Donate Funds

Planned Giving

As part of the City Harvest family, we invite you to strengthen your commitment to helping alleviate hunger in New York City.

Your investment in our work will help us respond to future challenges ensuring that we are able to feed hungry New Yorkers in years to come.

Contact Laura Safran at 646.412.0628 or [email protected] for more information.


A bequest is a loving way to provide for City Harvest's future, and to feed the next generation, by making a gift in your will. In addition to leaving  a lasting legacy for you, bequests offer tax advantages.

Here are some options to consider:

  • Cash bequest: Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of assets for City Harvest in your will.
  • Property bequest: Donate the proceeds of sold property, including securities or real estate, to City Harvest.
  • Estate bequest: Direct whatever is remaining from your estate to City Harvest once all else has been paid off and satisfied.
  • Retirement bequest: List City Harvest as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, including IRAs, tax-sheltered annuities, qualified pension, or profit-sharing plan.
  • Insurance policies: List City Harvest as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Contingent bequest: List City Harvest as the beneficiary only in the event of the death of all other beneficiaries.

To make a charitable bequest to City Harvest in your will, contact City Harvest for our tax ID and make use of the following language:

"I give and bequeath the sum of $___________ (or ____% of my estate) to City Harvest, to be used in support of its general charitable purposes."

Once you have completed arrangements with your lawyer or financial planner, you may choose to send a copy of the section of your will or trust document that details your charitable plans.  You can also request to be listed as a member of Future Harvest in our annual report, serving as an inspiration for others to support City Harvest.

Consult your attorney or financial planner to learn how to set up a bequest.