The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, established in 1958 as the California Filene Foundation, provides financial education resources for credit unions in California and Nevada.

Never has there been more of a need to reach young people with vital financial decision-making information than now. The RMJ Foundation’s hallmark program, Bite of Reality, targets teenagers age 15 to 18 with much needed information and context. Bite of Reality provides solid financial education, such as car buying, home buying, and budgeting, using experiential learning. 

Funding financial education programs is a positive public advocacy tool, and helps credit unions fulfill their mission of serving their community. The Foundation is able to fund these vital programs because of the generous donations from credit unions and credit union organizations in California and Nevada.

For information about the RMJ Foundation, or to make a donation, please contact Tena Lozano at (909) 212-6057, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Foundation Events

Thank you for your support. Here are the major events that the RMJ Foundatoin holds throughout the year.

 2019 RMJ / CU Direct Annual Golf Classic

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's golf tournament!

Because of you it was a success! Kinecta had the winning foursome and Michael Starbuck won the Callaway golf bag full of everything but the irons!

Hope to see you all again next year!

Click here to see photos from the day

RMJ Donor Appreciation Gala 2019

This Year's Donor Appreciation Gala, presented by ASI, will be held in Monterey on Sunday October 27, 2019. We will be celebrating our 2019 success at the beautiful Barns Cooper Molera. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

It is not too late to donate to the RMJ Foundation and receive an invitation to this year's Gala! 


The Credit Union Train 

A special thank you to this year's sponors! CO-OP Financial Services, SchoolsFirst FCU, CU Direct, SCE FCU and PacTrans FCU

This year's Credit Union Train starts on August 30 and runs until September 20.

The railroad runs through a miniature city at the Fair for thousands to see.

The Garden Railroad exhibit has been a part of the Fair since 1924, and RMJ is proud to be a part of it!

Come out and see the 23 credit union cars joining us in this year's CU Train.