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Extending the reach and impact of donation dollars

We not only try to improve the health and well-being of children directly through our programs, but we also work with non-profit organizations around the world that are making an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most. Grants to these organizations extend the reach and impact of RMHC and move donation dollars quickly through to areas in their time of need.

Grants in Action
We extend our reach by awarding millions of dollars to organizations who focus on providing access to health care.


American Academy of Pediatrics Inc.

Teaching neonatal resuscitation techniques in resource-limited areas of Africa through its “Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)” program. The goal is to have at least one person skilled in neonatal resuscitation at the birth of every baby benefitting 1,000,000 children.

Burma Humanitarian Mission 

Training and equipping backpack medics who administer healthcare services to 14,000 children annually in the conflict zones of northern and eastern Burma, via 10 backpack medic teams.

Carolina For Kibera

Providing health education training to Community Health Workers and bridging the gap between health facilities and the community benefiting 5,000 children and decreasing childhood mortality rates in Kibera.

Global Emergency Care Collaborative 

Training non-physician clinicians to provide acute, emergency care services that could save the lives of approximately 1,200,000 acutely ill and injured children in Uganda.

National Children's Alliance (NAC)

Providing access to Evidence-based Mental Health Assessment for Abused Youth ensuring
that 500 abused children with mental health needs in Mississippi receive services specifically
targeted to their trauma symptoms.

Partners in Health

Transforming child health in rural Haiti by enhancing nursing training and quality to develop nurse leaders and educators, impacting the lives of 136,000 children. 

Reach Out and Read

Ensuring kindergarten readiness for 3,000 children in the U.S. in the form of individually
tailored early literacy advice and new, age-appropriate children's books through its “Rx for
School Success Project.”

ReSurge International

Training medical trainees in the “ReSurge International in Vietnam: Advanced Surgical
Training (ReVAST)” program that will provide reconstructive surgeries to approximately
365 children in Vietnam next year and train 18 new physicians who will treat more than
5,400 children within the next five years.

Seva Foundation

Preventing blindness and restoring sight for 32,000 Cambodian children through community based eye care education and medical eye services in partnership with the Angkor Hospital for Children.

We are currently in the process of refining our global grant focus to ensure that we advance our mission by reaching children with the greatest needs around the world and ensuring that our resources contribute to impactful and measurable outcomes.  During this process, RMHC will not be receiving grant applications from other non-profit organizations.  We anticipate the next grant cycle to begin in early 2016.

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Previous Grants
Click here to download a list of past RMHC grants.

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    Running with Rose for RMHC

    Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More

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    RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized

    I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read More

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    I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday

    On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More

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    RMHC helped give our family new hope

    My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More

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    Ronald McDonald House Truly Is Our Home

    For my sixteen-year-old son Nathan and me, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford truly is our home. For now. Nathan is on the transplant list to receive a new heart and liver, so we have no idea how long we'll be here. Nathan was first admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in D... Read More

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    Proud to Serve Military Families Across the Country

    Captain Roger Curry, U.S. Navy, and his family are grateful for all that the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has done for their family.Capt. Curry’s daughter, Megan, suffers from Gata-2 Deficiency, a rare genetic blood disorder. Last year, Megan spent 198 nights at the House, which her father descri... Read More

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    All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

    Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

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    Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

    When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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    Forever Grateful for RMHC

    When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... Read More

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    Comfort, Care and Support

    After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More



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