Our Relationship with McDonald's

The Ronald McDonald House has been McDonald’s “charity of choice” since the first House was founded in Philadelphia in 1974. RMHC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor. Portions of the annual operating costs for RMHC of Greater Chattanooga are graciously funded by owner/operators of local McDonald’s restaurants. The majority of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of individual and corporate donors. Our partnership is unique and extremely beneficial, but often misunderstood by the general public.

The Chattanooga Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators involvement extends even further to include representation on our Board of Directors and serving on various committees and often sponsoring and/or attending our fundraising events and activities.

The McDonald’s Owner/Operators are a loyal and generous group, but no one company can solely fund Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. The remainder of our annual operating income is secured through the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations, civic and service organizations, and many other corporate donors. We depend on the entire Greater Chattanooga community and greatly value the wide range of support for our very important mission.