Our Relationship with McDonald's
Ronald McDonald House Charities has been McDonald’s "charity of choice" for over 40 years.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, but McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor. Portions of the annual operating costs for Ronald McDonald Houses are supported by McDonald’s and owner/operators of local McDonald’s restaurants. The remainder of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of individual and corporate donors. McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support:
Franchises partner with local Chapters for promotional and fundraising events.
McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers.
Owner/operators participate in local and global RMHC boards.
RMHC Donation Boxes hosted in restaurants are the largest source of ongoing RMHC Global fundraising.
A percentage of in-restaurant sales of USA Today is donated to RMHC.
Although McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor, no company can solely fund RMHC programs and our projected growth. We need the support of the entire community and greatly value any support you can afford to RMHC, whether it’s through cash donations, your time, or fundraising efforts.