Donate

You can make a difference by contributing today.

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, relies on donations from our community to help fulfill its mission to create affordable housing and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households in the southern Berkshires.

Giving to CDCSB ensures that our friends and neighbors will have an opportunity to enjoy a safe, healthy, and affordable place to live, and small business-owners and entrepreneurs will thrive.

CDCSB does a lot with a little. MORE THAN 40 local small businesses and entrepreneurs helped through our Small Businesses Assistance Program. IN 2021, WE UNVEILED 45 new affordable housing units at Bentley Apartments. IN 2022. WE BROKE GROUND ON 49 additional affordable housing units at Windrush Commons on South Main Street in Great Barrington

Why Support CDCSB?

Your support is essential to our success and to the success of your friends and neighbors. Your donations help us build affordable and workforce housing, encourage and uplift local entrepreneurs and small business owners, and directly fund programs that enhance the well-being of our growing community.

We do a lot with a little. In 2021, we unveiled 45 new affordable housing units at Bentley Apartments in downtown Great Barrington. In 2022, we broke ground on Windrush Commons on South Main Street in Great Barrington, making way for 49 new affordable housing units. And with our Small Business Technical Assistance program, we have helped over 40 local small businesses and entrepreneurs across the county.

 

To learn more about our small business development initiative, click here.

To learn more about our affordable housing developments, click here.

Ways to Give

Cash, Stock, and Gifts In Kind

You can make a general donation at any level that is comfortable for you. Many people support us with $100 donations annually, or you can donate whatever amount feels right for you. CDCSB accepts donations of cash, stock, and gifts in kind. We also welcome planned gifts. You can make a contribution by sending a check, making a direct stock or wire transfer, or by donating online at our secure donation portal.

Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check made out to CDC of South Berkshire to P.O. Box 733 Great Barrington, MA 01230. To make a recurring monthly gift, please contact Emmalyn Gaertner at emmalyn@cdcsb.org.

Take Advantage of Tax Credits

For those who wish to make a larger investment in our mission with a donation of $1,000 or more, the Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) provides a 50% state tax rebate for donations to CDCSB of $1,000 or more. Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and out-of-state residents can all take advantage of this program.

This tax credit will refund you 50% of your donation when you complete your state taxes. It is available to individuals, businesses, corporations, partnerships, foundations, and donor advised funds. CITC donations provide flexible working capital that can be used to seed new programs, fill funding gaps and leverage other resources. If your tax liability is less than the amount of your donation, the credit is refundable, and the Commonwealth will issue you a check for the balance of the credit.   

Click here for more information about the CITC Program. If you would like to learn more about how you can take advantage of this program, please contact please contact Emmalyn Gaertner at emmalyn@cdcsb.org.

There is an enormous need in the southern Berkshires for housing that is affordable for our local employees and for new jobs for our younger generation. Take advantage of these outstanding tax benefits with a donation to the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire to support our work in affordable housing and job creation and make a difference in the lives of fellow community members.

Donate

You can make a difference by contributing today.

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, relies on donations from our community to help fulfill its mission to create affordable housing and economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income households in the southern Berkshires.

Giving to CDCSB ensures that our friends and neighbors will have an opportunity to enjoy a safe, healthy, and affordable place to live, and small business-owners and entrepreneurs will thrive.

CDCSB does a lot with a little. MORE THAN 40 local small businesses and entrepreneurs helped through our Small Businesses Assistance Program. IN 2021, WE UNVEILED 45 new affordable housing units at Bentley Apartments. IN 2022. WE BROKE GROUND ON 49 additional affordable housing units at Windrush Commons on South Main Street in Great Barrington

Why Support CDCSB?

Your support is essential to our success and to the success of your friends and neighbors. Your donations help us build affordable and workforce housing, encourage and uplift local entrepreneurs and small business owners, and directly fund programs that enhance the well-being of our growing community.

We do a lot with a little. In 2021, we unveiled 45 new affordable housing units at Bentley Apartments in downtown Great Barrington. In 2022, we broke ground on Windrush Commons on South Main Street in Great Barrington, making way for 49 new affordable housing units. And with our Small Business Technical Assistance program, we have helped over 40 local small businesses and entrepreneurs across the county.

 

To learn more about our small business development initiative, click here.

To learn more about our affordable housing developments, click here.

Ways to Give

Cash, Stock, and Gifts In Kind

You can make a general donation at any level that is comfortable for you. Many people support us with $100 donations annually, or you can donate whatever amount feels right for you. CDCSB accepts donations of cash, stock, and gifts in kind. We also welcome planned gifts. You can make a contribution by sending a check, making a direct stock or wire transfer, or by donating online at our secure donation portal.

Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check made out to CDC of South Berkshire to P.O. Box 733 Great Barrington, MA 01230. To make a recurring monthly gift, please contact Emmalyn Gaertner at emmalyn@cdcsb.org.

Take Advantage of Tax Credits

For those who wish to make a larger investment in our mission with a donation of $1,000 or more, the Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) provides a 50% state tax rebate for donations to CDCSB of $1,000 or more. Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and out-of-state residents can all take advantage of this program.

This tax credit will refund you 50% of your donation when you complete your state taxes. It is available to individuals, businesses, corporations, partnerships, foundations, and donor advised funds. CITC donations provide flexible working capital that can be used to seed new programs, fill funding gaps and leverage other resources. If your tax liability is less than the amount of your donation, the credit is refundable, and the Commonwealth will issue you a check for the balance of the credit.   

Click here for more information about the CITC Program. If you would like to learn more about how you can take advantage of this program, please contact please contact Emmalyn Gaertner at emmalyn@cdcsb.org.

There is an enormous need in the southern Berkshires for housing that is affordable for our local employees and for new jobs for our younger generation. Take advantage of these outstanding tax benefits with a donation to the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire to support our work in affordable housing and job creation and make a difference in the lives of fellow community members.