Grant Program

 

Grant applications must either be received or postmarked by the following dates for review by the RMHC  of Central PA Grant Committee:

2014 Grant Application and Deadlines

Download:  I-3 Grant Application Form 01-2014

January 12
April 14
August 10
October 12

Grants are awarded to other non-for-profit organizations whose programs benefit children from throughout south central Pennsylvania. The funds used to support the local grant program are raised by McDonald’s® Owner/Operators of Central Pennsylvania and the customers of their 89 restaurants, and from the RMHC® U. S. Matching Grant Program in Oak Brook, IL. Grants range between $500 and $30,000.  More than $2 million has been awarded to over 100 local organizations since 1990.

The RMHC of Central PA office is located at the Ronald McDonald House® of Hershey, 745 West Governor Road (Rt. 322), Hershey, PA 17033-2304.

REMINDER: The latest audited financial statement and a letter from the IRS stating the tax exempt status must be included with the completed  application.

Please contact Honey Royer, RMHC of Central PA Financial Coordinator, if you have any questions.  Phone: (717) 533-4001. Ext. 153
Email: hroyer@rmhc-centralpa.org 

Guidelines For Grant Applicants
These guidelines are provided to help your organization prepare a complete grant application.

Funding Considerations:
To be considered for funding, an organization must be designated as not-for-profit and tax exempt, as defined under IRS codes, 501 (c) (3).

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania is most interested in organizations that have:
* A program that directly benefits children
* Consistent and effective management
* Clear goals and objectives
* A broad base of funding
* A demonstrated ability to respond to the needs of specific groups in a manner that yields measurable results
* A request to fund specific programs

RMHC of Central Pennsylvania DOES NOT fund:
* Advertising or fund raising drives
* Partisan, political, or denominational programs
* Salaries, travel expenses or general and administrative costs
* Intermediary funding
* Endowment campaigns
* Requests not in writing and not accompanied by a grant application

Please keep in mind: Because of the volume of requests and community needs, the maximum number of consecutive years that grants will be made to one organization is three. Subsequent applications will be considered after a minimum one year waiting period.

Counties served by RMHC of Central Pennsylvania grant program:
Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, and York.

REMINDER: The latest audited financial statement and a letter from the IRS stating the tax exempt status must be included with the completed application.

Please contact HoneyRoyer, Financial Coordinator, if you have any questions. Phone: (717) 533-4001. Ext. 153.  Email:  hroyer@rmhc-centralpa.org.