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    We are thrilled you’ve decided to join our family. Today, you have joined a global movement that enables families to focus on what’s most important – their sick child – while we take care of the rest!

    Your friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities


    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.

    The RMHC Global Grants program supports programs that provide access to quality care to children and enables families to actively support and participate in their child’s care. 

    The 2016-2020 Grants program is focused on oral health needs in the U.S. and maternal and child health needs in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Proposals will be accepted by invitation only in the above focused areas of need and geographic location.

    The 2016-2017 grant cycle is now closed. 

    Please also note that we reserve the right to adjust program guidelines, including submission deadlines and processes, at any time.

    Questions? Please contact


    Click here to download a list of past RMHC grants.


    Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

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      Rose Torphy's Family


      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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      The Wehr Family


      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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      The Soderstrom Family


      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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      The Haemmerle Family


      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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      The Castleberry Family


      Miracle Twins Celebrate First Birthday

      As the mother of four girls, I was so excited that one of the twins I was expecting was a boy. When we learned there was a blockage in his urethra causing major kidney damage and putting our unborn son in danger, we were scared but determined to find a way to help him. We pushed doctors to try every... Read More

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      Raylee & Gene White


      There’s Nothing Like the Ronald McDonald House

      My wife Cynthia and I met our great-granddaughter Raylee when she was six-months-old and suffering from infantile spasms. She was having up to 60 seizures a day and would sometimes stop breathing. We were so lucky to find an amazing child neurologist to treat Raylee at Children's of Alabama in B... Read More

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      The Madigan Family


      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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      The Curry Family


      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 Games


      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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      Whitley Simpson


      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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