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.

 2017 RMJ / CU Direct Annual Golf Classic

Monday August 14, 2017

This year the tournament will be held at the beautiful Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point

11:00am - Registration Begins

12:30pm - Shot Gun Start

Dinner, Awards & Auction to follow the Round!

Registration is now open or US Tournament Golf 866.760.USTG

RMJ Donor Gala 2016, at the Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub.

This was a special opportunity to thank our donors for their support through 2016. We’ll be honoring our 2017 donors in November, so keep an eye on this spot for further information.

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 2-25, 2017! 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!