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Wellspring Cooperative

Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC)

Wellspring Cooperative is a Massachusetts Community Development Corporation (CDC)[1] that works to bring urgently needed economic transformation to low income and unemployed residents of the city of Springfield by the creation of worker-owned businesses called co-ops...creating jobs and wealth opportunities where it’s needed most in the neighborhoods of the city.

A benefit of being a member of the Massachusetts Association of CDCs is that donors who make cash donations of at least $1,000 can receive a Massachusetts tax credit for 50% of that donation. It is called the Community Investment Tax Credit Program or CITC Program. The program was created to leverage the tax credit to encourage donors to double their donation to vetted organizations like Wellspring.  Tax credits are limited so make sure you check for availability of credits by contacting Development co-chair, Kristan Bakker.

Who is eligible to receive the Community Investment Tax Credit? Massachusetts AND out-of-state donors of $1,000 or more are eligible for this Massachusetts tax credit. Donors can be:

  • Individuals
  • Foundations
  • Corporations
  • Donor Advised Funds (tax credit or refund goes to DAF and not to you personally)

Note: Only cash donations are eligible. Stock gifts are not eligible

CITC Donation Examples


We used all of our 2020 credits thanks to everyone who used this program to support Wellspring's work!

Tax credits are now available for 2021 donations.
For more information and credit availability,
contact Development co-chair
Kristan Bakker

 

 I want everyone to experience the rewards of giving to an
  organization making a difference in Springfield while also
  receiving a Massachusetts tax credit for half of their gift!

 - Steve Jones
   Wellspring Cooperative Supporter

 

 

[1]Massachusetts CDCs are organizations vetted by the State that develop and improve urban, rural, and suburban communities in sustainable ways that create and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income people