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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin

To Keep Families Together and promote the Health and Well-being of Children

four stars

96.41

8948 Watertown Plank Road Milwaukee, WI 53226
tel: (414) 475-5333   Web Site
EIN: 39-1433107

Board Leadership
Dan Geigler
Chairperson

CEO
Ann Petrie
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.41 four stars
  Financial 94.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin is dedicated to easing the burden of families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their child's illness or injury. We provide a home away from home. Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children. Since our doors opened in 1984, more than 33,000 families have called the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee home. In 2014 we completed a major expansion, so now we have 70 rooms available families. In 2017, we served 2,620 families for 18,627 nights. These families stayed an average of days, but 47% had to stay longer than 1 month, some up to a year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin is dedicated to easing the burden of families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their child's illness or injury. We provide a home away from home. Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children. Since our doors opened in 1984, more than 33,000 families have called the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee home. In 2014 we completed a major expansion, so now we have 70 rooms available families. In 2017, we served 2,620 families for 18,627 nights. These families stayed an average of days, but 47% had to stay longer than 1 month, some up to a year.

Financial

four stars

94.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.44
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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 is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Staff shared feedback regarding our dress code and changes were made to address the concerns raised We decided to begin planning to re-purpose an existing House space based on feedback to better serve our families Changes were also implemented for our expressive therapies programs based on family feedback to ensure the highest quality programming and to find balance between family needs and program partners capacity
This Constituent Feedback information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Feedback information published on this organization's page has no effect on its star rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 96.41 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.49 four stars
Georgia Transplant Foundation (GA) 94.04 four stars
Men's Health Network (DC) 89.48 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (IA) 91.54 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,617,755
   Federated Campaigns $31,863
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $769,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,419,558
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,419,558
   Other Revenue $849,340
TOTAL REVENUE $6,268,898
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,591,651
   Administrative Expenses $425,956
   Fundraising Expenses $313,945
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,331,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,937,346
   
Net Assets $34,660,339

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Ronald McDonald House Operations $2,591,651 100.0%

Ratings History
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/01/2020 96.41 four stars
2018-12 09/03/2019 99.13 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 97.05 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 99.16 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 96.37 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 95.40 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 93.88 four stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.04 three stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 83.29 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 82.69 three stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 86.56 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 91.28 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1433107
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF EASTERN WISCONSIN INC
NTEE Code E86
NTEE Classification Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (399) Other housing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$159,628 4.79% Ann Petrie President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin (WI) 96.41 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 93.30 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Houston (TX) 89.36 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina (NC) 90.91 four stars
Compassionate Care ALS (MA) 93.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin
8948 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
tel: (414) 475-5333
fax: (414) 475-6342
EIN: 39-1433107

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Board Leadership

Dan Geigler
Chairperson

CEO

Ann Petrie
President, CEO

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