RSM Foundation

Stewardship in action

RSM US Foundation

In 2014, our firm established the RSM US Foundation as part of our giving strategy and to support our firm's stewardship values. A tax-exempt public charity, our foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow's middle market leaders by:

  • Enhancing educational outcomes through programs for individuals so they can become entrepreneurs or middle market business leaders

  • Supporting organizations committed to providing a more stable environment for youth in the areas of hunger, housing or health, thereby helping them succeed in education

Stewardship is at the core of every decision the RSM US Foundation board makes. It is gratifying to observe the growing impact of the foundation’s giving programs, which total $28.1 million to date.  

RSM US Foundation Annual Report   

Check out our Foundation Annual Report to learn more about our programs and giving.

Local impact

Supporting our universities 

Our value of stewardship calls for us to give back to our profession and support the next generation of business and technology professionals; one of the ways we do this is through our University Giving Match program. 

Support our communities through national charities 

RSM’s commitment to inclusion flows well beyond the boundaries of our firm and our work. We have partnered with dedicated organizations, both local and national, to give back to and create positive change in the communities where we live and work. Core to the picture of our firm are RSM US Foundation partnerships that provide support for education, housing, hunger and health which allow us to invest in the middle market leaders of tomorrow.

Junior Achievement

In January 2020, RSM launched its national partnership with Junior Achievement USA. This relationship not only gives RSM the opportunity to expand volunteer and financial support of Junior Achievement, but also allows our associates the chance to educate and empower young people through financial literacy. The development of the Take Stock in Your Future curriculum coupled with the Stock Market Challenge event fosters interest in finance careers by unlocking the ins and outs of buying, selling, diversification, initial public offerings and more via experiential learning. Through this partnership, RSM is fostering confident, competent future business leaders equipped with real-world learning and skills.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Recognizing the digital divide and educational disparities in communities and school systems experiencing underinvestment, RSM is working to expand its longtime sponsorship and support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) through a new investment in BGCA’s Workforce Readiness program. RSM’s support will help fund BGCA’s overall workforce readiness strategy, build the capacity to supply critical experiences and opportunities at scale, and prepare youth for success in career and in life. This helps ensure young people have the essential skills necessary to enter the workforce by incorporating social-emotional skills into all five core program areas: education, health and wellness, sports and recreation, leadership and service, and arts.

North American food banks

RSM recognizes that food insecurity is a significant challenge for many and it can have material impact on the social, emotional and intellectual development of children. RSM aims to help youth achieve important educational outcomes so they can become the middle market leaders of tomorrow. That is why, since 2015, RSM has worked with North American food banks to feed tens of thousands of students. 

As a commitment to its people, RSM established a meal stipend program for the employees during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unused funds from the program—$1.8 million—were donated to community food banks in the United States and Canada.

Scholarships

Through the RSM US Foundation, we are proud to support tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, business and technology leaders through 27 U.S. student scholarships annually. We are proud to support students across the country in alleviating the financial burden of funding their education, while achieving their goals – in school and beyond. 

Zach Johnson Foundation

The RSM US Foundation supports the Zach Johnson Foundation’s Kids on Course program, which provides tutoring, enrichment, parent engagement, summer learning and long-term mentoring. During the pandemic, the foundation provided support to ensure technology access for the program’s 85 participants. This included secure, reliable internet access for all families of Kids on Course students and access to devices to ensure successful virtual schooling.