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 Leeann Crews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Downtown Events
This year’s Frederick Restaurant Week features unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick. Participating restaurants offer diners multi-course meals at appetizing prices. Visit an old favorite or try something new; Downtown Frederick is full of delicious dining options! Make your reservations at these popular spots today! Participating Downtown Frederick Restaurants August 2022 Black Hog BBQ Brewer’s Alley Bushwaller’s Cellar Door Firestone’s Culinary Tavern Il Porto Isabella’s Magoo’s Pub & Eatery Pistarro’s Showroom Thacher & Rye The Wine Kitchen
Fridays are craft beverage days at TONIQ, with special tastings featuring a different vendor each week! Tastings start at 4:30pm every Friday, with tasty snacks provided by TONIQ’s Deli Chef. Beverage details will be updated each week. Tasting Info of the Week (Friday, August 12) Paradosso Pinot Grigio: A product of Italy, this wine is light, crisp, and refreshing – perfect to sip on during a hot day. Seven Daughters Moscato: Open a chilled bottle and enjoy anytime – we think it pairs perfectly with dance parties, closet swaps, poolside lounging, birthdays, and that big promotion!
Join us on August 12th for a mixer and artist’s talk highlighting the work of our current immersive solo exhibition located on the second floor of the FAC Art Center. Mixer begins at 5:00. Artist talk begins at 6:00. Currently on display is Unstructured Rise by Knoxville artist Alyssa Imes from June 6th – September 23rd, 2022 The art installation, Unstructured Rise, features a variety of materials including textiles and cast iron that highlight Alyssa’s approach to creating a multi-media experience for her viewers. Imes’ work is about personal connections and social interactions that open new doors and which create a network of emotional relationships. Imes’ focus is to spread awareness of growth after trauma. “Unstructured Rise” serves as a retrospective of Imes’ work as an artist. Alyssa Imes grew up in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Shepherd University in 2018. She uses mediums of knitted fibers and communal cast iron. She graduated with her MFA from University of Maryland in May 2022. She has a small cast iron furnace. Currently her work has transitioned from heavy iron work to light fiber works. Through the years of her art practice she is always inspired by connections she makes with people. […]
Artist Talk with Alyssa Imes @ FAC Art Center
Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, over 30,000 mothers in America—many from conservative, Christian backgrounds—fully accept their LGBTQ+ children. And they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. MAMA BEARS explores the journeys of two mama bears and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears movement is vitally important.
Mama Bears @ The Frederick Center
FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) hosts Open Mic night every 2nd Friday from May-October, 7-9pm. Come to listen, play, or both! Whether you are a pro or a novice, this is a welcoming environment for you collaborate, build your skills, and get to know other local artists. Free to enter. Please sign up with FAME prior to the event to participate as a performer (you don’t have to sign up to watch). Donations appreciated. All-ages, beer/wine may be available for purchase w/ID. Sign up information on FAME’s page here.
Open Mic Night hosted by FAME @ FAC’s Sky Stage
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times sort of a mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless. On stage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty. Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure. OPENING FOR JJ GREY & MOFRO – NAT MYERS It’s hard to track down Nat Myers. He’s one of those young solitaires you hear before you see. As a performer, he emits but doesn’t distill, his secrets. His style’s homemade, unplugged. He began as a street performer before working into traditional venues. He makes his home in Northern Kentucky.
JJ Grey and Mofro
A Community Interactive Art Exhibition The newest art exhibition coming to Gallery 115 at the Y Arts Center in Downtown Frederick will run from May 14 through August 15, 2022. The exhibition concept comes from Frederick-based artist, curator, and writer Rula Jones. Graffiti derives from the Italian word graffiato which means “scratched”. The term “graffiti” is used in art history for works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface and would later evolve to refer to the art genre that means writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. “I am so pleased to host this exhibition in our gallery over the summer as it is a uniquely immersive experience that is fundamentally inclusive of all ages and artistic skill levels,” says Anthony Brock, Director of Arts and Humanities. GRAFFIATO invites the Frederick, Maryland community to use chalk to express themselves through text and drawings within an interior gallery space that has been transformed with black chalk paper. Local artists have also been invited to contribute. “I am excited to participate in Graffito at Gallery 115 because, for me, it’s so immediate and spontaneous, yet evolves over time. I am accustomed to work that […]
Graffiato Art Exhibition at The Y Arts Center
Ladies and gents, fine lassies and sirs, untamed gals and wild boys, friends and folks… please join us for an evening of BEAST & BEER. We are delighted to partner with our fine friends at Firestone’s Culinary Tavern to celebrate the harvest and the heritage of the hunt. We’ll take you on a five course BEAST & BEER tasting adventure. Each course will pair with an Attaboy Beer or Attaboy Barrel House 4oz pour. 1st Course Trout Salad: cucumber, heirloom tomato, pepper, wonton cup. Paired with: Attaboy Beer Cucumber & Lemon Hard Seltzer 2nd Course Wagyu Beef Tartare: lemon, capers, roasted garlic ‘’chips’’, lemon puree. Paired with: Attaboy Beer Creek Life Strata extra pale. 3rd Course Guinea Hen: polenta frit, asparagus, pickles blackberry, and herb salad. Blackberry demi. Paired with: Attaboy Barrel House Farmboy Cherry barrel aged saison with cherries. 4th Course Venison Tri Tip: risotto, roasted summer peach, cippolini onion Paired with: Attaboy Barrel House Farmboy barrel aged saison. 5th Course Foraged Berry Tart: pastry creme, sucree crumble, cardamom chocolate crumble. Paired with: Attaboy Barrel House Frederick Pie barrel aged golden sour with raspberries, cherries, boysenberries, and blueberries with vanilla and a hint of pie spices. The […]
Beast & Beer by Firestone’s Culinary Tavern @ Attaboy Barrel House
Philadelphia-based The Naked Sun stops at Sky Stage on their Mid-Atlantic tour! Fronted by singer-songwriter, Drew Harris, and guitarist, Tim Campbell, the Naked Sun have been a staple of the Philadelphia music scene for the past 10 years. After spending the mid-aughts in the Baltimore, MD, eclectic and robust music scene, Harris moved home to his native Philadelphia to start a rock band with a little more edge than the folky “streetgrass” stylings of his previous bands (Cityslides, Red Sammy, Good Guise). Harris joined up with Campbell, won the WXPN Beta Hi-Fi Festival and started playing shows and recording albums. Flash forward to today, Harris and Campbell are joined by Dylan Mulachy (Shark Tape) on drums, Tom Tusler (Claymation Horror Show) on bass, Alan Sheltzer on keys, and Bradley Moser on lead guitar. Liza Hill is an emerging singer-songwriter originally from Frederick who accompanies herself on guitar or keyboard. A student at Belmont University in Nashville, she released her single ‘Lonely Star’ in October 2021. All-ages venue, $10, under 12 free, cash or cards accepted, beer/wine available for 21+ with I.D., other small concessions for sale; carry-in food OK, no byob.
The Naked Sun with Liza Hill @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Have you ever dreamed of growing food on your very own property? It’s not hard and it doesn’t take acres of ground to feed your family. Sharon Fraley of East Rivendell Farm and The Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate will be at the office this Sunday with a sampling of what she grows and would love to talk to you about how you can do the same. Come on by!
East Rivendell Farm Pop Up @ Premier Group of Long & Foster Real Estate
Blues? BBQ? Brews? We’ve got it all! Join us for BBQ, Brew, and Blues from 12-4 Sunday, August 14. The Nick Staver Trio will be playing tunes in our taproom from 12:30-3:30 and Stroker’s BBQ will be serving up eats from 12-8! FREE EVENT!
BBQ, Blues, & Brews @ Rockwell Brewery
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 $15 donation goes to support local non-profits including Heartly House. Space is limited, please pre-register at 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 @ FAC’s Sky Stage
August is foreign film influence month! Art Center Bijou is a weekly film screening curated by FAC Associate SJ Wiegand. Each month we present films that fall under one general theme in order to cultivate discussion about film as a mode of artistic expression. The last Tuesday of the month, local film makers are invited to share their work within the theme to be screened! To contribute your work please email: email@example.com Doors open at 7:00 The film starts around 7:30 After the film ends we hold a brief discussion. ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: Please note that there is a flight of stairs to reach the screening room.
Art Center Bijou Film : Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski (2013) @ FAC
Do you want to enjoy local farm fresh food raised with sustainable practices? Through Frederick Fresh Online (FFO), you can play a significant role in supporting local farmers and building a resilient food system! Order what you want for the week at frederickfreshonline.luluslocalfood.com. The ordering window is open from Thursday mornings at 8AM through Sundays at 8PM. Then, pick up your order through one of FFO’s four drive-through locations each Wednesday between 5:30-6:30PM. The Downtown Frederick pickup center is Frederick Friends Meeting, 723 N Market St. Available Products Include: Seasonal Vegetables Seasonal Fruits Cheese Eggs Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken Products Artisan Chocolates Herbs Bakes Goods Plants: Vegetables, Herbs, Shrubs, Trees Fresh Flower Bouquets Natural Skin Care Products Dog Treats
Frederick Fresh Online Farmers Market Pickup
After putting in a good 9 to 5, pull on your denim and rhinestones and dosey-do on over to the Tenth Ward Distillery for a night of karaoke, trivia, and fun, celebrating Frederick County Public Libraries’ 3rd Annual Read a Book Ball. Benefiting the Library’s Greatest Need Fund, this event is inspired by that Backwoods Barbie, Smoky Mountain Songbird, the irrefutable Queen of Country herself – Dolly Parton. Eat, Drink, and Be Dolly is free and open to the public. All ages are invited to attend but guests must be 21 and over to drink our special Dolly-themed cocktail.
Read a Book Ball Event: Read, Drink, & Be Dolly @ Tenth Ward Distilling
Dance to Latin beats at this popular monthly event! Starts with an approximately 30-minute salsa lesson at 7pm by Silvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa. 3rd Wednesdays. (Pre-registration may be required depending on COVID regulations at the time.) $5 suggested cash donation at the door; all-ages, beer/wine available with cash/cards for over 21s with valid ID. Venue is open-air, so dress comfortably. Check for updates on Frederick Arts Council website in case of rain.
Salsa Under the Stars @ FAC’s Sky Stage
Yogamour is pleased to announce our most recent collaboration with the Frederick Arts Council at 5 E 2nd Street in Downtown Frederick. Enjoy the artful environment of this spacious venue every Thursday from 12:30p to 1:15p. Take a lunch break and tend to the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. The Yogamour Studio offers a wide variety of yoga classes for beginner and advanced practitioners, as well as Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Feldenkrais. While located in Frederick Maryland, the studio also offers Pop-up Yoga Classes at other community locations which have included The Common Market, The Bernard Brown Center, Serendipity, Sky Stage, Flying Dog, Idiom Brewing, McClintock Distilling, Baker Park as well as Retirement and Assisted Living Communities. Classes, workshops, training programs and events support the Yogamour Outreach mission which is to bring yoga and mindfulness to survivors of trauma, marginalized and in-need communities locally and globally as an adjunct therapy in finding self regulation and healing. Yogamour has offered classes to those who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence, incarerated, addiction recovery, mentally and physically abled, as well as our homeless population and more. By attending a public Yogamour class at the studio or at a Pop-up location, you support the mission and become a participant in meaningful change.