Charity ReviewIssued: January 2017 Expires: January 2019
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc.
Standards for Charity Accountability
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.
Incorporated: 1976 in CO
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver (RMHC) works to create a world where children have access to quality healthcare and their families are able to better comfort and support them while actively participating in their care. The organization has two Houses, one in Denver and another in Aurora, that provide low-cost housing for out-of-town parents needing to be near their hospitalized children. The houses include kitchens, laundry facilities, lounge and play areas, computer rooms, and outdoor play spaces. Additionally, RMHC hosts Family Rooms at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Sky Ridge Medical Center, allowing families to rest and regroup at the hospital during their child’s treatment. Ronald McDonald Family Rooms include a kitchen area, shower and laundry facilities, snacks and drinks, internet access, a seating area, and a quiet room. According to the organization, in 2015, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver provided 27,295 nights for 3,552 adults and children between the Denver and Aurora houses and provided in-hospital respite for 10,854 people at the organization’s Family Rooms.
RMHC provides grants to other local nonprofit organizations whose programs help improve the quality of life for children and their families. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles go into communities to provide medical, dental, and educational services to under-served children. The organization also offers scholarships to high school seniors who face limited access to educational and college opportunities. The Sky High Hope Camp is a week-long camp for children who have or have recovered from cancer and their siblings. Campers participate in typical camp activities, while close medical supervision is provided so those affected children can “just be a kid”.
Board Chair: Mr. John Groom, Retired CPA
CEO: Ms. Pam Whitaker, Executive Director
Board Size: 26
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 7.04%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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Denver Ronald McDonald House
1300 East 21st Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
Aurora Ronald McDonald House
932 Potomac Circle
Aurora, CO 80011
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