On September 5, 1996, the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester and Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Rochester combined to create Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Rochester, New York. This organization continues to operate the Ronald McDonald House, but also provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve children in the greater Rochester community and surrounding counties.
Grants are made primarily from funds raised through special events and promotions in McDonald's restaurants. RMHC is associated with our local McDonald's restaurants, but is not a corporate foundation. Donations designated for operations of the Ronald McDonald House are not used for grantmaking.
Money for the grantmaking program of RMHC of Rochester, NY, does not come from funds donated for the operations of the Ronald McDonald Houses. Rather, funds come from a variety of other sources including McDonald's restaurant canisters and national promotions.