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
QUALIFICATIONS FOR RMHC GRANTS
- 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, 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