbeing, and academic and career success.

We are providing more than money to our nonprofit partners by creating community partnerships built on trust.

We invest in programs that achieve real-time, transformational social impact in the communities we serve.

Our people play a crucial role in our strategy to help youth reach their full potential and will continue to be actively engaged in this effort.


Our Investment Approach Combines Focus and Rigor with Bold Ambition

Identify issues and strategic impact

Fund innovative and change-making programs

Support ideas with potential to scale

Our Work in Action

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1Whitney, D., Peterson, M. JAMA Pediatrics (2019). US National and State-Level Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders and Disparities of Mental Health Care Use in Children. Retrieved on February 13, 2023, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health by the Number, https://nami.org/mhstats

2Lewis, K. (2022). A Disrupted Year: How The Arrival of Covid-19 Affected Youth Disconnection, SSRC, https://measureofamerica.org/youth-disconnection-2022/

3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020. Retrieved on February 13, 2023, The JED Foundation, Mental Health and Suicide Statistics https://jedfoundation.org/mental-health-and-suicide-statistics/