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.

 2017 RMJ / CU Direct Annual Golf Classic

What a great day! Thank you to all of our supporters. With your help, we raised more than $50,000 for the RMJ Foundation and our Bite of Reality program. 

Click on the link below to see photos of the day. 

Photo Gallery


RMJ Donor Gala 2017

This is a special opportunity for the RMJ Foundation to thank our donors for their support through 2017. The gala will take place on November 5 in Rancho Mirage; it will be hosted at the gorgeous home of Teresa Freeborn and is sponsored by Fiserv. Come celebrate another year of success with us! The event is by invitation only; it's not too late to make a donation and get on the invitation list! 

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

We had another great year at the LA County Fair!

Thank you to everyone who participated and came out to see the Credit Union Train!

Click here to see a video of the Credit Union Train.

RMJ Silent Auction @REACH 

Thanks to the California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues, the RMJ Foundation will once again be the recipient at this year's Silent Auction at REACH!

Sponsors in the exhibit hall will be donating items for attendees to bid on while they're visiting in the hall. Additional items can be delivered to the RMJ Foundation booth. Credit union attendees can support the Foundation by bidding generously on these items!

This year's REACH conference will be in Palm Desert November 5th - 7th  at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort. 

We'll see you there!