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Why donate to Valley Community Development?

  • We provide quality affordable rental housing to our neighbors.
  • We provide technical assistance to small businesses to help them thrive.
  • We assist our neighbors who want to be homeowners or who are current homeowners to make smart decisions.

The impact of COVID-19 has only increased the urgency of assisting with the needs of local homeless residents, helping our residents and homeowners with foreclosure and eviction prevention, and assisting small businesses as we rebuild local economies.

We rely on you and the broader community to help us improve the quality of life primarily for the residents of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and Hadley, as well as other communities throughout Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

Donating any amount will help determine, support, and sustain our efforts. We appreciate any contribution you can make.


Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) Program

The CITC provides a 50% refundable state tax credit for donations $1,000 or over to qualified CDCs like Valley Community Development. It’s designed to leverage private contributions in order to support a broad array of community development efforts like affordable housing, homeownership services and small business services which help local communities thrive.

It reduces a donor’s tax liability, and if a donor does not have sufficient tax liability, the credit is refundable, whereby the Commonwealth will issue a check for the balance of the credit to the donor. The minimum donation each year is $1,000.

A minimum $85 monthly donation will allow you to take the state credit. Your CITC donation will be leveraged to strengthen our programs and produce a greater impact in our local community.

You can read more about the CITC here, Valley Community Development’s three-year Community Investment Plan (CIP) here.


Considerable Tax Savings
Individuals, Corporations, and Foundations can take advantage of tax credit
Excess tax credit is refundable

For more information about CITC, contact Alexis Breiteneicher at or call (413) 586-5855 ext 190.

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