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Ronald McDonald House Charities • McDonald's Partnership

McDonald's Partnership

McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owners, Customers and Vendors

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an autonomous 501(c)3 charitable organization governed by a 30 member volunteer board of trustees.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area Inc. has licensing agreements with Ronald McDonald House Charities/McDonald’s global to use and operate the trademarked programs of RMHC.  To maintain our licensing agreement, each local RMHC is held to a high standard of program excellence and fiscal accountability.  RMHC of the Intermountain Area was established locally with the help of the Kroc Family through initial endowment gifts, and today we do not receive operating support from McDonald’s global.

Intermountain Area McDonald's owner/operators generously support RMHC by: sponsoring fundraising partnerships in their restaurants everyday (e.g. McHappy Day, Fries for Families, in store promotions and collection canisters), sponsoring special events (e.g., Gala, Golf Classic, and other events) and making personal financial & volunteer contributions.  Ronald McDonald House Charities Worldwide provides administrative support; training and oversight of the global charity; and helps secure in-kind gifts and services from vendors (e.g. Kohler, Lazy-Boy, Bissell, Coca Cola, Corian, Brand Source, DirecTV, Benjamin Moore, etc.).  Guest families pay as they are able.  However, with guest fees and the generous support of local McDonald’s owners and customers, we must still raise approximately 77% of our annual budget from private charitable dollars. We appreciate our strong partnership with McDonald’s, and our work is only possible with strong support from people like you from the communities that we operate in and serve.