17 Aug RMHCDC Recognized as Top Charity in Region
Better Business Bureau and Business.org honors RMHCDC’s commitment to donor transparency, impact on families, and financial rigor.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington D.C. (RMHCDC), a charity that eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children, has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and Business.org as a top charity in the Washington, DC region for their transparency, efficiency and impact.
RMHCDC successfully met all 20 standards for the Better Business Bureau’s Charity Accreditation review, resulting in earning the Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Status. This rigorous review looked into RMHCDC’s governance, effectiveness, finances, and fundraising efforts.
RMHCDC was also recognized by Business.org as the top charity in Washington, D.C. for the organization’s commitment to using donated funds effectively for programming versus other administrative expenses. Business.org compared financial information, transparency policies, and public reviews, while reviewing financial, accountability and transparency scores and administrative-to-program cost ratios to find highly efficient charities in every state that do the most with supporters’ donations. RMHCDC ranked number one in Washington, D.C. with a final score of 98.2. The report can be accessed here.
“We recognize a good charity is based on the foundation of transparency and trust with our donors” explained Karen Torres, President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC. “As we continue to serve families in our region we appreciate Better Business Bureau and Business.org’s recognitions for our commitment to making every dollar donated count.”
In addition to Better Business Bureau and Business.org’s recognitions, Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has ranked RMHCDC as a 4-star charity for two consecutive years. Charity Navigator examines a charity’s financial heath as well as their accountability & transparency.
Donations for RMHCDC and its three core programs can be made online at: RMHCDC.org/Donate.
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