Financial Gifts

Your support ensures no family is ever turned away for inability to pay 
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Photo Credit: The Family Album project visits our families every month to take family portraits.

Help us keep even more families close

Since the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in 1974, millions of families have sought a safe home-away-from-home while their child receives medical care. Our mission is deeply rooted in our desire to provide support to families who are facing medical crises and help more children stay close to the ones they love throughout their treatment and recovery.
But we can't do it without you. There are many ways for you to join us in providing stability and vital resources to children in need. 


Check and Online Donations

Make an online contribution now or send a check and know that your gift allows the House to only ask the families for $10 per night with no family ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Please make out checks to Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area. Our mailing address is:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
Attn: Finance
520 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Recurring Donations

Recuring donations help us plan for future expenditures and provide greater security for our families. Recurring or sustaining donations are easy to set up online.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and organizations offer to match their employees' charitable donations. Check with your HR or benefits department for details.

Legacy Planning & Bequests

You can leave a powerful legacy of helping critically ill children and families stay together during prolonged hospital stays and medical crises. To make a planned gift to RMHC Bay Area, contact your personal financial advisor to assist you in preparing legal materials. For your convenience, you can download our sample bequest language (PDF) or learn more about legacy and planned giving

Legal Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
Address: 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto CA 94304
IRS Tax Identification Number: 94-2538615
Contact: Jay McCullough, vice president of philanthropy, at 650.470.6005

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Stock are determined by taking the mean of the high and the low value of the security on the day that it is credited to the Ronald McDonald Charities Bay Area account or the day that the certificate is in the custody of the House with a gift letter and an executed stock power. Click to download instructions (PDF).

Honor Your Loved One

Make a donation to RMHC Bay Area in honor of someone special or as a tribute to their memory. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, holiday — or the life of someone you cared about — making a tribute gift shares your inspiration to keep families together and cared for during a child’s medical crisis. If you wish, you can send a personalized e-card or have RMHC Bay Area send a notification by mail. All memorial gifts are designated to the Children's Legacy Fund endowment, making your gift a lasting tribute to a loved one.

Contact Us - We're Here to Help!

  • Major Gifts & Legacy Planning: Contact Jay McCullough, vice president of philanthropy, at 650.470.6005
  • Corporate & Strategic Partnerships: Contact Bri Seoane, vice president of development and strategic partnerships, at 650.470.6008
  • Individual Giving: Contact Andrew Knaack, associate director of individual giving, at 650.470.6096
  • Foundation Relations: Contact Nicole Williams, associate director of foundation relations and communications, at 650.470.6006