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Open Call for RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant Applications

Grants range from $25,000 to $500,000 with an application deadline of March 4, 2011

TORONTO, December 23, 2010 — Applications are now being accepted for the RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants which provide funding for projects related to watershed protection and access to safe drinking water.

RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants range from $25,000 to $500,000 and are eligible for organizations with projects in any of the countries in which RBC is located, including Canada, the United States, Caribbean and British Isles. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2011 and organizations will be advised if they will receive a grant by June 30, 2011.

The RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year, $50 million philanthropic commitment to support organizations that are committed to watershed protection and providing access to clean drinking water. Since 2007, RBC has committed more than $27 million in single and multi-year grants to over 300 organizations worldwide. Being selected for a grant is a competitive process. In 2010, RBC received over 175 applications for leadership grants, and 29 of these were successful in receiving funding.

For more information and to download an online application form, visit

RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is included on the Dow Jones World and North American Sustainability Indices, the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index and the Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking. In 2010, RBC contributed more than $130 million to community causes worldwide, through donations of more than $56.6 million, and an additional $73.5 million in sponsorship of community events and national organizations including our support of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays.

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For more information, please contact:
Jackie Braden, Brand Communications, 416-974-1724,