SEEDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We believe that “good mines get better” through expansion, resource conversion and technological advancements. However, all operations will eventually come to an end and the impacts of mine closure are felt not only by the workforce and investors, but also by the local community.
We actively seek opportunities to work with our operating partners to advance sustainability initiatives with the goal of aiding communities to thrive both during mining operations and beyond.
We also believe in supporting the education of the industry’s next generation of leadership who will be at the forefront of the continued evolution of responsible resource development and sustainability standards.
Notable recent efforts include:
Royal Gold invested $400,000 in 2019 in partnership with Alamos Gold Inc. for the construction of a medical clinic in Matarachi, Mexico, and the funding of a scholarship program for residents in the area of the Mulatos mine.
In 2015 Royal Gold committed $500,000 over five years to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to advance the university’s minerals and energy industries programs.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We also believe in giving back at home, supporting the communities where we live and work.
Our annual charitable giving is administered by a committee of employees that selects donation targets and recipients in our local communities.
We are proud to partner with leading charities in Denver, Luzern, Toronto and Vancouver who are actively responding to community needs with respect to medical supplies, homelessness, food security, elder care, and education.
ACE Scholarships is a nonprofit organization, committed to providing children of low-income families with scholarships to private schools in grades K-12, and to advocate for expanded school choice. Based in Denver, Colorado, ACE Scholarships currently operates in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Texas, and Wyoming.Learn More About ACE Scholarships
Daily Bread Food Bank
Founded in 1983, Daily Bread Food Bank has grown to become one of Canada’s largest food banks. Daily Bread’s dedicated staff, volunteers, member agencies, and Board of Directors work together to end hunger in local communities and change the way people think about poverty.Learn More About Daily Bread Food Bank
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside (in Vancouver, British Columbia). To achieve this goal, the Centre provides supportive surroundings with meals, counseling, advocacy and programs which nurture and empower members.Learn More About Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Food Bank of the Rockies
The Food Bank of the Rockies operates with a mission to help families thrive by efficiently procuring and distributing food and essentials to the hungry through its programs and partner agencies. In 2019, the Food Bank of the Rockies provided food for more than 56 million meals for people facing hunger.Learn More About Food Bank of the Rockies
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to approximately 8,500 people weekly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. 25% of our clients are children and youth, 22% are seniors. We have specialized nutrition programs for children from birth to 12 years old. We also provide food support to approximately 80 community agencies throughout these communities, such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters and after-school programs, who in turn provide meals and snacks to thousands of people each week.Learn More About Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.Learn More About Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Invest in Kids
Invest in Kids’ (IIK) vision is to ensure that every Colorado child has a strong start in life. IIK is dedicated to addressing the growing health and education disparities between low-income Colorado children and their higher socioeconomic peers. We are committed to facilitating a nonpartisan, collaborative and authentic dialogue that empowers all communities to deliver evidence-based, culturally responsive programs. IIK is committed to assessing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, with an aim to help level the playing field for low-income families by partnering with rural and urban Colorado communities.Learn More About Invest in Kids
Mining4Life is an initiative backed by the global mining industry, with the goal to invest in the economic and social well-being of communities around the world by helping to create and support sustainable health and education solutions for children in need.Learn More About Mining4Life
Project C.U.R.E. identifies, solicits, collects, sorts and distributes medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. Now, due to COVID-19, we are actively supporting local healthcare systems in the U.S. including donations to hospitals, EMS and governments in Denver, Nashville, Houston, Chicago, and Phoenix.Learn More About Project C.U.R.E.
Spitex provides home care for seniors on a 24/7 basis, allowing for a more independent life in a familiar environment. Services include assistance with personal hygiene, eating and drinking, care and support for people with dementia, post hospitalization care, advice on health issues and prevention and advice on aid rental and meal services. With COVID 19 impacting the elderly to such a great extent, Spitex offers in-house assistance to the most vulnerable.Learn More About Spitex
United Way is a worldwide not-for-profit movement. In Canada, we operate in more than 100 communities. Each United Way raises support locally, directly responding to local needs. United Way Greater Toronto sustains a vital social safety net across Peel, Toronto and York Region. Our network of 270 community agencies is there during times of stability and crisis, providing hundreds of thousands of people with much needed support, close to home. Our work is fuelled by groundbreaking research and powerful partnerships with businesses, government and donors, which allow us to identify gaps and mobilize local love to strengthen the places where we all live, work and raise our families.Learn More About United Way
Royal Gold’s commitment to community carries beyond our offices. A number of our current and former directors, officers and employees are active in or otherwise support educational institutions and non-profit organizations, furthering such causes as promotion of community health, elimination of food insecurity and protection of at-risk children. We support these efforts by giving all employees two days of paid leave annually in order to volunteer with non-profit organizations of their choosing.
(Above) Royal Gold employees actively supporting a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Denver, Colorado.
(Above) In response to community needs resulting from COVID-19, Royal Gold is proud to sponsor the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
(Above) Royal Gold is a proud sponsor of the Invest In Kids 2020 Jane-A-Thon fundraiser. In attendance from Royal Gold are Tony Jensen (center), former President and CEO, and Randy Shefman (right), Vice President and General Counsel.
(Above) In early 2021, Royal Gold donated funding to Project C.U.R.E. for a new box truck used to collect and deliver COVID-related and other medical supplies across Colorado.