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Health : Patient and Family Support

Ronald McDonald House New York

Keeping Families Close

81.42

405 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021
tel: (212) 639-0100   Web Site
EIN: 13-2933654

Board Leadership
Robert Grubert
Chairman Of The Board

CEO
Ruth Browne
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.42
  Financial 73.90
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our founding in 1978, Ronald McDonald House® New York has provided temporary lodging and care for more than 35,000 families while their child battles cancer.

When families must travel to New York City for the advanced cancer treatment they can't get anywhere else, they can find a loving place to stay at our House. We're proud to provide a supportive, caring place that keeps families close when they need each other most.

Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan and in close proximity to 8 major cancer treatment centers, Ronald McDonald House New York welcomes children and families from across the country and the world. The House can accommodate 95 families including 6 post-transplant suites.

We offer families additional support through wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, and camaraderie.

Since our founding in 1978, Ronald McDonald House® New York has provided temporary lodging and care for more than 35,000 families while their child battles cancer.

When families must travel to New York City for the advanced cancer treatment they can't get anywhere else, they can find a loving place to stay at our House. We're proud to provide a supportive, caring place that keeps families close when they need each other most.

Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan and in close proximity to 8 major cancer treatment centers, Ronald McDonald House New York welcomes children and families from across the country and the world. The House can accommodate 95 families including 6 post-transplant suites.

We offer families additional support through wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, and camaraderie.

Financial

73.90

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
63.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.22
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House New York (NY) 81.42
Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (NY) 87.39
The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding (CA) 85.72
For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (PA) 90.31
The Gathering Place, Beachwood (OH) 88.03

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,546,735
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $5,894,273
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $15,441,008
   Program Service Revenue $608,489
Total Primary Revenue $16,049,497
   Other Revenue $1,476,233
TOTAL REVENUE $17,525,730
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,361,062
   Administrative Expenses $1,985,595
   Fundraising Expenses $4,471,826
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,818,483
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-292,753
   
Net Assets $121,028,680

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
Temporary Home $8,567,302 75.4%
Education & Family Activities Program $1,764,346 15.5%
Volunteer Program $606,940 5.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 81.42
2018-12 12/01/2020 77.69
2018-12 05/01/2020 77.61
2017-12 04/01/2019 77.17
2016-12 04/01/2018 79.31
2015-12 07/01/2017 82.76
2014-12 07/01/2016 81.55
2013-12 06/01/2016 78.36
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.06
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.21
2011-12 04/01/2013 80.32
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.07
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.09
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 83.43
2008-12 03/01/2010 81.50
2007-12 11/01/2008 81.68
2006-12 12/15/2007 82.53
2005-12 02/01/2007 89.91
2004-12 03/01/2006 80.85
2003-12 01/05/2005 71.69

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

EIN 13-2933654
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF NEW YORK 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 (179) Other health services
(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 July, 1978
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
$518,844 2.91% Ruth Browne President & CEO

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Official Charity Response

Ronald McDonald House New York provides care, support and services to families battling pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses within our House on East 73rd Street in Manhattan, as well as in partnering hospitals across the five boroughs. We are focused on addressing the social determinants of health, ensuring health equity among vulnerable and at-risk populations in New York City, and keeping families close to each other and the treatment their children need.

•Our organization has served more than 59,000 pediatric cancer patients and their families over the past 40 years, throughout all five boroughs of New York City (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island), in addition to families across every state in the U.S. and around the world. Approximately 40% of families who stay at our House are international.

• Ronald McDonald House New York’s 11-story, 79,000 square-foot House features 95 guest rooms – including six post-transplant suites – four full guest kitchens, complimentary laundry facilities, two outdoor terraces, private libraries, a dining room, living room, playroom, AOL Media Lounge, a wellness center and a 24-hour reception desk.

• At Ronald McDonald House New York, we know that social determinants of health have a tremendous impact on an individual’s recovery from an illness – and unfortunately, these circumstances are largely responsible for health inequities. Research shows that while 20% of a person’s recovery from illness is based on clinical care, 80% is socially determined. Ronald McDonald House New York addresses these social factors and advances health equity by providing economic and financial assistance, food and nutrition, early childhood development, music and arts, transportation, peer-to-peer support, education, language access, culturally competent programming, and wellness services.  Less than two decades ago, approximately 80% of children staying at the House during treatment did not make it; today, 80% survive and thrive.

• Our programs extend well beyond the confines of the House, as we have a strong presence in each of the five boroughs and continue to grow and strengthen our organization’s impact across New York City. We are committed to ensuring that all families – especially those in lower-income communities – have access to the critical resources and care they need to overcome serious pediatric illnesses.

• We are reaching our hand out into the New York City community, providing support to local families outside of the House who need us most. Through partnerships with eight leading healthcare systems, we serve families with children undergoing treatment for cancer as well as other serious illnesses at New York City hospitals through various initiatives, and we continue to expand our offerings.

•To provide health equity and support services to vulnerable and at-risk populations in New York City, Ronald McDonald House New York initiated a firsttime partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public healthcare system in the United States. This partnership is particularly significant, as it addresses the social determinants of health in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color across New York City’s five boroughs that are often overlooked. o Designed to support families with hospitalized children, the Hospitality Carts stroll the hospital hallways with healthy treats, refreshments and personal care items. The Hospitality Carts are currently located at the Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

•The Ronald McDonald Family Room at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County provides support to family members and caregivers of hospitalized children. The program offers laundry services, favorite foods, personal items, relaxation sessions, mail delivery and more, enabling families to focus on what is most important: their time together and beating cancer.

? As the Ronald McDonald Family Room remains closed due to COVID-19, we have pivoted to serve families at Kings County through meal deliveries to the NICU, PICU and pediatric units. Ronald McDonald House New York is currently developing plans to build additional respite centers in other major New York City hospitals that will significantly expand our care and support to families as they experience the most difficult fight of their lives. 

•Ronald McDonald House New York’s Family Support Services offers families bedside support at the hospital. Through the Bedside Program, a dedicated team member from the Family Support team will travel to the hospital to provide oneon-one support for families.

• Ronald McDonald House New York ensures children get the opportunity to be kids first and patients second. Our programs help provide children and their families with a sense of normalcy after treatment through various services, including wellness programs, educational tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, specialized support groups, a bereavement program and more. 

Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House New York
405 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021
tel: (212) 639-0100
fax: (212) 639-0176
EIN: 13-2933654

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Board Leadership

Robert Grubert
Chairman Of The Board

CEO

Ruth Browne
President & CEO

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