Vineyard Trailblazers Church of State College is a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations to Vineyard Trailblazers are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your interest in financially supporting Vineyard Trailblazers Church of State College. Your gift is very meaningful to us and makes a big difference in helping us to be fully equipped to bring the gospel to Penn State and the surrounding area.

Two Ways to Give

There are two main ways to give: online and by mail. Online is fast and simple, but electronic payments come with payment processing fees which really add up, usually around 2.9% for a credit card transaction. On the other hand, giving by mail is slower and takes more effort on your part, but the only cost is the cost of a stamp.

Our Budget

If we were a for-profit business, we would be trying to make money and grow in revenue. As we are not, we are willing to work for very little in exchange for the opportunity to share the gospel. That's why we have a few different budgets here, one which is a well-funded goal, one which is low but with a little bit of breathing room, and one which is the bare minimum to stay afloat. We want to be transparent about our situation so you know what you are giving to and what kind of impact your donation might have.

We have pledged to be generous as well, giving 10% of what we gain as a church to support various other non-profits such as Vineyard USA, the Pregnancy Resource Clinic in State College, our local library in State College, and Vineyard war relief efforts in Ukraine. We also want to support missionaries and fellow church planters here and abroad.

Staff costs below include more than base wages. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, "the cost is typically 1.25 to 1.4 times the salary."

Where We Are Right Now

Bare Minimum

In the Middle