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, worth up to 50% of the value of their donation.
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 email@example.com to see if any credits are currently available.
- Individuals and businesses that donate $500 or more to the Partnership may be eligible to receive tax credits equal to 50% of the value of their donation. These tax credits may be claimed in addition to State and Federal deductions for charitable contributions.
- Credits must be used against taxes owed for the year in which the contribution is made. They may not be used retroactively for taxes from a prior year.
Who is eligible?
Any individual or entity that conducts a trade or business in the State of Maryland is eligible.
- Investment minimum is $500 (state requirement)
- Paperwork must be completed in advance of your investment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the required Donor Acknowledgement waiver.
- 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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Downtown Events
The Downtown Frederick Light Walk features four creative lighting installations that will be on display every day through March 2023. STARLITE Modern starbursts dot the front of the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage, creating an eye-catching centerpiece along E Patrick St. Location: on the Patrick Street side of the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St) LIGHT DROPS Always remember to look up. Curtains of light sway overhead, for your very own starry night in Downtown Frederick. Location: above the sidewalk that connects the Carroll Creek Public Parking Garage to Maxwell Ave (near the rainbow fence) CHROMA This historic building has been transformed into a temporary work of art, radiating light from the inside-out. Location: corner of E Patrick St & S Carroll St (200 E Patrick St) KALEIDOSCOPE A shimmering, color-changing tunnel of light creates the perfect photo op in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Location: Everedy Square & Shab Row, in the alleyway between The Frederick Basket Co (12 N East St) and Talbots (18 N East St)Share your Light Walk experience! Tag us on Instagram @dwntwnfrederick and Facebook @downtownfrederick to share your photos and videos. Use #downtownfrederick or #fredericklightwalk to be reposted. The Downtown Frederick […]
Downtown Frederick Light Walk
This special exhibition was curated as a vignette showcase that reflects the array of creativity within the Frederick County Art Association. Work from 16 members will be presented. The show is on view from February 1 through February 26 and is free and open to the public. The opening reception is Saturday, February 11 from 5 to 7 PM. Check DistrictArts.com for gallery hours.
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Community Threads; Connectivity through Creativity”
Come Celebrate Our 1 Year Anniversary! We enjoy providing Frederick with a unique, functional space and all the resources for creating quality photography and video projects. Learn about what we have been up to our first year and get an insider look at the studio and all we’ve accomplished. Join us for our Open House Happy Hour.
Lockhouse Studios – 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
Equal parts frontman, poet, and conductor, Joe Keyes leads his nine-piece Late Bloomer Band through a fresh concoction of funk, R&B, soul, rock, and jazz while drawing on the musical auras of Miles Davis, Gil Scott-Heron, Sun Ra, and early Parliament-Funkadelic. Keyes captivates audiences with his deep, commanding vocals, punctuated by tales of love, family, and addiction from his six decades on earth. The band’s vibe and sound – honed over years of theatrical, improvisational shows – journeys from gentle grooves to tight funk and epic crescendos.
Joe Keyes Improv Jazz Night @ FAC Art Center
The Tivoli Discovery Series is our pay-what-you-want series featuring emerging artists. This month features Marielle Kraft. When you hear Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter, originally from Rhode Island, displays craftsmanship beyond her years, evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.”
Tivoli Discovery Series: Marielle Kraft
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe, and they love performing for you! Join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games. No two shows are ever the same!
Get Your Laugh On with The Comedy Pigs @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Celebrate the Fire & Ice on Friday with The Laymen Band at Agave 137 Tequila Bar & Kitchen! Get some delicious tacos and stay to watch The Laymen Band perform LIVE! Check out our website to stay up to date on our weekly events and specials www.agave137.com
The Laymen Band @ Agave 137
2pm-Art Matters Artist Talks: Solo exhibiting artist Brad Blair and exhibiting members of the Mid-Maryland Woodturner Club will discuss their work and practice 3-5pm- Opening: Artists Brad Blair, Brandon Oleksy, Keith Kozloff, Manya Stoumen-Tolino, Woodturners from throughout Maryland 3-5pm-Creative Outlet: Kids and their adults get creative with art projects (Free due to anonymous donor)
Artful Things Happening @ The Delaplaine
After you take a stroll through Downtown Frederick and enjoy all of the beautiful ice sculptures, pop inside FBAC to get warm! Print a Valentine’s Day card on our 1890s platen press, shop our store for unique hand made gifts for loved ones, experience how we set type and print our handmade Ephemeral newspaper, and learn more about what FBAC has to offer!
Fire and Ice Open House @ FBAC
An ancient feast day will be observed here with a new event. The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple celebrates the coming of the Light of the World forty days after Christmas. An ice sculpture of the church façade and steeple will be in front of the church all day. The 1855 neo-gothic church designed by Richard Upjohn will be open for visitors 10 am to 5 pm. Baked goods go on sale in the Great Hall at 10 am, hot coffee will be free! Hot food sales will be in the Great Hall for dine-in or take-away 11 am to 6 pm. Labyrinth in the Parish Hall will be open for walking 2-4 pm. Blessing of Candles will occur periodically during the day; bring your own for home use during the year. Candlemas Service with music (no Eucharist) begins at 5 pm with candlelit procession. Enter through the church front doors or use handicap entrance in the Memorial Garden. No entrance fee for Church Open House or Labyrinth. All are Welcome!
Candlemas Festival @ All Saints Episcopal Church
Bring in 2023 with a little self care. Our team will be available to show you how to embrace the coolness for your skin and warm your home. Peace will be featuring our house scent candle created by fig & fire and all our cooking facial tools in our self care sale – 23% off the entire store.
Self Care @ Peace
Drop by for a quick demo of FLIKR Fire – your personal fireplace – and enter to win one for yourself! FLIKR Fire is portable, so it is great on a patio, a balcony, on a boat, but also great to use inside for cozy ambience! OR roast marshmallows and make s’mores – with virtually no clean up! Entries will be accepted from Friday Feb 3rd – Sun Feb. 5th.
Win your very own FLIKR Fire @ Ec’clectibles
On Saturday, February 4th the Structures Spa team is hosting a meet and greet! This will be a great chance to see what the spa has to offer and to get to know our estheticians and their services! There will be: – Ticket Raffle to win a free deluxe facial and skincare kit ($200 value) – 15% off appointments booked during the event – 10% retail products bought during the event – Complimentary drinks and snacks. Come out for a good time and a chance to win a facial!
Spa Meet and Greet @ Structures Salon and Spa
February First Saturday – Fire in Ice First Saturday is a day to show your love for local! Where you spend your money matters. Each February First Saturday, Downtown Frederick is transformed into a winter wonderland! This year, visitors can explore more than 120 unique ice sculptures, which will be on display all over downtown from 11am-9pm. Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown. This year, enjoy our FREE SHUTTLES, featuring three shuttle locations around town! February First Saturday is presented by Music & Arts. Thank you for supporting local! MAIN EVENTS Friday, February 3 (6-9PM) Live Ice Carving Demonstration | 6-9PM at Everedy Square & Shab Row (20 N East St) Ice Games Center | 6-9PM at 331 N Market St | featuring life-sized versions of your favorite games made out of ice (plus cornhole boards, a putting green, giant checkers and more) with a marshmallow roasting station on the side Polar Lounge | 6-9PM at 15 E 6th St | take photos in a literal “ice lounge,” featuring life-sized furniture made of ice set next to a roaring […]