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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Downtown Events
The Wine Kitchen is preparing a very special feast for you and your family this year. Each package is created by our chefs with the season’s freshest ingredients. All you need to do is pick up Wednesday November 25th and follow the instructions included with your kit. Place your order today and rest easy knowing our chefs are putting together an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for you. You can pull it out of the oven and take all the credit. Thanksgiving Dinner From the Wine Kitchen Frederick Before the Feast Butternut squash and goat cheese tartlets Lobster and spinach dip / focaccia The Feast (12-14 lbs) Green Circle Heritage Turkey Cornbread stuffing with andouille and mushroom Whipped yukon gold potatoes Brussel sprouts with bacon and cheese casserole Rosemary soft rolls Apple cranberry chutney Bacon dripping gravy After the Feast Pumpkin Pie / whip cream $350 / serves six
Thanksgiving Dinner from the Wine Kitchen
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In support of the biennial photography exhibition “Focus” at the Delaplaine Arts Center, DISTRICT Arts is pleased to feature the photographic works of gallery artist Don James. Finding inspiration in natural, industrial, and urban environments, Don is drawn to subjects that are rarely noticed by others. Don says, “Modern glass buildings, monolithic 19th century edifices, and even abandoned structures all inspire me and keep me coming back to continue exploring.” Don will be exhibiting a special selection of his photographs at DISTRICT Arts from November 4 – November 29, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public. All photographs are limited editions and are available for purchase. To maintain the safety and health of our visitors, we require that masks be worn at all times within the gallery. In addition, occupancy will be limited to 10 visitors at a time with social distancing observed.
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Always Looking Up”
More than 80 photographs by regional and national artists. Juror Regina DeLuise is a Guggenheim Fellow and full-time faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Image: Springs Returns with Persephone by Jose Rosapepe, 2018 NJPE First Place Award Winner
National Juried Photography Exhibition
The Literacy Council’s Annual Holiday Book Drive begins November 14, 2020. The Literacy Council of Frederick County is again partnering with Curious Iguana for our Annual Holiday Book Drive to provide new and gently used books for elementary school aged children (PreK through 5th grade). While the Literacy Council serves adult literacy needs, providing appealing, age-appropriate books to children fosters literacy at a young age and helps to break the cycle of low literacy in families. The books will be given to parents of children in elementary school who are participating in the Literacy Council’s tutoring or class instruction programs. The Literacy Council works directly with the Judy Center and Lincoln, Hillcrest and Waverley Elementary Schools to provide tutoring at the schools for parents whose children attend these schools, and many of our other students also have young children with whom to share the books. Suggestions for younger grades include: board books, picture books (fiction and nonfiction), early chapter books; and for older grades: mid-grade chapter books, paperback series, graphic novels, and STEM titles. To participate in the Holiday Book Drive, you may purchase and donate books between November 14 and December 14 at Curious Iguana (www.curiousiguana.com) in downtown Frederick (12 […]
Holiday Book Drive
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In this ongoing program, Delaplaine members have the opportunity to work in our spacious drawing and painting studios. Doors open at 10 am and close at 3 pm. Stay for an hour or all day! FREE If you’re not a member yet, it’s easy to join!
Tuesdays@Ten Open Studio
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Looking for a bit of fun on these cold winter days? Visit Downtown Frederick, MD for a family-friendly outdoor scavenger hunt through our beautiful historic downtown. Downtown Frederick’s 200+ independently-owned businesses are all decked out for the holidays… but can you spy the sparkling lights that are hidden amongst the rest? Count the number of blue and silver light bursts hiding in shop and restaurant windows all over downtown for your chance to win a $50 Downtown Frederick Gift Card! Submit your guess at downtownfrederick.org/sparkle by December 15th for a chance to win! Each guess = 1 chance to win. Entries are limited to 1 per person. The winner will be contacted via email on Wednesday, December 16. If we can’t confirm our winner within 7 days we’ll select someone new.
Operation Sparkle: Holiday Scavenger Hunt
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Did Wednesday just become the new Friday? We’ve got rolling cocktails specials every Wednesday 5-10 pm. Learn more here. All draft cocktails will be $5 at 5 pm, $6 at 6 pm, $7 at 7 pm, $8 at 8 pm, and $9 at 9 pm Draft Cocktails include the Jalapeno Margarita, Corpse Reviver No. 10, and Old Fashioned
Beat the Clock-tail – Rolling Cocktail Specials at Tenth Ward
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Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Our Turkey Trot is going virtual for 2020! Kick off Thanksgiving weekend by joining us virtually for our annual Frederick Turkey Trot. This year, we are hosting a virtual 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk to ensure the health and safety of all participants. You can join us from any neighborhood, in any city, and complete the race on your schedule. The race will “start” at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 26 and “end” on Sunday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. And while it will be a lot of fun to have as many turkeys as possible trotting on Thanksgiving morning, this will allow you to complete the race on your schedule. Sheppard Pratt touches the lives of more than 80,000 individuals each year in more than 160 programs across Maryland—including inpatient and outpatient treatment, housing, education, job training and rehabilitation services among many others—inspiring hope and helping people live their fullest, most satisfying lives. Proceeds from the race support care for the people who turn to us for help. Register now! Race t-shirts can be included for the 5K run for an additional $5 fee. All participants will receive a digital bib and certificate electronically as there will be no […]
Frederick Turkey Trot [virtual]
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
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HEART DEFINES, BEAUTY TRANSFORMS Never been a better time to share a piece of our heart… SIX EAST Salon & Spa feels strongly about giving back; especially to our heroes, teachers/school administrators, medical and public service personnel – here’s to you! On November 27th, “BLACK FRIDAY” (aka “Frosty Friday” in Frederick), we are offering COMPLIMENTARY haircuts to all that fall within that category! Due to COVID restrictions, this is an appointment only event. Call 301-698-0800, to schedule or request an appointment through our website at www.sixeastsalon.com. A valid workplace identification must be emailed to email@example.com to qualify and confirm a reservation. For further information or any questions please reach out! Thank you for everything you do for our community!
Complimentary Haircuts for Teachers & Other Heroes at Six East Salon!
Find your favorite Frosty Friday brunch specials at Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar! Visit Isabella’s on Facebook for the full menu and learn more about Frosty Friday activities at downtownfrederick.org/frostyfriday.
Frosty Friday Brunch at Isabella’s Taverna
Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late, plus you can claim a free gift from the Snowflake Tree (while supplies last)… just for shopping local. TRAVEL INFO Masks Required: Don’t forget your mask when visiting Downtown Frederick! Our businesses thank you for keeping our community safe and helping to keep their doors open. Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Free Parking: Enjoy free parking in all five public parking garages during Frosty Friday! Find more travel guidance and visitor info at downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Frosty Friday Breakfast + Brunch (starting at 8am) | Fuel up for your Frosty Friday shopping! Participating restaurants are offering special meals to start your morning off right. See your Frosty Friday breakfast options below! Frosty Friday Specials (9am-9pm) | Participating businesses are offering special deals, offers and promotions that are good during Frosty Friday only! See below for a list of specials… All-day Shopping (9am-9pm) | […]
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Our annual holiday expo is going online this year! From November 27 through December 14, you can shop a variety of curated artworks by selected artists and artisans, including functional pottery, decorative ceramics, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, and more. There’s something for everyone on your shopping list–even that perfect gift for you! The Delaplaine’s on-site and online Gift Gallery also features artworks by local artists, Artist at Work gear, and art kits. Your Artists Market or Gift Gallery purchased supports local artists and educational programs at the Delaplaine. Shipping and gift wrapping are available.
Virtual Holiday Artists Market
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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 July-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
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Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. See below for a list of Small Business Saturday specials from participating businesses… Shop Small the whole weekend! The Friday before Small Business Saturday is Frosty Friday in Downtown Frederick — featuring all-day shopping, free parking, live music and gifts from the Snowflake Tree – just for shopping local! Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/frostyfriday TRAVEL INFO FOR DOWNTOWN FREDERICK Masks Required: Don’t forget your mask when visiting Downtown Frederick! Our businesses thank you for keeping our community safe and helping to keep their doors open. Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Free Parking: Enjoy free parking in all five public parking garages during Frosty Friday! Find more travel guidance and visitor info at downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 DOWNTOWN GIFT GUIDE We know holiday shopping can get a little overwhelming… with so many people to show appreciation for, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why […]
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