Give to Harbor House

Invest in the life of a child, teen, or parent at Harbor House by making a one-time or recurring gift.  Gifts can be made online quickly and easily with a credit card or checking account using the Make a Donation button below.  

Harbor House is a nonprofit 501c3 organization and all gifts to Harbor House are tax deductible.  

Other Ways to Give

  • SEnd a Check by Mail

    Checks can be made payable to Harbor House Ministries and mailed to us at Harbor House, 1811 11th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606.  

  • Give through a Donor advised fund

    Many families choose to give to Harbor House through a donor advised fund. We are able to accept donations from any charitable giving account such as Fidelity, Vanguard and others.   

  • Donate Appreciated STock

    Donating appreciated stock can be a win for both us and you!  To learn more about how to give through our brokerage account, contact Ginnie at

  • Ask Your employer for matching Funds

    Double your impact by letting your employer know that you've made a donation to Harbor House.  Many companies will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar.  Contact Ginnie at if you'd like assistance with setting up these matching funds.  

  • Planned GIVING

    Leave a legacy with a planned gift through your will, trust, IRA, or life insurance.  These planned gifts have a lasting impact on families in Oakland for years to come.  To let us know that you're designating Harbor House for a planned gift, contact Ginnie at  

CARES Act and Charitable Giving in 2020

The CARES Act expanded tax deductions for charitable giving in 2020 to encourage people to give during the pandemic.  Below are some of the changes that the CARES Act brought about:  

  • If you do not itemize deductions on your taxes, you can still take a one-time, "above the line" deduction for up to $300 in cash donations.  
  • If you do itemize, you can deduct up to 100% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for donations you make in 2020, as opposed to the 60% limit in previous years.
  • The limitation  on deductions for cash donations by corporations has also been temporarily been increased, from 10% of taxable income to 25%. 
  • Required minimum distributions from IRAs have been waived for 2020.  If you are age 72 or older, this gives you more flexibility in taking distributions.  

Please contact your financial advisor for further details.