Community Investment Tax Credits
The Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) offers State tax credits to Maryland businesses and individuals that contribute to nonprofit organizations that are working to address critical needs in the State’s communities. Through the program, businesses and individuals that make a donation to qualified nonprofit organizations receive a valuable State tax credit.
How does the program work?
Nonprofit organizations apply for tax credit allocations competitively awarded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Downtown Frederick Partnership has previously been awarded allocations of these credits. Please contact the Partnership to see if any credits are currently available.
Entities that donate directly to nonprofits receive tax credits equal to 50 percent of the value of the donation. These tax credits may be claimed in addition to State and Federal deductions for charitable contributions.
Entities must start using the credits against taxes owed for the year in which the contribution is made. If the credits exceed the taxes owed, the excess credits may be carried over for up to five years following the tax year in which the contribution was made. Credits may not be used retroactively against taxes owed for years prior to the year in which the contribution is made.
Who is eligible for the program?
Any entity conducting business or operating a trade in or individual residing in Maryland is eligible.
- Investment minimum is $500 (state requirement)
- If previously invested in the Partnership, gift must be doubled from the previous year
- If gift has been doubled once while participating in program, you are excluded from previous requirement
- Downtown Frederick Partnership will provide credits for the total investment (previous investment plus increased investment)
Credits are sold on a first come first serve basis. For more information please call 301.698.8118 or email Danielle Doll at email@example.com.
Upcoming Downtown Events
BLOOM the next art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick, will run from Friday, June 18 through Sunday, September 5, 2021, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 10, 7 pm to 9 pm. There will also be a Virtual Artist Zoom Talk on Sunday, August 8 from 1-2 pm The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Bloom in the verb form as to produce or yield flowers; to support abundant plant life, to mature into the achievement of one’s potential, to flourish in beauty, freshness, or excellence; to shine out; to become more apparent or fully expressed, to appear or occur unexpectedly in remarkable quantity or degree, to become densely populated with microorganisms; etc. Artists were encouraged to submit works for consideration that respond, relate or interpret the word Bloom within the critical contemporary context of our world today. The exhibition has drawn 17 artists from New York City to the suburbs of Washington DC.” “The artists in this exhibition have a kinship to nature and express it through a variety of ways. They recreate it through direct observation or memory, utilize it as a metaphor for narratives of the present and past, declare their […]
BLOOM art exhibition
Although there are still uncertainties related to in person learning, we are currently planning to be back in our space and offering our wildly popular summer theatre camp: FUNCamp 2021. The safety of our campers, staff and artists is of the utmost importance to us and we are putting procedures in place to assure that your young performers will be in good hands at MET. In preparation for a safe in person summer theatre experience we will be following up to date state and local guidelines regarding Covid-19. We are also carefully preparing our space and curriculum, taking into consideration adjustments that may be needed to assure the health and safety of our campers and staff. Due to number limitations and to ensure safety our registrations this summer will be limited to 18 participants per session. Once registration is open you are encouraged to do so early to secure your spot! Session IA: June 21-June 25 The Greatest Showman (Ages 10-15) Session I: June 28-July 2 Creating Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session II: July 5-9 Musical Theatre (Ages 12-16) Session III: July 12-16 Musical Theatre (Ages 7-11) Session IV: July 19-23 Improv/Comedy Jam (Ages 12-16) […]
From May 7 to August 28, the Frederick Arts Council is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Frederick artist Lisa Dillin on view at the 5 E. 2nd Street Art Center. The exhibition ‘Sorry we missed you’ features nine sculptures and a sound piece which focus on the complicated aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March of 2020 the physical and emotional space between each of us has widened like a deep chasm along an active fault line. Once buzzing city centers – many of which were already underutilized and in decline – have gone silent. City buildings and suburban retail centers that had long ago fallen into disrepair eerily await our return. As we travel to our old familiar places we find that vestiges of what was abound. We have left traces of ourselves in every nook and cranny of our towns and cities. These human remnants are not dissimilar to messages in a bottle: they are clues to what came before, a voice waiting to be discovered. Sorry we missed you is an attempt to make tangible the emotional quality of the sustained isolation and economic decline that characterizes this time. Sorry we missed you extends an […]
“Sorry we missed you” exhibition at Frederick Arts Council
TAG/The Artists Gallery is pleased to announce the featured artists for July: Cathy Wilkin and Jan McIntyre-Creager They have been exploring different subjects, media, and styles with exciting results! Cathy Wilkin switched directions for her intriguing new exhibit, “Hindsight 2020.” She traded her intricate collages for acrylic paintings. At first glance, the interiors in her new work appear calm, but unsettling elements quickly reveal themselves. Wilkin calls the eight works in this series her “COVID paintings” and says they reflect her disconnect in 2020. McIntyre-Creager’s show, “Circle in a Square,” pulls away from the imagery she’s relied on for the last three years—still lifes, buildings, and other structures—in favor of a new self-imposed assignment. “I wanted to go basic,” she says. Merlin’s Beard Band will perform during the July 3 opening reception from 5 to 8pm. Visit the website to see more.
“Hindsight 2020” and “Circle in a Square” open @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
We’re wrapping up our 5-Year Anniversary month with Tiki Week! Wednesday through Sunday slide on in, grab a seat anytime during regular hours and try something from this one-time-only tiki-inspired menu; like the Mai Tai Sunrise, Fairyduster Painkiller and Flaming Zombie, with an unconventional twist, of course. And on Friday, Banana Hammer will be bringing the funky island vibes with Reggae-Rock covers of Bob Marley and the like from 8-10 p.m. Swing on in, we’re already ready to pour you a drink! More info in the Facebook event here.
Tenth Ward’s Tiki Week
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends April—November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
Located at 331 N Market St. A weekly outdoor bazaar featuring a variety of vendors and products, every Saturday throughout the year. More information: instagram.com/downtownsaturdaybazaar
Downtown Saturday Bazaar
“Black and White in Color” July’s show is with Mary Paul Barnaby and Steve Dill (Monocacy Forge) collaborating to produce a perfect synergy between photography and forged steel. Showing weekends during the month of July. Opening July 3rd, 1-7pm. Regular gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm. View the Eastside Artists’ Gallery website for more information.
“Black and White in Color” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery
Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses, soldiers and civilians who cared for 8,000 wounded soldiers in Downtown Frederick Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from April until October, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. Initially the walking tours will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many […]
Walking Tours with National Museum of Civil War Medicine
In honor of Harry Potter’s Birthday, we are talking about the monsters and myths of Frederick Hogwarts is coming to Frederick! In honor of the birthday of the Boy Who Lived, listen to the tales of the monsters and myths of Frederick, presented by local cryptologist Sarah Cooper (The American Snallygaster Museum and Manic Pixie Dream Ghouls Podcast)
Myths, Magic, and Monsters
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win Song of the Year Awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM) in the same year. In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
Jamey Johnson LIVE
Sundays 9:00AM-1:00PM May 9 – November 21, 2021 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Join us at 331 N Market St every Sunday from May through November. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from May through November. More info at frederickcitymarket.com
Frederick City Market
International World Friendship Day by UNESCO BMW Club Celebrating our humanity with dialogue, music and song August 1 @ noon EST (NY) – 9:00 am PT Agenda: – Interviews – What does Friendship Mean To You? – OneTree Musical Group – Oud Performance – Meditation – Eco-Friendly Farming & Artistic expression of Women in carrier Register @ UNESCOBMW.org
International World Friendship Day
Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. From August 2-8, participating restaurants throughout the county will be serving up unique multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Restaurants will offer a variety of menus for indoor, outdoor and to-go dining. Visit an old favorite or try something new… Frederick County is full of delicious dining options! All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity. Reservations strongly recommended. For more information, visit www.frederickrestaurantweek.com. Restaurant Week pricing key (menus coming soon…) $: $15 – $19 $$: $20 – $29 $$$: $30 – $39 $$$$: $40+ Participating Restaurants: Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St) / reservations: call (301) 631-0089 / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Cafe 611 (611 N Market St) / offering: to-go | indoor Chaps Pit Beef (4969 Westview Dr, Suite E) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Firestone’s Culinary Tavern (105 N Market St) / reservations: online / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Hippy Chick Hummus (237 N Market St) / offering: to-go | outdoor | indoor Irie Eats (300 E 2nd St) / offering: […]
Frederick Restaurant Week
The Yogamour mission is to bring the therapeutic aspects of yoga and mindfulness to survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and “in-need” populations as an adjunct therapy towards healing and self-regulation. When attending a Yogamour POP-UP class at Sky Stage, your $10 donation goes to support local non-profits including Heartly House. Space is limited, please pre-register at https://yogamour.org/classes-and-prices-live-and-online (Click the link and scroll to ‘SKY STAGE Yoga for ALL Levels’ then click ‘Sign Up’).
All-levels Yoga with Yogamour at Sky Stage
DISTRICT Arts presents “Chasing Rainbows” New and recent paintings by Chito Padilla Padilla started painting one year into retirement at age 59. A Washington, DC resident for over thirty years, he is now a permanent resident of Marshall, VA. Chito says, “My style is influenced by the abstract expressionist movement which denotes the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression.”
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Chasing Rainbows”
Aleventures is returning for a third time to Rockwell Brewery, and this time we are bringing a fresh card-game based theme! Join us as the aleventures continue in traditional fashion – bring a friend and we’ll take care of the rest! If you like any of the games, we will have additional copies and merch for sale as well!
FREE 2 PLAY GAME NIGHT
Please join us on Wednesday, August 4 at Smoketown Brewery for a young professionals networking mixer! All professionals & backgrounds are welcome. Please bring business cards & information you would like to share. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free outdoor yoga is led by Sol Yoga 7-8am every Thursday morning before Alive @ Five. Just bring your mat, all skill levels are welcome. Sessions take place in Carroll Creek Amphitheater, donations are encouraged. Every Thursday morning, July 1 through September 30.
Yoga on the Creek
Thursdays from 3-6pm (June 3 through September 30) at 113 N East St in Downtown Frederick. Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for a list of vendors. The Everedy Square and Shab Row Farmers Market is operated by Frederick Farmers Market, providing the community of Frederick, Maryland with LOCAL products at traditional cooperative farmers’ markets. Find more info at frederickfarmersmarket.com.