Thank you for considering contributing to the Fenway CDC.

As a direct result of gifts like yours, over 500 residents will avoid being displaced from affordable housing this year. And hundreds more will have employment opportunities, job readiness training, educational opportunities, and food they otherwise would not have access to. These gifts impact over 1,000 people each year, including children, elders, people with physical disabilities, and formerly homeless veterans.


Below are some ways you can make a gift to support our work:

1) Direct Donations (check or online using paypal)

2) Grants

3) Community Investment Tax Credits

4) Matching Gifts

5) Planned gifts/bequests

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7) Events

8) Customized events

For more information, please contact Iris Tan at or (617) 267-4637 x 25.

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 or call 617-264-4637 x 25. 

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 the CITC program is to enable 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 $200,000 in community investment tax credits for 2020 in recognition of our winning community investment plan and the 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.

How This 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. 

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