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

Registration is still open for the 2020 RMJ / Oriegence Annual Golf Tournament. 

This year’s tournament will be held on August 10, 2020 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point California. We will be following all social distancing requirements and have safety measures in place for all areas of the tournament.  

All packages include playing spots (except noted otherwise), player premier gift package, hosted meals & refreshments on the course and after play, logo exposure on tee signage, sponsor board, tournament app and social media outlets.

Don’t miss out! Come have some fun in the sun while supporting financial education.

Click here to register now

2020 RMJ Donor Appreciation Gala 

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

The RMJ Appreciation Gala will be held on Sunday October 25th in Palm Desert, CA

More information to come...


The Credit Union Train 

A special thank you to this year's sponors! CO-OP Financial Services, SchoolsFirst FCU, CU Direct, SCE FCU and PacTrans FCU

This year's Credit Union Train ran from August 30 until September 20.

The railroad runs through a miniature city at the Fair for thousands to see.

The Garden Railroad exhibit has been a part of the Fair since 1924, and RMJ is proud to be a part of it!

This year we had 23 credit union cars joining us on the track.

RMJ Silent Auction @REACH 

There was quite a buzz around this year’s silent auction. We had 25 items ranging from $50 to $1,500 in value that raised more than $6,000!

 Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s auction. We hope to see you all again next year at the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH Conference, Oct. 25-29, 2020 in Palm Desert, CA