Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador

150 Clinch Crescent
St. John's, NL A1B 1X0
Executive Director: Annette Godsell
Board Chair: Gerry Beresford

Charitable Reg. #: 85050 2865 RR0001
Sector: Social Services - Youth
Operating Charity

Results Reporting

Grade: B+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements available only upon request [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: Low

Full-time staff #8

Avg. Compensation $45,968

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 5
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador:

Officially opened on September 27, 2012, the Ronald McDonald House of Newfoundland and Labrador (RMHNL) provides a home-away-from-home for sick children, and their families, who must travel to St. Johns, to receive specialized pediatric care and treatment at the nearby Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre. The House, with 15 bedrooms, is specifically designed to provide a home environment for sick children, their siblings and their parents. Each room is decorated with bright colors, comfortable furniture and child-inspired accessories.

In F2016, RMHNL accommodated 439 families with the average stay being 11 nights for 4,832 nights of comfort provided to families. It provides multiple programs to the children and their families including baked goods, home-cooked dinners, quilts and providing tickets to events and recreational programs. In F2016, 7,700 meals were provided to families staying at the house and 338 quilts were given to sick children and their siblings.

RMHNL asks that families make a minimal per-night donation to stay at the house. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada provide in-kind and financial donations raised through events, suppliers, coin boxes and McHappy Day events. It estimates that in F2016, it saved families $724,000 in accommodation costs. The Ronald McDonald House of Newfoundland and Labrador was unable to accommodate 245 families last year due to capacity constraints. 

Financial Review:

Ronald McDonald House of Newfoundland and Labrador is considered a medium-cap charity with donations and special events revenues of $1.2m in F2016. Given that a proper breakdown of fundraising costs is not available for F2016, using F2015 figures, its administrative costs stand at 5% of total revenues and fundraising costs represent 31% of donations. For every dollar donated, 64 cents goes to the cause, falling outside of Ci’s reasonable range. Its F2016 funding reserve stands at $2.0m which can cover program costs for 2 years.

Note: The charity does not explicitly disclose fundraising and administrative costs on its annual financial statements. Fundraising and administrative costs can be found on the charity’s T3010A filing. The charity's 2016 filing was unavailable at the time of this profile.

This report is an update and is currently being reviewed by Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 22, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.9%5.0%9.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.8%30.5%7.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 203.9%239.1%170.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 787,791727,442880,261
Goods in kind 407,603373,203395,808
Government funding 2,6903,7253,985
Business activities (net) 2,7314,27916,863
Special events 382,732387,055345,881
Investment income 14,10212,2769,262
Other income 16,0779,2438,765
Total revenues 1,613,7261,517,2231,660,825
Program costs 977,079762,347902,219
Administrative costs 174,02175,692159,242
Fundraising costs 114,756339,66891,605
Other costs 9,01408,200
Cash flow from operations 338,856339,516499,559
Funding reserves 1,991,8501,822,6831,533,869
Note: Ci used the charity's T3010A filing to calculate administrative and fundraising costs. This data was not provided for F2016 and administrative costs are likely overstated while fundraising costs are likely understated. 

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