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RBC and City National Bank are committed to making meaningful and positive contributions to the communities where we live and work. In an effort to support our future generation of leaders, we invest in youth-serving organizations that provide kids with the support and tools necessary for them to achieve their full potential.

At RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley 2018 participants had the ability to voluntarily donate or fundraise for four outstanding nonprofits that are making a significant impact in the lives of Silicon Valley’s youth: BizWorldGirls Who CodePositive Coaching Alliance and Tipping Point. Together, we raised $125,000 USD. We thank all participants who donated to the charities and a special thanks to RBC Capital Markets, RBC Wealth Management, and City National Bank for their generous donations.


RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley charities donated


BizWorld is committed to enriching the quality of education and future prospects for under-served youth, promoting financial literacy, and assisting all children in achieving their highest potential. We are the largest teacher-led entrepreneurial program in the world, having reached nearly 700,000 children in the US and globally. We believe we can inspire every child to have an entrepreneurial spirit: to lead confidently, think critically and creatively, and be financially responsible.

BizWorld is proud to partner with RBC at this exciting inaugural event. We share a commitment to enriching the lives and prospects for youth in our communities and appreciate the support of RBC and the cyclists who participate in this spectacular ride.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Clubs, Campus, and Summer Immersion Program, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities. By the end of 2018, Girls Who Code will have reached over 50,000 girls across the U.S., enabling each one to be a part of a sisterhood that promotes their passion to use technology to solve problems and make a positive impact on the world.

This summer Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will host its inaugural Summer Immersion Program in Jersey City where twenty girls will have a unique opportunity to learn to code at RBC offices. Girls Who Code is thrilled to be a beneficiary of the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley, and to celebrate RBC’s support in building out the talent pipeline of female computer scientists.

Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is dedicated to developing “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school athletics. Nationally, 70% of young athletes stop playing organized sports by age 13 because it is no longer enjoyable. PCA’s mission is to transform the sports culture from a win-at-all-costs mentality to one where every participant has a positive experience. PCA promotes ethical behavior, self-esteem and confidence so youth athletes can focus on personal improvement, the welfare of their teammates, and their education and career goals.

PCA appreciates like-minded corporate partners who focus on impacting youth in our community. As one of the highest rated global banks, RBC recognizes the importance of helping our nation’s youth achieve their full potential, which is why PCA is proud to serve as a charity partner for the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley.

Tipping Point Community

Tipping Point Community works to break the cycle of poverty by identifying the most promising non-profits and improving public systems and policies. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested in the most effective front-line interventions in education, employment, housing and early childhood development. In the past year alone, Tipping Point helped put 23,000 people on a path out of poverty.

Since Tipping Point’s board covers all costs, 100% of every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Expanding the Tipping Point community means growing impact and partnering with the RBC GranFondo is a great opportunity to share Tipping Point’s mission and engage more people in the fight against poverty.

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