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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Keeping Families Close

aka Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN   |   Rochester, MN   |  https://www.rmhcmidwestmwi.org/
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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

EIN: 41-1344744


Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA and the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester has provided a home away from home and support to families seeking medical care for their children at world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 70-room House is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the state of Minnesota, the 13th largest in the country (out of 184), and the 18th largest in the world (387).

Notes from the nonprofit

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA operates the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, a 70-room facility, each with a maximum occupancy of five family members. RMHC Midwest | MN, WI, IA provides support and services to more than 1,000 children and families each year, and in 2023, the House provided more than 14,000 nights of restful and rejuvenating sleep. The organization also provides financial support through grants to local organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, RMHC Midwest | MN, WI, IA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been in operation since 1980. For more information, please visit www.RMHCMidwestMWI.org.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO

Nick Mueller

Main address

850 2nd St. SW

Rochester, MN 55902 USA

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EIN

41-1344744

Subject area info

Temporary accomodations

Patient social services

Medical support services

Family services

Housing services

Population served info

Children and youth

Families

NTEE code info

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

Health Support Services (E60)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The families who call on the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, have often exhausted every medical resource near their home. Their children have endured countless medical procedures and may have missed out on many childhood experiences. Their parents have experienced unbearable stress during this time of uncertainty. Providing a home away from home to families enables access to the health and medical services their children require. Time and time again we hear from families that, without the House, they may not have been able to get the best care for their child. Families are struggling when they come to House. The news that their child is critically ill, mixed with medical obligations and changes in family job statuses, are daily burdens our families face. Through the generosity of our community and philanthropic support, countless families are able to stay close to one another in a time they need it most.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA operates the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, a 70-room facility, each with a maximum occupancy of five family members. RMHC Midwest MN, WI, IA provides support and services to more than 1,000 children and families each year, and in 2023, the House provided more than 14,000 nights of restful and rejuvenating sleep. The organization also provides financial support through grants to local organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, RMHC Midwest | MN, WI, IA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been in operation since 1980. For more information, please visit www.RMHCMidwestMWI.org.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of families who were supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest | MN, WI, IA.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Ronald McDonald House volunteers are vital partners in our mission to serve ill children and their families. The volunteer program was suspended in March 2020 and is slowly being revitalized.

Average length of stay (in days)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families

Related Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Length of stay for children and families at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minnesota.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Built on a foundation of love and support, the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, keeps families of critically ill children together while receiving medical care at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. We firmly believe that families caring for a sick child should put all of their energy into the health of their child. The House provides a home away from home for 70 families every day, removing the burden of worrying about where their family will sleep, shower or eat. Our programs and services foster invaluable support and relationships among fellow guest families facing similar journeys. Families staying at House can truly say to one another: “I understand what you're going through."\n\nThe core values of the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, include: \n\nCompassion – We are mindful of our families' needs and demonstrate the utmost concern and care for each family.\n\nHospitality With Heart – We provide a warm, welcoming environment where children feel safe, comfortable and loved and their families gain strength and hope.\n\nMutual Respect – We respect and serve with dignity our families, volunteers, staff and community; honoring and valuing the talents and diversity of all.\n\nCommunity Partner – We collaborate creatively in order to advance our mission, foster volunteerism and unite and enrich our community.\n\nSound Management – Our programs are sound, safe, and well-maintained. Our management of resources is efficient, accountable and responsible.\n\nExcellence – We are committed to the highest quality services marked by compassion, integrity, innovation, honesty and unparalleled teamwork.

With the support of more than 300 volunteers, staff at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, strive to meet the unique needs of each family who walks through our doors. More than just a place to sleep, shower and eat, the House offers several programs to ensure rest and rejuvenation of each member of the family. With a focus on family enrichment and support, the top priority of staff is to provide an atmosphere that is safe, secure and supportive.\n\nCountless volunteers, guided by a Family Activity Coordinator on staff, provide a wide variety of programs and activities. The goals of each of these programs are unique, but all strive to provide peer and parent interaction, supportive conversation between families and staff/volunteers, and a healthy distraction for the entire family. Programs include but are not limited to: Paw Pals Pet Therapy, Music Therapy, Visiting Artists, Community Dinners, and Craft/Game/Movie Nights. We also have unique opportunities for special outings (sporting games, nature centers, etc.) and visitors (magic shows, caricatures, etc.) throughout the year. The goal of each of these programs is to provide a memorable experience and create supportive relationships among the children and families who find themselves facing uncertain journeys. These activities are highly attended and enjoyed by all members of the family.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, Board of Trustees, volunteers, partners and staff promote a sustainable culture of mission-focused excellence, opportunity, teamwork, personal responsibility, transparency and compassion. Our leadership works hard to continue the tradition of fiscal responsibility that early board members established. The House is highly regarded in the community and within the Ronald McDonald House global network. Our Board of Trustees is often referred to as one of the strongest in the community, representing top leaders within our community, who are recognized as experts in their respective fields. Board members serve in specific areas of expertise and are called upon as needed to plan, guide and make decisions that will maintain the integrity of the organization and advance our mission. Our board members often stay involved within the organization long after their board terms have concluded. Past board members serve the mission through committee work impacting all aspects of the organization.\n\nSelfless gifts of time and talent make our mission possible. It is the dedicated, compassionate people within our community who make our house a home. In 2018, 2,337 volunteers served in various roles collectively contributing approximately 22,743 hours of their time, at an estimated value of $561,524 to our organization (hourly estimate from www.independentsector.org). Our diverse group of volunteers come from all areas of life and experiences, each having a unique connection that inspires them to do the work they do. Through conducting volunteer surveys and utilizing our volunteer committee and co-chairs to provide feedback, we have started providing new and unique opportunities to recruit, recognize and retain high-performing community of volunteers.\n\nThe Ronald McDonald House of Rochester staff team consists of talented, mission-focused individuals who serve the mission in a variety of capacities. Staff members are encouraged and supported in participating in professional development opportunities, staying in the forefront of new and innovative ideas to engage our community and provide quality care to our families. Through resources available by Ronald McDonald House Charities, staff participate in its global conference, providing a network of new connections and bringing valuable ideas, systems and innovation to our organization.\n\nBy developing relationships with community businesses and resources, we are able to partner with other non-profits in our area to provide opportunities and experiences to the families we serve. For example, our relationship with the Rochester Public Library, Rochester Children's Museum and the YMCA allows families to enjoy free or low-cost access to their services.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, roots run deep in our local community. For more than 40 years, we have been a home away from home for families facing some of the most difficult days of their lives. A strong community network of more than 300 volunteers, board members, committee members and businesses work side-by-side with the House to serve the needs of our families. As the Rochester community has continued to grow rapidly alongside the Mayo Clinic, so too has the need for our services.\n\nWithout our services, many of these families are left to sleep in hospital waiting rooms, at their child's hospital bedside, or end up paying for a hotel room. And although local hotels do provide discounted room rates for families on our wait list, this solution often leads to feelings of isolation. It's economically impossible for many families to stay in hotels for the length of their child's treatment. We strongly believe that one family turned away is one family too many. \n\nToday, we strive to serve an increasing number of families in need of our support and the demand for our services is growing.\n\nUpon the opening of its expansion in 2019, the 70-room Ronald McDonald House of Rochester became the largest Ronald McDonald House in the state of Minnesota, the 11th largest in the country, and the 17th largest in the world.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

36.47

Average of 51.44 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9

Average of 20.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

20%

Average of 81% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $6,565,318 $4,803,622 $1,487,513 $805,368 $278,652
As % of expenses 379.0% 225.6% 73.6% 34.8% 10.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,387,669 $4,334,981 $863,192 $182,713 -$364,974
As % of expenses 334.4% 166.9% 32.6% 6.2% -11.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $6,522,553 $2,075,728 $2,632,279 $3,630,445 $4,440,454
Total revenue, % change over prior year 8.3% -68.2% 26.8% 37.9% 22.3%
Program services revenue 1.4% 4.6% 1.7% 0.4% 1.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 7.6% 1.9% 2.6% 25.1% 10.7%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 7.9% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 90.9% 94.8% 85.2% 72.4% 87.9%
Other revenue 0.1% -1.3% 2.6% 2.1% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,732,355 $2,129,161 $2,020,019 $2,317,511 $2,579,677
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.4% 22.9% -5.1% 14.7% 11.3%
Personnel 54.7% 49.5% 56.0% 50.9% 53.8%
Professional fees 5.8% 3.7% 3.5% 7.2% 3.4%
Occupancy 6.0% 7.4% 7.6% 6.4% 6.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
All other expenses 33.3% 39.2% 32.7% 35.5% 36.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,910,004 $2,597,802 $2,644,340 $2,940,166 $3,223,303
One month of savings $144,363 $177,430 $168,335 $193,126 $214,973
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $6,925,984 $7,331,646 $0 $0 $1,436,014
Total full costs (estimated) $8,980,351 $10,106,878 $2,812,675 $3,133,292 $4,874,290

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 54.9 5.9 8.6 9.8 9.0
Months of cash and investments 90.8 36.8 46.9 46.6 36.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 58.8 33.6 44.3 42.7 33.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $7,919,421 $1,040,314 $1,449,216 $1,883,281 $1,938,705
Investments $5,184,377 $5,493,356 $6,438,967 $7,110,333 $5,911,751
Receivables $98,482 $66,292 $22,307 $9,406 $134,244
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,934,207 $22,005,145 $22,005,145 $21,985,606 $23,305,149
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 20.5% 14.9% 17.7% 20.4% 21.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.5% 1.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8%
Unrestricted net assets $20,361,614 $24,696,595 $25,559,787 $25,742,500 $25,377,526
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,532,175 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $496,250 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $4,028,425 $565,920 $587,384 $878,005 $879,268
Total net assets $24,390,039 $25,262,515 $26,147,171 $26,620,505 $26,256,794

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Nick Mueller

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Ronald McDonald House Charities Midwest MN, WI, IA

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Corey Heimer

Jane K. Campion

Community Volunteer

Wendy Lommen

Courtesy Corporation/McDonald's

Corey Heimer

Hilary R. Stonelake-Curtis

Wade Beavers

Ed Stanley

Lindsay Young

Ashton Boon

Jeff Brown Jr.

Chris Colby

Brian Ellsworth

Michelle Fagan

Al Kubly

Nadia N.I. Laack

Jacob W. Malwitz

Chris Ryan

Katie Post

Jill Rock

Mike Zinser

Bruce Bonnicksen

Craig Daniels

Mike Gyarmaty

Brian Leary

Kathy Lombardo

Elton Mosman

Chao Mwatela

Becky Wendland

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Contractors

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