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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

Providing a home away from home for families of children being treated at area hospitals.

three stars

87.83

1501 West Tenth Street Little Rock, AR 72202
tel: (501) 374-1956   Web Site
EIN: 71-0525252

Board Leadership
Diana Smithson
Chair

CEO
Janell Mason
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.83 three stars
  Financial 84.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas works to provide a home away from home that serves and sustains families of children being treated at area hospitals and supports community programs that serve the needs of children, enhance the lives of children and their families by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, and to establish the standard for the highest quality service, support and facilities to positively impact the health and well being of children and their families. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas believes in family first, stewardship, partnership, inspiration, and continuous improvement.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas works to provide a home away from home that serves and sustains families of children being treated at area hospitals and supports community programs that serve the needs of children, enhance the lives of children and their families by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, and to establish the standard for the highest quality service, support and facilities to positively impact the health and well being of children and their families. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas believes in family first, stewardship, partnership, inspiration, and continuous improvement.

Financial

three stars

84.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.47
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas 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?
Paper surveys
How is the organization using feedback?
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 is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our Volunteers
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, When famlies check out, some times they just want to get home
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We found a need for clothing for moms staying at the Ronald McDonald House, and our volunteers put together the Red Carpet, a free boutique for ladies, so that they can get the things they need right here on the 5th floor of our House This program is open twice a month, and always accessible in-between should someone need something
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (AR) 87.83 three stars
CaringBridge (MN) 87.95 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay (FL) 91.49 four stars
National Vaccine Information Center (VA) 93.82 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan (MI) 86.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,132,598
   Federated Campaigns $4,219
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $549,590
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,686,407
   Program Service Revenue $31,852
Total Primary Revenue $2,718,259
   Other Revenue $29,206
TOTAL REVENUE $2,747,465
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $1,049,815
   Administrative Expenses $132,256
   Fundraising Expenses $423,845
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,605,916
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,141,549
   
Net Assets $11,182,580

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
Lodging and Support $1,065,151 98.8%
Dental Care and Oral Health Education $12,845 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.83 three stars
2018-12 04/01/2020 92.86 four stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 94.34 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 71-0525252
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF ARKANSAS 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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(326) Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
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 November, 1979
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$108,042 6.72% Janell Mason Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (AR) 87.83 three stars
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (NY) 96.46 four stars
Center for Mind-Body Medicine (DC) 87.31 three stars
National Vaccine Information Center (VA) 93.82 four stars
The Autism Community in Action (CA) 88.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas
1501 West Tenth Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
tel: (501) 374-1956
EIN: 71-0525252

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Board Leadership

Diana Smithson
Chair

CEO

Janell Mason
Executive Director

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