Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering to make a gift to Fenway CDC. Following are ways which you can make a gift to support our work:
1) Event sponsorship  2) Customized event  3) Grant  4) Outright donation  5) Community Investment Tax Credits  6) Matching Gift  7) Planned gift/ bequests   8) AmazonSmile http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2666507
For more information, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or 617-264-4637 x 25.


Fenway Ball


Fenway Ball Gala
Thursday, June 18, 2020
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Harvard Club Boston
374 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Join us to celebrate Fenway CDC’s accomplishments with an evening of dining, entertainment, and a panoramic view of Boston. This exciting event connects over 300 professionals from the real estate industry, business sectors, and Fenway’s renowned institutions. These academic, medical, arts, cultural, and sports institutions are economic drivers of our region.

Taste of Fenway

Taste of The Fenway
Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Van Ness Street (from Kilmarnock Street to Richard B. Ross Way)

This fun outdoor festival will feature award winning restaurants and local businesses in the Fenway. Guests will enjoy delicious food and wine-tastings, live music, and art. Estimated attendees: 650. Please visit www.tasteofthefenway.org for more information.

Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC)


Fenway CDC invites you to participate in the Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit program as a donor to maximize the impact of our community programs. Please download our CITC Brochure below for more information. Read more about the CITC Regulations here.

If you have questions or would like to participate in the CITC program, please contact Iris Tan at itan@fenwaycdc.org or call 617-264-4637 x 25. 

Download CITC Brochure

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

What Is CITC?

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 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 detailing how they would 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.

DHCD awarded Fenway CDC $150,000 in community investment tax credits for 2018 in recognition of our winning community investment plan and high impact of our work.

Who Can Participate?

Businesses, for-profit corporations, individuals, non-profits, and foundations can all participate. Out of state donors can also participate.

Benefits for Fenway CDC

Using the tax credits, Fenway CDC will be able to leverage $300,000 from donors, thereby providing working capital to achieve maximum community impact. 


Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same services. Please use Fenway CDC’s AmazonSmile link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2666507 to do your online shopping so that Amazon can donate 0.5% of your purchases to support the work of Fenway CDC.