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RCU Foundation

Our nonprofit foundation has given more than $8 million to support organizations and initiatives in our communities

Phone: 800-341-9911
Email: foundation@rcu.org

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The RCU Foundation is a perfect example of how we are striving to live out our core purpose of creating a positive impact in the lives we touch. The Foundation awards grant funds to organizations in the communities Royal serves across Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. Since it began in 2012, the RCU Foundation has given more than $8 million to our communities.

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Seal of TransparencyYou can help us create a positive impact with your gift to the Foundation. A full 100% of your tax-deductible gift will go directly to initiatives in our communities.

Request Support

You may also request the support of the RCU Foundation. We are currently considering requests for capital projects impacting the arts, education, and health. Applications for support are reviewed twice a year on the following schedule:

Complete Application Received March 1 Sept. 1
Decision Timeframe (anticipated) June Dec.
Application Review April Oct.

Requests are carefully evaluated on several criteria, including:

  • Demonstrated need and community benefit
  • Geographic focus on areas that Royal serves, especially near office locations
  • Significance and impact, especially the total number of people that will benefit
  • Organization or initiative capacity and credibility
  • Future sustainability and plan for ongoing expenses
  • Demonstrated financial support from a variety of sources, with the RCU Foundation not the largest or sole source of project funding
  • The Foundation does not support direct grants to individuals; trips or travel; religious organizations for religious purposes; athletic facilities; sports team sponsorships; personnel or staffing costs; programming or operating expenses; or initiatives outside areas served by Royal

Recent Awards








  • Discovery Center, Osceola, WI, $250,000*
  • Sport Court at Osceola Medical Center, WI, $50,000 - Watch their story
  • Confluence Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI, $1,000,000*
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI, $100,000- Watch their story
  • YMCA Twin Cities, MN, $36,000*



  • Emergency Department Renovation at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI, $100,000*
  • Academic Success Center at Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI, $20,000


 *Multi-year gift.

RCU Foundation Annual Reports