Funding and Financial Information

Harvest House of South Buffalo Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible. The two locations of Harvest House have four paid staff members. The programs in the Harvest House Ministry Center building at 175 Jefferson Avenue are the Baby & Children's Ministry, Good Neighbors Health Care and New Hope Education Center. These are kept open through the generosity of 100+ volunteers.  The Board of Directors serve pro bono. Harvest House has a 100% giving board - every board member contributes financially or volunteers time and service. 

Harvest House is presently managing payments on a mortgage, which was necessary to fund the expansion of the facility on Jefferson Avenue.  Harvest House does not rely on or receive any government funding.  Approximately one third of the annual operating budget comes from donations from groups using the retreat facilities. The other two thirds come from donations from supporters who believe in the various ministries of Harvest House. New Hope Education Center is funded by user fees from educational providers offering classes at the school.  The Bottles for BabiesTM campaign supports the Baby & Children's Ministry.  

Ways you can donate:

  • Designate Harvest House to receive their United Way, SEFA or CFC donations.
  • Participate in the Bottles for BabiesTM campaign
  • Remember Harvest House in your will
  • Donate your car, boat, motorcycle, trailer, or motor home to Insurance Auto Auctions (716-874-9894)
  • Donate stock. Selling a highly appreciated stock results in a capital gains tax, whereas stock donated to a non-profit is donated at its current market value rather than its original purchase price before appreciation.
  • Tithe either monthly or annually.
  • Have our own fundraiser for Harvest House: a baked goods sale, car wash, collect spare change at the end of the cafeteria line at school using one of our baby bottles, have a "baby shower" party...be creative!
  • Donate proceeds from your office or school dress down day

 

All money spent on capital improvements comes from grants from local and national foundations, as well as an occasional donation from an individual or business for a specific capital improvement.

Harvest House is an excellent steward of the donations received, spending countless hours removing items from buildings being dismantled or sold. 95% of the original Harvest House Ministry Center was furnished with materials removed from other buildings.

Additional financial information is available on request by contacting Harvest House.