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.

 2018 RMJ / CU Direct Annual Golf Classic

We had another great year at the RMJ / CU Direct Golf Classic Tournament! 

Everyone had a fun day golfing, networking, and shooting their ball from the air cannon on the course. A special thank you to all our sponsors; because of you we were able to raise more than $75,000 this year!

Click the link below to see photos from the day’s event.


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RMJ Donor Gala 2018

It's not too late to make a donation and receive an invitation to this year's RMJ Donor Appreciation Gala! We will celebrate on November 6, 2018, at the OHM Lab in Hollywood. Many thanks to our sponsor of the evening, Strategic Resource Management, Inc.

Click on the link below to see last year's Gala!

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

The LA County Fair Has Begun!

There are 23 credit union trains that are running through the center of the Garden Railroad until September 23, 2018. 

Thank you to all of this year's sponsors: CO-OP, SchoolsFirst FCU, SCE FCU, Desert Valley FCU, CU Direct, and all the credit unions that participated.


RMJ Silent Auction @REACH 

Thank you to everyone who participation in the 2017 RMJ Silent Auction at REACH! With your help and great items, the Silent Auction was a hit; we even had a few bidding wars going on. 

The Silent Auction raised over $8,500 this year! All proceeds will help the RMJ Foundation continue to reach students and make a difference!