Mission: Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs th ... (More)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1995, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.rmhlv.com/

 2323 Potosi Street
Las Vegas NV 89146 

  702-252-4663


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Exceptional

This charity's score is 94.47, earning it a 4-Star rating. Donors can "Give with Confidence" to this charity. 

This score is calculated from two sub-scores:

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year published by the IRS.

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

78.2%


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's average program expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Administrative Expenses

9.8%


As reported by charities on their IRS Form 990, this measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's average administrative expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Expenses

11.9%


This measure reflects what a charity spends to raise money. Fundraising expenses can include campaign printing, publicity, mailing, and staffing and costs incurred in soliciting donations, memberships, and grants. Dividing a charity's average fundraising expenses by its average total functional expenses yields this percentage. We calculate the charity's average expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

3.8%


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Part of our goal in rating the financial performance of charities is to help donors assess the financial capacity and sustainability of a charity. As do organizations in other sectors, charities must be mindful of their management of total liabilites in relation to their total assets. This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and or long term sustainability. Dividing a charity's total liabilities by its total assets yields this percentage.


Source: IRS Form 990

Fundraising Efficiency

$0.11


The amount spent to raise $1 in charitable contributions. To calculate a charity's fundraising efficiency, we divide its average fundraising expenses by the average total contributions it receives. We calculate the charity's average expenses and average contributions over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Working Capital Ratio

2.64 years


Determines how long a charity could sustain its level of spending using its net available assets, or working capital, as reported on its most recently filed Form 990. We include in a charity's working capital unrestricted and temporarily restricted net assets, and exclude permanently restricted net assets. Dividing these net available assets in the most recent year by a charity's average total expenses, yields the working capital ratio. We calculate the charity's average total expenses over its three most recent fiscal years.


Source: IRS Form 990

Program Expense Growth

8.14%


We compute the average annual growth of program expenses using the following formula: [(Yn/Y0)(1/n)]-1, where Y0 is a charity's program expenses in the first year of the interval analyzed, Yn is the charity's program expenses in the most recent year, and n is the interval of years passed between Y0 and Yn.


Source: IRS Form 990

Governance


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has these governance practices in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990

Governance:
Independent Voting Board Members  ... (More)
No Material Diversion of Assets ... (More)

A diversion of assets – any unauthorized conversion or use of the organization's assets other than for the organization's authorized purposes, including but not limited to embezzlement or theft – can seriously call into question a charity's financial integrity. We check the charity's last two Forms 990 to see if the charity has reported any diversion of assets. If the charity does report a diversion, then we check to see if it complied with the Form 990 instructions by describing what happened and its corrective action. This metric will be assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Full Credit: There has been no diversion of assets within the last two years.

  • Partial Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity has used Schedule O on the Form 990 to explain: the nature of the diversion, the amount of money or property involved and the corrective action taken to address the matter. In this situation, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: There has been a diversion of assets within the last two years and the charity's explanation on Schedule O is either non-existent or not sufficient. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Audited Financials Prepared by Independent Accountant ... (More)

Audited financial statements provide important information about financial accountability and accuracy. They should be prepared by an independent accountant with oversight from an audit committee. (It is not necessary that the audit committee be a separate committee. Often at smaller charities, it falls within the responsibilities of the finance committee or the executive committee.) The committee provides an important oversight layer between the management of the organization, which is responsible for the financial information reported, and the independent accountant, who reviews the financials and issues an opinion based on its findings. We check the charity's Form 990 reporting to see if it meets this criteria.

  • Full Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant with an audit oversight committee.

  • Partial Credit: The charity's audited financials were prepared by an independent accountant, but it did not have an audit oversight committee. In this case, we deduct 7 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
  • No Credit: The charity did not have its audited financials prepared by an independent accountant. In this case, we deduct 15 points from the charity's Accountability and Transparency score.
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Does Not Provide Loan(s) to or Receive Loan(s) From Related Parties ... (More)
Documents Board Meeting Minutes ... (More)
Distributes 990 to Board Before Filing ... (More)
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Policies


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization has these policies in place.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Policies:
Conflict of Interest  ... (More)
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Records Retention and Destruction ... (More)
CEO Compensation Process ... (More)
Donor Privacy ... (More)

Donors have expressed extreme concern about the use of their personal information by charities and the desire to have this information kept confidential. The exchanging and sale of lists for telemarketing and the mass distribution of "junk mail," among other things, can be minimized if the charity assures the privacy of its donors. Privacy policies are assigned to one of the following categories:

  • Yes: This charity has a written donor privacy policy published on its website, which states unambiguously that (1) it will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations or (2) it will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so.

  • Opt-out: The charity has a written privacy policy published on its website which enables donors to tell the charity to remove their names and contact information from lists the charity shares or sells. How a donor can have themselves removed from a list differs from one charity to the next, but any and all opt-out policies require donors to take specific action to protect their privacy.
  • No: This charity either does not have a written donor privacy policy in place to protect their contributors' personal information, or the existing policy does not meet our criteria.

The privacy policy must be specific to donor information. A general website policy which references "visitor" or "user" personal information will not suffice. A policy that refers to donor information collected on the website is also not sufficient as the policy must be comprehensive and applicable to both online and offline donors. The existence of a privacy policy of any type does not prohibit the charity itself from contacting the donor for informational, educational, or solicitation purposes.

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Transparency


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990, or for some metrics on the charity's website, that the organization makes this information easily accessible.


Sources Include: IRS Form 990 and organization's website

Transparency:
CEO Salary Listed on 990 ... (More)
Board of Directors Listed on Website ... (More)
Key Staff Listed on Website ... (More)
Audited Financial Statements on Website ... (More)
Form 990 Available on Website ... (More)

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are this organizations key compensated staff members as identified by our analysts. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



Alyson Mccarthy, CEO

$102,610 (4.73% of Total Expenses)


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. (BMF activity code: 320)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Staffing


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Due to health and safety constraints at hospitals caused by COVID-19, RMHLV suspended operations of two programs. This caused a temporary decrease in funding ratio of Programs to Fundraising and Administrative Expenses from 78% to 75%. Since RMHLV applied and received the PPP loan, they were able to employ and retain staff at pre-COVID-19 levels for at least six months. Additionally, the restrictions on in-person activities due to the pandemic affected the fundraising of related in-person activities with a 42% loss of anticipated income.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Due to health and safety constraints at hospitals caused by COVID-19 in 2020, RMHLV suspended operations of two programs -- the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunrise Children's Hospital and the Lunch Is On Us! hospital meal delivery program, which, together, serve more than 50,000 individuals every year.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

RMHLV is both humbled and proud that the cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, has been providing essential services to families already in medical crisis throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. RMHLV was one of the first Houses to receive approval from RMHC Global to continue providing services at the Ronald McDonald House. For approval, RMHLV provided a full program reinstatement plan outlined in four phases that detail protocol on accepting families, social distancing, and updated cleaning and disinfectant guidelines. RMHLV prides itself in offering family-centered spaces and had to find ways to provide a sense of comfort and community while updating health and safety protocols and complying with local and state guidelines. Through the agility, determination, and focus of the staff under the leadership of the CEO, RMHLV overcame those challenges and ensured the Ronald McDonald House remained open to provide a safe and supportive place for families facing crisis upon crisis.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

RMHLV will continue to utilize innovations implemented during the pandemic that will continue to increase the accessibility of programs, volunteer opportunities, and events. Specifically, RMHLV will continue to offer off-site volunteer opportunities to allow more groups to contribute to the mission. Additionally, QR codes is another simple addition to materials and signage that will make it easier for individuals to submit a survey about RMHLV programming, RSVP to an event, or donate to the organization. Lastly, the increased communication to families, volunteers, and supporters will also continue to be a priority.


Historical Ratings

Date PublishedForm 990 FYEOverall ScoreOverall Rating
Rating Version: 2.1
2/1/20212019 94.47
3/1/20202018 93.77
12/20/20192017 91.24
12/21/20182017 89.57

This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to it's Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

3/1/20182016 87.83
3/1/20172015 89.81
6/1/20162014 89.73
Rating Version: 2.0
12/1/20152014 89.54
6/1/20152013 88.69
2/1/20142012 82.10
7/1/20132011 87.41

...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$966,795

Spent in most recent FY

57%

Percent of program expenses


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE (RMH) KEEPS FAMILIES CLOSE WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST BY PROVIDING A TEMPORARY "HOME AWAY FROM HOME" FOR FAMILIES WHO MUST TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS TO RECEIVE CR ... (More)


$287,111

Spent in most recent FY

17%

Percent of program expenses


RMHC SCHOLARSHIPS RMHC AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND CONTINUING COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM CLARK AND NYE COUNTIES WHO DEMONSTRATE A FINANCIAL NEED AND WHO MIGHT NOT OTHER ... (More)


$157,869

Spent in most recent FY

9%

Percent of program expenses


LUNCH IS ON US IN AN EFFORT TO HELP RELIEVE THE FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL STRESS OF HAVING A CHILD IN THE HOSPITAL, RMHC VOLUNTEERS PREPARE AND DELIVER FREE HEALTHY SACK LUNCHES TO FAMILIES SITTING AT T ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is to create and support programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC® and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


To become the premier children’s charity in Southern Nevada – focusing on family-centered care and linking families to the immediate and vital medical and social resources their children need to heal, grow, learn and lead – so that they may one day take their place as healthy and productive members of society.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Attract and maintain a mission-driven team of staff, volunteers, and board members

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Two: Expand and launch programs that establish RMHC as a leader in family-centered care

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Build a community brand of trust and familiarity that attracts supporters and partners

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

All employees, at no cost to them, are required to participate in at least six professional development trainings or webinars. RMHLV's Executive Team also participated in ten hours of leadership development based on The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team to create the One RMHC! Playbook.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

RMHLV engages in strategic partnerships with other organizations to fulfill its mission to create and support programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile epitomizes one of those partnerships with Nevada Health Centers providing the dental services provided on RMHLV's mobile dental unit. Similarly, while RMHLV provides housing, meals, and transportation to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in coordination with hospitals and health centers, RMHLV partners with other organizations to provide additional supportive services, such as counseling, additional baby supplies (e.g. Baby's Bounty), as well as flights (e.g. Miracle Flights).

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


RMHLV is both humbled and proud that the cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, has been providing essential services to families already in medical crisis throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. RMHLV was one of the first Houses to receive approval from RMHC Global to continue providing services at the Ronald McDonald House. For approval, RMHLV provided a full program reinstatement plan outlined in four phases that detail protocol on accepting families, social distancing, and updated cleaning and disinfectant guidelines. RMHLV prides itself in offering family-centered spaces and had to find ways to provide a sense of comfort and community while updating health and safety protocols and complying with local and state guidelines. Through the agility, determination, and focus of the staff under the leadership of the CEO, RMHLV overcame those challenges and ensured the Ronald McDonald House remained open to provide a safe and supportive place for families facing crisis upon crisis. RMHLV adapted to the changing fundraising landscape by taking two of their signature events online in a virtual format. While the world shutdown in mid-March of 2020, RMHLV continued with their planned Runnin' for the House 5K Run and Fun Walk in April by providing resources and tools for supporters to participate in their own neighborhoods. Additionally, the Annual Gala went completely online with the launch of a new website, replicating rooms at the Ronald McDonald House. Each room was represented by a different page on the website that had activities, videos, or stories to share more about the mission. This concept alongside virtual volunteer opportunities earned RMHLV an award by the Wynn Resorts, Ltd. for outstanding Virtual Programming for 2020 at the Wynn's Inaugural Nonprofit Awards.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Paper surveys, Case management notes, Suggestion box/email


How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Other means


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

When constructive feedback was provided by a guest family, executive staff responded by providing retraining to staff within the organization that would have addressed the family's concerns.



Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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