The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, established in 1958 as the California Filene Foundation, provides financial education resources for credit unions in California and Nevada. When we speak of Generation X, Generation Y, Millennials, etc., we use it as a way to identify age and consumer patterns. One thing we know from past Bite of Reality sessions and the recent Great Recession, is the need for financial education, hence Generation Finance. Its needs are simple, money and finance information for everyday living. 

Never has there been more of a need to reach our members with vital decision-making information than now. The RMJ Foundation and its' hallmark program, Bite of Reality, target Generation Finance with much needed information and context. There's a great need to inform consumers who may never have understood the value of a credit union or what a credit union is. Bite of Reality gets your credit union in front of the Generation Finance demographic. It 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 the underserved.

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 making 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

Thanks for your support. Here are the major events that the RMJ Foundation holds throughout the year.

Mark your calendar for the 2016 RMJ Foundation Golf Classic!

Monday, August 16, 2016.

We will once again be at the beautiful Newport Beach Country Club. You won't want to miss this premier fundraising event!

RMJ Donor Gala at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This is a special Gala to thank our donors for their support through 2015.

The Credit Union Train at the Garden Railroad of the LA County Fair

This annual event allows credit unions to put their logo on a train car that is part of the Credit Union Train.

Sponsorship opportunities available 

Showcase your credit union to more than 1 million visitors at the L.A. County Fair’s Garden Railroad in Pomona on September 4-27, 2015! How? Sponsor the Credit Union Train!

RMJ Silent Auction @Reach

Thanks to the California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, this year the RMJ Foundation will be the recipient of the Silent Auction at REACH!

Sponsors in the exhibit hall will be donating items for attendees to bid on while they're visiting in the hall. Additional items can be delivered to the RMJ Foundation booth. Credit union attendees can support the Foundation by bidding generously on these items!