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.

 2020 RMJ / Origence Annual Golf Classic

Thanks to this year’s sponsors and golfers we had another successful tournament!

It was great to spend the day with everyone while raising money to support financial education.


2020 RMJ Donor Appreciation Gala 

The RMJ Foundation is proud to announce that this year's RMJ Appreciation Gala will be presented by PSCU!

This year’s virtual event will take place in conjunction with the REACH conference held on October 26 - 29 and November 4-5.

All RMJ Foundation contributors will receive an invitation to RMJ Appreciation Gala via email by October 19th.


The Credit Union Train 

We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 LA County Fair has been cancelled and we will not be running the Credit Union Train at the Fairplex Garden Railroad this year.

The RMJ Foundation would still like support our sponsoring credit unions by showcasing them on our social media outlets and website from September 4- 27. We will be running a picture of their train car and a segment about all the great work they are doing and continues to do during the pandemic.

Check back in September to see this year’s Credit Union Train participants.


RMJ Silent Auction @REACH 

The RMJ Silent Auction at REACH is Live from October 26th to November 5th at 12:30 pm.

Support financial education and place a bid today! Click here to access the auction RMJ Silent Auction at REACH