RMHC Grant Making Program



“To those much is given,
much is expected in return”

“I believe we are blessed to be McDonald’s OwnerOperators and as such have a responsibility to give back to the communities that support our restaurants.  I’ve personally seen the power of what a grant that benefits families can do.It’s an honor and privilege to be able to share hope and promise and I believe it’s crucial that our main charity, the one with our name on it, carries this message into the communities that McDonald’s of Southeastern and Central Kentucky serves.”

Joe Graviss
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Click here for more information about RMHC’s relationship with McDonalds.

The RMHC of the Bluegrass Charitable Grant Making Program is 100% funded by McDonald’s of Southeastern and Central Kentucky.

McDonald’s founder Ray A. Kroc taught his family to share their successes with others, a philosophy which has characterized McDonald’s community commitment since 1955. the establishment of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Ray’s memory confirmed our commitment to children everywhere.

Thank you for your interest in the RMHC of the Bluegrass Charitable Grant Making Program funded by McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky! Please review the Grant Application carefully.  Due to the number of grant requests we receive, incomplete proposals cannot be reviewed by the Grant Review Committee. Also, although your organization may send a completed application, all programs cannot be funded

All applications must be received before or postmarked by May 12, 2017 in order to be considered for this year’s grant awards. Funding for the chosen applicants to be distributed in August 2017.

Funding Considerations:
All applicants must have a current “GoodGiving.net” profile (http://goodgiving.guidestar.org). For more information about GoodGiving, please contact Barbara Fischer, 859-243-0021 bfischer@bgcf.org at the Blue Grass Community Foundation (www.bgcf.org)

The RMHC Grant Review Committee is most interested in organizations that have:
A completed GoodGiving.net profile and…

  • Directly benefits children in the service territory outlined on this map
  • Has consistent and effective management
  • Has clear goals and objectives
  • Has a broad base of funding support in place
  • Has a demonstrated ability to respond to the needs of specific groups of children in a manner that yields measurable results