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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California

Keeping Families Close

three stars

85.49

4560 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
tel: (323) 644-6400   Web Site
EIN: 95-3167869

Board Leadership
Jeff Kaminski
Chair

CEO
Vincent M. Bryson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.49 three stars
  Financial 79.49 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California was founded 41 years ago in 1977. The mission of our organization is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. We express this mission primarily through Ronald McDonald Houses located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Orange County and Bakersfield, through Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a cost-free sleep away camp for children with cancer and their siblings located in the mountains near Idyllwild, and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Orange County. The Southern California chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is the largest in the United States.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California was founded 41 years ago in 1977. The mission of our organization is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. We express this mission primarily through Ronald McDonald Houses located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Orange County and Bakersfield, through Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a cost-free sleep away camp for children with cancer and their siblings located in the mountains near Idyllwild, and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Orange County. The Southern California chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is the largest in the United States.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of nights families were able to keep close to their child receiving hospital treatment at a Southern California Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room.
55,273
Number of families served by a Southern California Ronald McDonald House or a Ronald McDonald Family Room.
63,214
Number of families attending Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.
1,327
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (CA) 85.49 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri (MO) 86.10 three stars
Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area (CA) 97.53 four stars
Any Baby Can of San Antonio (TX) 88.88 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona (AZ) 88.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,645,712
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,132,825
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $12,778,537
   Program Service Revenue $707,704
Total Primary Revenue $13,486,241
   Other Revenue $3,357,695
TOTAL REVENUE $16,843,936
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,545,602
   Administrative Expenses $1,551,740
   Fundraising Expenses $1,991,137
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,088,479
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,755,457
   
Net Assets $73,971,501

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
House Operation $7,591,171 79.5%
Camp Ronald McDonald $1,823,931 19.1%
Grants to Local Organizations $130,500 1.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 85.49 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.59 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 86.91 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 86.94 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 86.96 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.04 three stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 86.01 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2014 77.06 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 76.54 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.41 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.09 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 82.48 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 85.19 three stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 88.82 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 88.02 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 89.67 three stars
2004-12 08/01/2006 93.12 four stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 84.99 three stars
2002-12 04/01/2004 90.01 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 95-3167869
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(179) Other health services
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, 1977
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
$274,629 2.09% Vincent M. Bryson Chief Executive Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (CA) 85.49 three stars
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Clinics Can Help Inc. (FL) 97.17 four stars
Family Reach Foundation (NJ) 94.66 four stars
HealthWell Foundation (MD) 97.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
tel: (323) 644-6400
fax: (626) 744-9969
EIN: 95-3167869

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Board Leadership

Jeff Kaminski
Chair

CEO

Vincent M. Bryson
Chief Executive Officer

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