Notes from Sally – Winter 2015

dad and babyYou probably know that Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western New York helps out-of-town families through the Ronald McDonald House® of Buffalo, a home away from home where families can stay while their child is hospitalized.

But did you know that RMHC of Western New York also helps children who live in the Western New York community?

Through its Community Granting Program, RMHC of Western New York supports not-for-profit organizations whose programs directly improve the health and well being of children in Western New York communities.

Financial support for these grants comes from the local McDonald’s Owner and Operators of WNY and Northwestern, PA., the community, and an RMHC National match of local grant funds.

It’s important to note that while both the Ronald McDonald House and the Community Granting Program are managed by RMHC

of WNY, each is a separate entity. Donations made to the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo go exclusively to support the House at 780 West Ferry Street.

RMHC of WNY makes grants for children’s health/ medical needs, social/civic concerns and educational/arts needs. Projects range from purchasing medical equipment and supplies for neonatal intensive care units and school nurse offices to funding therapeutic activity equipment for children with special needs. The awards average $6,650 and are made twice a year.

Non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania can apply for grants. Grant guidelines and application information can be found on our grants page. The next grant application submission deadline is Feb. 15.