Thank you for supporting

Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries

None of the work we do would be possible without God moving the hearts of people to give. Your generosity helps create a place where children and adults feel welcomed and loved. Because of your faithful support, we are able to provide resources, knowledge and opportunities to help children understand the purpose and plan for their lives in Christ.

On behalf of all of the children that will be blessed by your partnership,

Thank You! We could not do it without you!!

Check out the information below for more ways to support

Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries.

You Can Increase Your Giving At No Cost

You can increase your generous donation to Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries at no cost to you,

thanks to The Youngstown Foundation's Support Fund. If your donation is $100 or more,

The Youngstown Foundation will add a 10% match. It's that simple.

There are two ways to take advantage of this opportunity:

  • Make a check of $100 or more payable to the Youngstown Foundation. Write HRNM in the memo line and mail the check to us. (HRNM, PO Box 778, Youngstown, Ohio 44501)
  • Visit, click "Donate Today", complete the form and enter the amount you would like to donate next to Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries.

Tax Deduction Opportunities Under Cares Act

You may deduct gifts of cash to most public charities to offset as much as 100% of your income! For the 2020 tax year only, you may deduct cash contributions to Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries and most other public charities to offset up to 100% of your income. Ordinarily, the income tax charitable deduction for cash gifts is limited to 60% of your income. This 100% limit allows especially generous donors to reduce their 2020 federal income tax to zero. If you are even more generous, you can carry forward unused cash contribution deductions for up to five years. Contributions to donor advised funds or supporting organizations are not eligible for this deduction. Your ability to deduct up to 100% of your income with cash gifts is reduced by your gifts of appreciated assets such as publicly traded securities and real estate for example.  That means your charitable deductions in 2020 cannot exceed 100% of your income, but you may be able to carry unused charitable deductions forward to future years.

It may not be the tax-wise choice to deduct up to 100% of your income. Because federal income tax rates are progressive, it is not a given that it will be to your advantage to deduct 100% of your cash contributions in 2020. Check with your financial or other advisors to determine whether the 100% deduction makes sense for your specific circumstances.

If you don’t itemize you may reduce your taxable income by $300 for your charitable contributions in 2020. If you do not itemize your deductions in 2020, you can still reduce your taxable income by up to $300 for contributions of cash to public charities using an “above the line” adjustment to reduce your taxable income. 

Required minimum distributions from retirement plans are waived for 2020. Most required minimum distributions from retirement plans have been eliminated for 2020. Check with your financial advisor to see how this temporary rule will apply to you. Minimum distributions that have already started are still required from some defined benefit pension plans, but some required minimum distributions that would have started in 2020 may not have to start until 2021.

Qualified charitable distributions are still a great way if you are 70½ or older to make contributions. If you are 70½ or older, a qualified charitable distribution (“QCD” or “IRA charitable rollover”) allows you to make a tax-free gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA. While the benefit of using a QCD to satisfy your required minimum distribution has been waived for 2020, a qualified charitable distribution remains a great way to make tax advantageous contributions, especially if you don’t itemize your deductions.

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We are currently in need of ...

Not too long ago an adult that grew up in our programs mentioned that, as a child, he thought the ministry investing a million dollars in him through food, clothing, teen program stipends, etc. While that may be an exaggeration, we do not overestimate the value of addressing a need for a parent struggling to provide for their children. Our goal is to address basic or emergency needs so that we can build a relationship that leads to self-sufficiency and a life of hope. The items below are a partial list of what we currently need. For the full list, please email us at

  • Canned or nonperishable foods
  • School supplies
  • Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves
  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Paper products (cups, napkins, plates, plasticware)