RCF Foundation

Sustainable Development, Local Communities

It’s what we give back that counts

Purpose-Driven Funding

The Resource Capital Funds Foundation was established in 2008 with a mission to support social change and promote sustainable development on a global scale.

The Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives in communities where our employees are located. We evaluate the funding applications based on each initiative’s ability to help achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and all applicants must clearly contribute to one or more of the 17 goals.


Grants & Donations


Recipient organizations


UN SDG's supported


Continents impacted

*Data as of December 31, 2022

The broad mandate of the Foundation has resulted in the support of a wide variety of charitable causes reflecting both geographic and demographic diversity. We are proud to be making a positive impact on people across the globe, and we are grateful to be continuing the good work envisioned at the start of the Resource Capital Funds Foundation.

Sherri Croasdale

Partner, Senior Advisory Partner & Head of New York

Recent illustrative grants

Special Olympics Ontario
Photo of athletes at the track


The first Canadian Special Olympics event was held in Toronto, Canada in 1969. Over the years, Special Olympics Ontario has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability. The RCF Foundation’s contribution specifically helped support track and field programs by providing training and equipment. Retired Investment Committee member and Partner, David Thomas and his family, have been long-time volunteers of the Special Olympics Ontario.

Ryan's Well Foundation
Photo of young children in Burkina Faso, Africa being provided with food

Burkina Faso

The Ryan’s Well Foundation collaborates with local partners to provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to the poorest regions of developing countries. RCF portfolio company, Orezone Gold Corporation, has supported Ryan’s Well Foundation since 2004 with funding and logistical support. The RCF Foundation’s contribution specifically helped support the development of 17 water wells, including training and education to 10 schools in 7 communities in Burkina Faso.

Camara De Comercio y Turismo De Putaendo
Photo of a street in Putandeo, Chile during the day time with buildings either side


Putaendo’s Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 to encourage economic and social development. RCF portfolio company, Los Andes Copper Ltd., is located near the community of Putandeo. The RCF Foundation’s contribution specifically helped support an important cultural community event in 2018.