The RCF Foundation was established in 2008 to support social change and promote sustainable development in our local communities and mining communities.
Since inception, the RCF Foundation has made grants to more than 115 separate organizations, addressing a wide range of needs and issues. Our grants aim to promote sustainable development, health and wellness, education and poverty reduction.
The RCF Foundation focuses on communities and strives to provide assistance to those in need, living in communities where RCF’s portfolio companies are operating and where RCF’s employees are living.
Recent illustrative grants
Special Olympics Ontario
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
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
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.