Ronald McDonald House Charities
Toronto, ON M3C 3L4
President & CEO: Cathy Loblaw
Board Chair: Richard Ellis
Charitable Reg. #: 11912 3032 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Impact Rating: Low
Full-time staff #0
Avg. Compensation $0
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities:
Founded in 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a national organization that supports Canadian families with sick children through its network of Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms, and Care Mobiles. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital. They have qualified staff and dedicated volunteers who take care of the day-to-day essentials of running a home, and offer programs ranging from dinner programs to meditation. Family Rooms are in hospitals and provide a calm and supportive space for families. Care Mobiles deliver healthcare – such as immunizations, preventative check-ups, and dental care – to vulnerable communities.
Ronald McDonald House Charities reports that 70% of Canadians live outside a city with a children’s hospital, which means that they must travel for medical care if their child is seriously sick or injured. There are 15 Houses, 16 Family Rooms and 2 Care Mobiles across Canada. In 2016, 13,260 families stayed at a Ronald McDonald House, 14,744 families used a Family room, and 2,954 patients were served by Care Mobiles. During 2016, RMHC opened a Ronald McDonald House in Windsor as well as a family room in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Mississauga, Ontario; and Sudbury, Ontario. The charity will expand to 37 Family Rooms by 2021.
The charity states that 3,927 families were waitlisted, and 2,282 families were turned away due to lack of space.
Results and Impact: At Ronald McDonald Houses, families pay an average of $11.50 per night if it can be afforded but are not obligated to pay a fee. An RBC study indicates that Ronald McDonald programs saved Canadian families $29.3m in 2015 by avoiding hotel, parking, laundry, food, and daycare fees.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is a Large charity with donations and special events revenues of $10.4m in 2017. Its administrative costs are 5% of revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of donations. For every dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. The charity has funding reserves of $26.5m, which can cover grants for 4.8 years. This coverage ratio does not show a need for funding.
Note: The charity does not report any employees or any employee compensation on its T3010 filings.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 24, 2018 by Joeyanne Cheung.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.5%||3.4%||3.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.8%||6.7%||9.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||481.4%||427.5%||288.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||4,273||4,782||3,147|