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Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis

Providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously-ill children

four stars

90.61

4381 West Pine Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 773-1100   Web Site
EIN: 43-1160478

Board Leadership
Steve Pelch
Chairperson

CEO
Dan Harbaugh
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.61 four stars
  Financial 87.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis provides comfort, care, and lodging to families of seriously-ill children. These children, who live outside a 50 mile radius of St. Louis, are being treated at local area hospitals. In addition to the three Houses and the apartment complex, three local hospitals have a special place where any family can take respite, a Ronald McDonald Family Room. RMHC provides a warm, home-like atmosphere where families can eat, sleep, watch TV, or just relax, but most importantly, spend time with each other and with other families in similar situations. Since the St. Louis House first opened its first house 1981, over 30,000 families from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries have benefited from the services and hospitality of our volunteers and staff.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis provides comfort, care, and lodging to families of seriously-ill children. These children, who live outside a 50 mile radius of St. Louis, are being treated at local area hospitals. In addition to the three Houses and the apartment complex, three local hospitals have a special place where any family can take respite, a Ronald McDonald Family Room. RMHC provides a warm, home-like atmosphere where families can eat, sleep, watch TV, or just relax, but most importantly, spend time with each other and with other families in similar situations. Since the St. Louis House first opened its first house 1981, over 30,000 families from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries have benefited from the services and hospitality of our volunteers and staff.

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Financial

three stars

87.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.74
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (MO) 90.61 four stars
Shanti (CA) 86.47 three stars
Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (GA) 88.74 three stars
Georgia Transplant Foundation (GA) 93.68 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (DC) 92.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,220,542
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $535,763
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,756,305
   Program Service Revenue $347,303
Total Primary Revenue $4,103,608
   Other Revenue $643,134
TOTAL REVENUE $4,746,742
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,080,480
   Administrative Expenses $431,680
   Fundraising Expenses $644,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,156,934
   
Payments to Affiliates $63,851
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $589,808
   
Net Assets $15,329,029

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
Managing Ronald McDonald House $3,080,480 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 90.61 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.52 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.64 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 90.12 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.03 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 83.93 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.18 three stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 90.17 four stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 85.31 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.23 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 80.71 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 85.97 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 89.04 three stars
2006-12 10/01/2007 89.69 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 92.07 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 88.24 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 67.30 one star

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

EIN 43-1160478
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF ST LOUIS
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 (179) Other health services
(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 April, 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
$191,150 4.59% Dan Harbaugh President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (MO) 90.61 four stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (IA) 92.16 four stars
Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem (NC) 89.28 three stars
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FL) 90.97 four stars
Children's Cancer Center (FL) 90.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
4381 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
tel: (314) 773-1100
fax: (314) 773-2053
EIN: 43-1160478

Mail donations to:
3450 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104

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Board Leadership

Steve Pelch
Chairperson

CEO

Dan Harbaugh
President

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