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

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Come to win and be prepared to be challenged by the course and last year's players. 

There will be food-fun-friends-raffles and contest prizes.

Hope to see you there!

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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 at the Garden Railroad of the LA County Fair

There were 23 credit union trains that ran through the center of the Garden Railroad at the 2018 LA County fair for thousands of guests to see. 

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

With your support, more than $8,000 was raised for the RMJ Foundation.

We hope to see you at this year's fair!           

RMJ Silent Auction @REACH 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 RMJ Silent Auction at REACH!

With your help and great items, the Silent Auction was a hit. All proceeds raised will help the RMJ Foundation continue our goal of changing kids' lives through financial education.