Valley Community Development relies on local participation, control, and ownership to help improve the quality of life for the residents of Amherst, Easthampton, Hadley, and Northampton. As a community-based organization we rely on people with a stake in our towns, either as residents, or business owners, or employees, to help determine, support, and sustain our efforts.


You can also print and complete our Membership Form and mail it along with your check to Valley Community Development, 30 Market Street, Northampton MA 01060.

Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC)

The CITC provides a 50% state tax credit for donations to qualified CDCs like Valley Community Development. It’s designed to leverage private contributions in order to support a broad array of community development efforts as determined by the local community.

It reduces a donor’s tax liability, and if a donor does not have sufficient tax liability, the credit is refundable, whereby the Commonwealth will issue a check for the balance of the credit to the donor. The minimum donation each year is $1,000.

You can read more about the CITC here, Valley Community Development’s three-year Community Investment Plan (CIP) Executive Summary here, or the full CIP here.


  • Considerable Tax Savings
  • Individuals, Corporations, and Foundations can take advantage of tax credit
  • Excess tax credit is refundable

For more information about the CITC, contact Joanne Campbell or call (413) 586-5855 x190.

Get Involved

Valley Community Development provides a variety of community economic development programs and services to low and moderate income residents within Hampshire County, but primarily the communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst and Hadley. To volunteer, join a committee or learn about becoming a Board member, please send us an email.