Ronald McDonald Houses are owned and operated by local Chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities, based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Each local chapter is licensed by McDonald's Corporation and operates as an IRS designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

While all Chapters are part of the overall Ronald McDonald House Charities system, each is overseen at the local level by its own Board of Trustees and is supported by individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations within the local community. 

Learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities.


St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis is solely associated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a primarily out-patient hospital (with only 56 inpatient beds), meaning that the actual patients and their families live within Ronald McDonald House. 

Although Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis receives generous support from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis is an independent, community supported, 501(c)3 not-for profit organization and is NOT owned and/or operated by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

More information on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

McDonald’s Corporation

The partnership between McDonald’s Corporation and Ronald McDonald House Charities and its programs dates back to the inception of the charitable organization.

Collectively McDonald’s utilizes their restaurants, advertising dollars, packaging and crew to create customer awareness and support of the charity. Local McDonald’s owners/operators participate in fundraisers, volunteer their time to special events, and serve on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

McDonald’s hosts in-restaurant fundraisers throughout the year, including Ronald McDonald House Charities Donation Boxes placed on the counters and in the drive-thru windows at McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s also conducts a world-wide fundraiser annually, known as McHappy Day. Since 2002, over $170 million has been raised worldwide for Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Get more information on McDonald's Corporation.

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