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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska

More than a place to stay

four stars

94.70

5130 40th Avenue, NE Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 838-0600   Web Site
EIN: 91-1061043

Board Leadership
Brien Jacobsen
President

CEO
Dianna Finnerty
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.70 four stars
  Financial 92.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
78.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.86
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (WA) 94.70 four stars
Adler Aphasia Center (NJ) 96.18 four stars
Cancer Support Community (DC) 97.17 four stars
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (CA) 86.87 three stars
Angel Foundation (MN) 92.18 four stars

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At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,471,456
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $663,247
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,134,703
   Program Service Revenue $981,771
Total Primary Revenue $4,116,474
   Other Revenue $-183,307
TOTAL REVENUE $3,933,167
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,122,027
   Administrative Expenses $315,333
   Fundraising Expenses $562,623
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,999,983
   
Payments to Affiliates $119,357
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-66,816
   
Net Assets $26,596,931

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
Operates Houses for Temporary Lodging $3,091,855 99.0%
Anchorage Van Service $30,172 1.0%

Ratings History
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.70 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 87.62 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.22 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 88.24 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 89.72 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 87.49 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.14 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 80.41 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 79.40 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 78.94 two stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 77.32 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 74.53 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 77.63 two stars
2003-12 05/01/2005 85.37 three 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 91-1061043
Name in IRS Master File RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF WESTERN WASHINGTON & ALASKA
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
(169) Hospital pharmacy, parking facility, food services, 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 February, 1981
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,743 3.79% Dianna Finnerty Executive Director

At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (WA) 94.70 four stars
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CA) 87.04 three stars
Gilda's Club New York City (NY) 85.55 three stars
The Sunshine Kids Foundation (TX) 93.45 four stars
Flashes of Hope (OH) 86.23 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska
5130 40th Avenue, NE
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 838-0600
fax: (206) 838-0650
EIN: 91-1061043

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Board Leadership

Brien Jacobsen
President

CEO

Dianna Finnerty
Executive Director

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