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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England Grant

Grants to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
Nonprofits to Promote the Health of Children in Need

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England

Deadline Date:

11/20/18 Receipt


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Grants to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire nonprofit organizations to promote the health and wellbeing of children within the funding source's service area. Priority will be given to direct service projects. Programs must provide meaningful critical health services to children in need.

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to help children live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. To accomplish this mission we support the Ronald McDonald Houses of Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in Providence & Worcester, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in local hospitals and make grants to programs which help children and their families focusing on other nonprofit organizations that align with RMHC Core Programs focusing on critical health care.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180387

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant awarded is approximately $15,000. Proposals for funding should not exceed requests of $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Organizations which receive a grant will not be considered for funding in consecutive years.

After receiving one grant, an organization may only re-apply to RMHC after three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications must include a copy of the organization’s latest audited financial statement and a letter from the IRS stating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Requests for funding may be submitted by members of the McDonald’s family or by any concerned group or individual. However, if an organization or individual is involved with more than one project, Ronald McDonald House Charities asks that a selection be made and only one proposal be submitted per calendar year.

The following is a list of efforts which are generally considered outside RMHC funding guidelines:
-Intermediary funding agencies
-Government-funded programs
-Partisan, political, or denominational programs or campaigns
-Day Care programs
-Subsidiary organizations (We suggest these organizations contact their parent organization and request they submit a grant proposal on their behalf.)
-General public/private school programs
-Advertising or fundraising drives
-Research, debt retirement, Endowment Campaigns
-Salaries or stipends for staff or individuals
-General administrative costs
-Travel expenses

RMHC of Eastern New England does not fund general operating budgets.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Grant Deadline for 2018: February 22nd, May 24th, August 24th and November 20th

Please keep in mind, applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. This means that applications must be in staff hands, not postmarked, by the specified dates.

It may take up to three (3) months after the deadline for funds to be received.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Karen McEachern, Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England, Inc.
3 Industrial Drive, #6
Windham, NH 03087

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Central and Eastern Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island