Grants Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) extends its reach to the broader community by awarding grants to other 501(c)(3) local charitable organizations and programs that directly improve the lives of children. Twice yearly, our grants committee carefully screens applications from area nonprofit organizations operating in regions served by our local McDonald’s restaurants. Beneficiaries of RMHC grants are local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated an ability to respond to the needs of children and their families in a definitive, hands-on manner, yielding measurable results. Since 1996, RMHC has awarded more than $1 million locally for worthwhile, sustainable, child-centered programs and services in the areas of health care, education and the arts, and civic and social services.

Learn more about our past recipients.

The 2018 deadlines for submitting applications are February 15 & August 15.

Applicants can apply online or by mail.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Grant Program is intended to benefit the children of the Capital Region, Southern Vermont, and Western Massachusetts.


It is strongly suggested that interested parties contact RMHC staff as part of the application process. We are willing to assist applicants with the process, especially at the beginning when interested parties are drafting their funding request.

For information and grant guidelines, please contact Meaghan Pinkowski at 518.438.2655 or via email at