Our Causes

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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.

As part of this commitment, we are thrilled that our RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley participants will have the ability to voluntarily donate to 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 hope to make a difference.


BizWorld’s mission is to empower children to become 21st century thinkers by awakening their entrepreneurial spirit, inspiring them to become the architects of their futures, and giving them the confidence to transform their world. The original BizWorld program began as a grassroots movement in Silicon Valley to teach students important business skills that many of them were not being taught at home or at school.

Today, BizWorld.org is the largest teacher-led entrepreneurial program in the world, having taught and inspired over 700,000 children across the U.S. and in 100 countries. BizWorld is excited to partner with RBC and the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley in demonstration of our shared commitment to enriching the quality of education and future prospects for underserved youth, promoting financial literacy, and assisting children in achieving their highest potential.

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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