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Your donation helps Fenway CDC to serve over 1,000 residents annually. We help them access affordable housing, social services, job skills training, employment opportunities, financial literacy, and civic engagement.

Ways To Give

1. Make an online donation or mail your check to Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street, Boston, MA 02115.

2. Contribute $1,000 or more and participate in Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) Program to get 50% donation refund through state tax credits and federal tax-deduction for your charitable gift. See below for more info.

3. Use this Fenway CDC's AmazonSmile link to do your holiday shopping. Amazon donates 0.5% to Fenway CDC.

4. Make an outright donation, planned gift, or bequest.

If you have questions regarding the CITC program, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or (857) 234-6509.

Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC)

Fenway CDC invites you to participate in the Community Investment Tax Credit program as a donor to maximize the impact of our community programs.

Please download our CITC Brochure for more information.

To participate, please complete the CITC Form online using this link https://massgov.formstack.com/forms/citc2015 or mail the completed forms to: Iris Tan, Fenway CDC, 70 Burbank Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Download the Fenway CDC's CITC Brochure.

Download the CITC form.

Arlene Ash donated $40,000 in 2014 to Fenway CDC and received a state tax credit of $20,000.

"I helped found Fenway CDC, and I am happy to support its work. For more than 40 years, Fenway CDC has improved the lives of thousands of residents by providing affordable homes, employment opportunities, job skills training, civic engagement, and social support services. I consider it an investment in my future, to ensure that my friends and I will be able to age “in place” in our vibrant, diverse neighborhood." - Arlene Ash

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The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) was signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on August 6, 2012 as part of a larger economic development bill. It was originally sponsored by Representative Linda DorcenaForry and Senator Sal DiDomenico. It is designed to support high-impact community-led economic development initiatives through a strategic, market-based approach that leverages private contributions and builds strong local partnerships.


The purpose of CITC program is to enable local residents and stakeholders to work with and through community development corporations to partner with non-profit, public and private entities to improve economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households and other residents in urban, rural and suburban communities across the Commonwealth.

State-certified CDCs developed high quality, multi-year business plans in January 2014 detailing how they will improve their community and leverage federal and private resources for neighborhood-based economy development.

On March 4, 2014 the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), led by Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein announced the first awards for the Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) to 36 CDCs across the state. Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC) received $80,000 of 2014 tax credits to incentivize $160,000 of donations to support our winning community investment plan. Good news! Fenway CDC was awarded $150,000 of community investment tax credits in 2016 in recognition of the high impact of our work.

Who Can Participate?

Businesses, for-profit corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and individual donors can participate in the CITC program. Using the tax credit, Fenway CDC will be able to leverage $300,000 from donors, thereby providing working capital to achieve maximum impact in our community work.

Please make your tax-deductible contribution to support Fenway CDC today! To donate online, please click this link or on the Donate Now! button above.