Grant application

The objective of this organization is simple and concise: to help children live happier, healthier and more productive lives. RMHC grants are awarded to organizations that develop, support and encourage programs designed to make a difference in the lives of children in three main areas:

  • Health care and medical research, including the Ronald McDonald House
  • Education and the arts
  • Civic and social service


  • Projects must address real problems in a definitive manner and have measurable impact. (More detailed guidelines are set forth in the Grant Application form).
  • An organization applying for a grant must be a non-profit with a 501(c) tax exempt status.
  • Proposals must be submitted at least four weeks before a Board meeting to be reviewed at that meeting the Board meets quarterly.
  • Once a proposal has been submitted, the applicant will receive a letter acknowledging its receipt.
  • Should the local RMHC Board have questions regarding the proposal, the applicant may be contacted for further information and site visit will be scheduled.
  • Notification of Board decisions on funding will be communicated in writing.
  • Grants will be considered for organizations within 13 counties represented by McDonald’s Owner/Operators in the Johnstown/Altoona cooperative: Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Fulton, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Mifflin and Somerset.

The following is a list of those efforts which are generally considered to be outside the RMHC funding guidelines:

  • Capitol funding or building campains
  • Endowment campaigns
  • General administrative cost
  • Advertising or fundraising drives
  • Travel or salaries for staff or individuals
  • Partisan, political or denominational programs Intermediary funding agencies

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