Community Investment Tax Credit

The CITC is a win/win for donors and the community.

Join our Movement!

  • Build affordable housing
  • Strengthen communities across the state
  • Receive a 50% state tax credit

Please download the payment form here or click below to give online:

Make a Gift via the CITC now! 

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.

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.


Since the inception of the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) in 2014, United Way has served as the lead fundraiser and administrator of the initiative, raising more than $8 million from 500+ individual, corporate and foundation donors. As a result, over the past year, CDCs have achieved the following results:

  • Built or preserved 1,535 homes
  • Connected 56,283 families with housing-related services
  • Created 4,305 jobs
  • Provided 1,369 entrepreneurs with technical assistance
  • Mobilized 11,335 community volunteers

The full CITC Investment Dashboard is available here.

The CITC in Action

In June, we took a stroll through some of our CITC-supported neighborhoods.  See the Facebook albums here and here.



Healthy Homes Collaborative is an intersection of Health & Housing to eliminate environmental asthma triggers. Healthy Homes is an example of the positive impact and investments of the Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC).  See more stories about how the CITC is helping families here.

Please download the payment form here or click below to give online:

Give via the CITC and Get Your Tax Credit

Learn More

For more information, Click to read and download the CITC brochure (PDF) or contact Susan Dickason at 617-624-8243 or



participating cdcs through united way’s community partnership fund

ACT Lawrence
Allston Brighton CDC
Asian CDC
CDC of South Berkshire
Codman Square NDC
Dorchester Bay CDC
Dudley Neighbors
Fenway CDC
Franklin County CDC
Hilltown CDC
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development
Lena Park CDC
Massachusetts Association of CDCs
Madison Park CDC
Main South CDC
Metro West CDC

Mill Cities
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)
NeighborWorks of Southern Massachusetts
New Vue (FKA Twin Cities CDC)
North Shore CDC
Nuestra Comunidad
Oak Hill CDC
Quaboag Valley CDC
Somerville Community Corporation
South Boston NDC
The Neighborhood Developers
Valley CDC
Waltham Alliance to Create Housing (WATCH)
Worcester Common Ground
Worcester East Side