Ways to Give

Donate to help brave caregivers support their courageous kids

Give Online

The fastest and most direct way to make an immediate impact is to make your gift online. Our secure site allows you to donate in a variety of ways, including setting up a sustaining monthly contribution. Donate now >

Give by Mail

You can mail a check made out to “Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area” or “RMHC Bay Area” to the address below. Donations for all Bay Area sites should be delivered to our regional office in Palo Alto for central processing; this includes deliveries of wrapped, unused in-kind donations (e.g., holiday gifts, basic need items, household goods, etc.).

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

Tax ID Number: 94-2538615

You may also give via credit card by phone at 650.470.6000 or by donating online.

Give by Phone

Call us at 650.470.6000, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST with your credit card information.

Honor Your Loved One

You can make your gift to RMHC Bay Area in honor or memory of a loved one by using our online gift form. You can also email development@rmhcbayarea.org to make a tribute gift.

Employee Matching Gifts

More than 8,000 companies offer varying levels of corporate match for their employees’ philanthropic interests. RMHC Bay Area recognizes donors each year for the sum of their contributions and any matching gifts received during the fundraising year.

Want to find out if your company will match your gift? Contact your HR Department for details, or email us with your employer information and we’ll check for you!

Gifts of Securities & Stocks

Gifts of stock and securities are a powerful way to support families with critically ill children.

Download our Stock and Wire Transfer Instructions (PDF).

If you intend on transferring mutual funds, please always contact our vice president of finance at 650.470.6009 or cynthia.semenoff@rmhcbayarea.org immediately as certain steps must be taken before the transfer is initiated.

Donate Your Birthday or Special Celebration

You can set up a Facebook fundraiser for your birthday or to rally your friends and family to join you in support families with critically ill children. Learn more about other ways to host a fundraiser to #RaiseLove and support for your favorite Ronald McDonald program at: www.rmhcbayarea.org/host-a-fundraiser.

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend a gift through your donor-advised fund. To help us ensure proper acknowledgement and recognition of your DAF gift, please email development@rmhcbayarea.org to let us know.

IRA Contributions & Other Planned Giving

Contribute directly from your IRA and avoid some taxes while providing families and sick children with supportive services and access to lifesaving medical care in the Bay Area.

You can also explore a range of planned giving options, such as charitable remainder trusts, estate gifts, and bequests, by visiting plannedgiving.rmhcbayarea.org or emailing  development@rmhcbayarea.org.

Shop for Good

  • Choosing RMHC Bay Are as your charity on AmazonSmile is an easy way to turn your Amazon shopping into dollars for families.
  • Support corporate partners who are donating a portion of their proceeds to help families. Current Shop for Good partners:
    • Look for a new way to relieve chapped lips? Shop at Lasting Smiles and they’ll donate %50 of your purchase to supporting families with sick children. All you have to do is select RMHC Bay Area at checkout!
    • Want to become a Shop for Good partner? Contact Juan Hernández, director, corporate and community relations at juan.hernandez@rmhcbayarea.org or 408.693.0432.

Leadership Giving Circles

RMHC Bay Area appreciates and recognizes our donors through a variety of giving circles.

Beyond10 Donor Circle

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While we know that you do not expect anything in return for your role in providing critically ill children with a continuum of family-centered care, RMHC Bay Area recognizes our donors through opportunities that keep them connected to our mission.

By donating $10,000 or more to support RMHC Bay Area in any given 12-month period, you are recognized as a Beyond10 Donor and receive special communications, invitations, and engagement opportunities. Email development@rmhcbayarea.org for more information.

Family Legacy Circle

Donors who include RMHC Bay Area in their estate plans provide essential and sustainable philanthropic support and receive a variety of special communications and engagement opportunities.

Family Legacy Circle Donors ensure that we have the financial stability to weather any storm and serve families with critically ill children for generations to come. For more information about estate planning, visit plannedgiving.rmhcbayarea.org.

Children's Circle Donors

While we know that you do not expect anything in return for your role in providing critically ill children with a continuum of family-centered care, we recognize our donors through opportunities that keep them connected to our mission.

By donating $2,500 or more to support RMHC Bay Area in any given 12-month period, you are recognized as a Children’s Circle Donor and will receive special communications, invitations, and engagement opportunities. Email development@rmhcbayarea.org for more information.