Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego provides a “home away from home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® is McDonald’s “charity of choice.” McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc helped to establish the first Ronald McDonald House, which opened in 1974 in Philadelphia. San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House was established in 1980 as the twentieth in a network that has grown to more than 310 Houses worldwide.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) independent non-profit organization. McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor. About eight percent of our annual operating budget is funded by McDonald’s and owner/operators of local McDonald’s restaurants. The majority of our funding comes from individuals, businesses, community organizations and foundations.