Community Investment
Tax Credit

Help build more equitable communities and get a 50% state tax credit

We believe in the possibility of our communities to be vibrant, abundant, prosperous, healthy, and equitable. The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) can help achieve our vision for the Commonwealth. The CITC provides donors—whether individuals, companies, or foundations— a 50% state tax credit on the gift amount that fuels the work of more than 30 Community Development Corporations (CDCs) across Massachusetts. CDCs make big things happen with your support. Collectively, these organizations make a big difference in their communities across the state. Contributions like yours to the CITC through United Way have generated nearly $21.4 million to date to support critical community and economic development in Massachusetts. Whether it is incubating small businesses, stabilizing neighborhoods with affordable housing, or lifting community voices to advocate for change, CDCs are powerful economic engines across the Commonwealth. The CITC has also helped CDCs to build the necessary internal capacity to add and expand their programs and services, increase their community engagement, and catalyze nearly $3.2 billion in additional public and private funding to do their work. Every one of us has the potential to make a difference. Join us and invest in the Community Investment Tax Credit to create lasting, transformative change.

The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) offers a 50% state tax credit for gifts of $1000 or more, while fueling the work of more than 30 Community Development Corporations (CDCs) across the Commonwealth.

United Way is the lead fundraiser for the Community Investment Tax Credit, raising more than $21.4 million to date.

Thanks to you, CDCs can make big things happen. Gifts can be made by individuals, businesses or foundations to help lift the communities in greatest need. You can elect to support one or more specific CDC, or United Way’s Community Partnership Fund, which ensures your gift supports all participating CDCs. To make a Mail In gift, please mail your check to PO Box 412866, Boston, MA 02214-2866 ATTN: CITC.

THE IMPACT IN past 3 Years

homes built or preserved

jobs created or preserved

entrepreneurs empowered

families supported

community leaders engaged
Thanks for your interest in this growing movement across our Commonwealth. For more information, please contact us at For a one-page overview of the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC), download it below.

Community Development Corporations

The following CDCs currently have credits in United Way’s Community Partnership Fund. ACEDONE Allston Brighton CDC Asian CDC Brookline Improvement Coalition Chinatown Land Trust Coalition for a Better Acre, Inc. Codman Square NDC CDC of Southern Berkshire Community Economic Development Center Dorchester Bay EDC Fenway CDC Franklin County CDC Groundwork Lawrence Hilltown CDC Home City Development Housing Nantucket Latino Support Network MACDC Madison Park CDC Main South CDC New Vue Communities NOAH North Shore CDC Nuestra Comunidad OneHolyhoke Quaboag Valley CDC Revitalize CDC Somerville CDC SEACMA South Boston NDC Southwest Boston The Neighborhood Developers Valley CDC Waltham Alliance to Create Housing (WATCH) Way Finders, Inc Wellspring Cooperative Corporation Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) Worcester Common Ground Worcester Community Housing

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