A thriving future means supporting 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. ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year1

4.8 million youth

in the U.S. ages 16-24 are not in school and not working2

25.5% of youth

in the U.S. ages 18-24 have seriously considered suicide3


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

The RBC Foundation USA – Capital Markets 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 their journey through life.

Our Foundational Commitments

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Over the next three years, we will commit $27 million to initiatives that reach more than 275,000 young people.

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

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We are going beyond financial support to our nonprofit partners by creating lasting relationships built on trust.

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

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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 Partners

We are committed to creating real, lasting impact by building trusted relationships with our partner organizations.

All Stars Project Inc.
American Red Cross
Boys & Girls Club of America
Children of Fallen Patriots
Crisis Text Line
Hispanic Federation
The Jed Foundation
Jersey City Medical Center
National Alliance on Mental Health
National Eating Disorder Association
Play Rugby USA
Ronald McDonald House New York
The TEAK Fellowship
Trust for Public Land

RBC Capital Markets is committed to a culture of citizenship

A positive global social impact is integral to how RBC does business

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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/