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

Register now for the 17th annual RMJ Golf Tournament! It will be a day full of golf, games and fun. Click on the link below to register and join the fun while supporting the RMJ Foundation!

Below are photos from last years event, hope to see you in August!

Photo Gallery

RMJ Donor Gala 2017

Thank you for joining us for our 2017 RMJ Donor Appreciation Gala – it was great to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones! We’re so thankful you took the time to help us celebrate the success the RMJ Foundation has had this year.

 A special thanks to our sponsor for the evening, Fiserv, and to Teresa Freeborn for opening her home up to all of us!

 Thank you for your continued support of the RMJ Foundation, and we look forward to seeing you next year

Click on the link below to see the evening

Photo Gallery

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

Be a part of the 2018 Credit Union Train on display at the Fairplex Railroad during the 2018 L.A. Fair August 31 to September 23, 2018.                                   

Click here to see a video of last years Credit Union Train

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!