Community Investment Tax Credit

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Get $500 back for every $1,000
you invest in the JPNDC… and help local families.

The Community Investment Tax Credit program was created
by the Massachusetts State Legislature to make your
charitable contributions go farther when you invest in
organizations like the JPNDC.

Our 2019 CITC campaign is open!
Of our awarded $200,000 in tax credits, we have $113,000 remaining (as of September 12).


Percentage of JPNDC’s 2019 tax credits committed as of 9/12/19

What is the CITC?

  • A program passed by the legislature in 2012 as part of a larger bill to promote economic growth in Massachusetts
  • The goal of the CITC, according to the statute creating it, is to help community development corporations “improve economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households and other residents in urban, rural and suburban communities across the Commonwealth.”
  • JPNDC is certified by the Mass. Dept of Housing & Community Development to participate in the CITC program and has one of the largest pools of tax credits to distribute
  • Learn more about this state program

Why make a CITC donation?

  • Impact on PEOPLE’S LIVES. CITC donations have allowed JPNDC to expand our Family Prosperity Initiative by 60% and deepen our impact on people’s finances by offering one-on-one coaching to all course graduates.
  • Impact on COMMUNITY. CITC investments support JPNDC work not funded by traditional sources, including advocacy for affordable housing and leadership development among immigrant and low-income residents.
  •  Impact on YOUR BOTTOM LINE. For any donation of $1,000 or more, you will receive a Massachusetts tax credit of 50% of that donation.


Your Dollars Go a Long Way

Your gift
MINUS state credit
EQUALS your out of pocket


“CITC is a great way to help
the JPNDC build wealth among
working-class families.”

John Cruz, President, Cruz Construction and CITC donor

How It Works

  • Donation: Any amount of $1,000 or higher
  • Tax Credit: 50% of your donation amount subtracted from your tax bill or added to your reimbursement
  • Time period: 2018 calendar year

  • Eligibility: Any US resident, business or non-profit organization. If you do not file a Massachusetts tax return, you will receive a check for the value of your tax credit.
  • First step: Make your donation.
  • Second step: Complete an easy on-line form. We will send you the link when we receive your donation of $1,000 or more.


More on CITC

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What’s Next?

Contact Us
Mass. CITC Program