Thank you for your support

In every community across Massachusetts, Community Action Agencies, like Community Teamwork, make a difference in People’s Lives #CommunityActionWorks.

Your contribution will aid our efforts on every front as we work together to defeat COVID-19, care for our clients and families in their hour of greatest need, and emerge stronger than ever.

Each year, Community Teamwork serves more than 50,000 people. We could not meet the needs of so many people of all ages without your support. No matter the size of your gift, know that your donation helps people right here in your community every day.

Your Gift Can Turn Lives Around

Thanks to YOU – our staff, board members, donors, and partners, Community Teamwork (CTI)  is making a difference in the lives of so many in our community.




Please download, complete and mail this form and check to:

Community Teamwork, Inc
155 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell MA 01852
ATTN: Development

Thank you to all of our donors who doubled the impact of their donation dollars in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!  Don’t miss your chance to get half back for your 2021 donation!

100% of our available tax credits were sold for the 2014 Community Investment Tax Credit campaign and we are one of the Massachusetts CDC’s (Community Development Corporations) who have received Community Investment Tax Credits for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Time is running out to participate and credits are going fast!

2021 Community Investment Tax Credits – The Gift that Gives Back!

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. The purpose of the CITC program is to enable local residents and stakeholders to work with and through Community Development Corporations (CDC’s) 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.

In short, the Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) provides a 50% state tax credit and/or refund for 2021 donations of $1000 or more made to designated Community Development Corporations (CDC’s).

CTI is one of only two local Community Development Corporations qualified to provide these tax credits. If the donor does not have a sufficient tax liability, the 50% credit is refundable whereby the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will issue a check for the balance of the credit directly to the donor.

Businesses, non-profit organizations, foundations and individual donors have successfully participated in the CITC program.

Since the Community Investment Tax Credit Program’s inception, Community teamwork has received more than a million dollars in tax credits to provide to donors. “We are thrilled to receive these tax credits again this year. These tax credits really allow our donors to double their money and, more importantly, their impact on the community. They are instrumental in helping CTI fulfill its mission.” stated Karen Frederick, CTI’s Executive Officer.

The Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) is part of a larger economic development bill and essentially compensates the donor for driving support into the community through donations to Community Development Corporations (CDC’s) such as Community Teamwork.

Don’t delay – Donations must be received by December 31, 2021 and Tax Credits are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on how your clients can take advantage of 2021 Tax Credits, please contact Community Teamwork, Inc., CITC@commteam.org, or 978-654-5640 Visit https://macdc.org/how-it-works for more information.

As a CDC we are building communities, improving places, and transforming lives in your community. HOW DOES IT WORK?  Contact us about making a cash* donation of at least $1,000 for a 50% state tax credit. Please email us for more information. Additional information about the CITC regulations is available on the Massachusetts DOR website and may be accessed here. Talk with your financial advisor or tax professional about how this donation opportunity can most benefit you.

Tax savings example.  (Illustration based on 35% tax bracket. Situations vary. Please consult your tax advisor.)

  • $1,000 – Gift to Community Teamwork
  • $500 – MA State Tax Credit
  • $175 – Federal Tax Deduction (if at 35%)
  • $675 – Total tax savings to donor
  • $325 – Donor’s final out-of-pocket cost after tax credit and deduction

And Community Teamwork receives the full benefit of your original $1,000 donation!

*Donors must give a minimum of $1,000 to be eligible. This qualified investment must be in the form of a cash donation (donations of gifts in-kind, stocks, and property are not eligible under this program).

WHO CAN GIVE?  Individuals, corporations, foundations, not-for-profits, and non-profits can speak with us about donating $1000 and receiving a 50% tax credit to use on this year’s Massachusetts state tax return. Even if you have no tax liability or live out of state, you can utilize this program and receive a refund in the amount of the credit. Banks can utilize the CITC’s for CRA donations as well.

WHEN?  The deadline for the CITC program is December 31, 2020. Please note that the credits are limited and available on a first come, first served basis – so contact us today! Don’t miss your opportunity to double the impact of your donation.

WHY? Community Teamwork strengthens communities and reduces poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities. Last year:

  • 11,085 households (including 3,243 senior citizens) received Fuel Assistance that kept them safe and warm
  • 1,285 children participated in pre-school activities to develop school readiness skills
  • 2,296 households retained their housing through the provision of rental subsidies
  • 192,637 volunteer hours were donated by Senior Volunteers and 169 homebound Seniors were able to maintain their independence
  • 153 unemployed individuals obtained employment and 175 individuals obtained skills/competencies required for employment.

Please give today to maximize the impact of your donation in your community.

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours and even match donations made by spouses and retirees. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

Please check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to Community Teamwork.

By simply completing a matching gift form (on-line or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift! Contributions of any amount help us build better futures for individuals, children and families, and to build stronger communities.

Already have your form? Please mail it to:

Community Teamwork
155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
ATTN: Matching Gifts

If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 04-2382027. If you have questions about matching gifts please email Community Teamwork or call us at 978.459.0551.

Check with your employer today to find out how you can designate Community Teamwork to receive additional donations through your workplace plan.

Annual cam​paign support:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable CampaignFederal employees: Select “106760 – Community Teamwork, Inc
  • United Way participants select Community Teamwork on your form to choose us as your charity.
  • Corporate employees: Make Community Teamwork your charity of choice, and ask your employer to match your gift.
  • Federal, county, and municipal employees: Check your campaign materials to find Community Teamwork’s assigned number.

Community Teamwork, Inc.  is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 04-2382027

Questions?

If you have questions or need assistance with your donation, please contact jripa@commteam.org, 978-654-5628

If you would like to learn more about receiving a qualifying Community Investment Tax Credit for your donation of $1000 or more, please contact kplath@commteam.org, 978-654-5640