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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 February 3, 2012

TORONTO, November 29, 2011 —Applications are now being accepted for the RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants. These grants will 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 regions in which RBC is located, including Canada, the United States, Caribbean and the British Isles.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 3, 2012.

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 $32 million in single and multi-year grants to over 450 organizations worldwide. Being selected for a grant is a competitive process. In 2011, RBC received over 180 applications for leadership grants, and 31 of these were successful in receiving funding.

For more information and to download an online application form, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater (opens new window).

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 $130.1 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.

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For more information, please contact:
Jackie Braden, Brand Communications, 416-974-1724, jackie.braden@rbc.com