B&O Tax Credit


The Main Street tax credit incentive program provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for contributions given to the Kent Downtown Partnership. Once your business registers at Dept. of Revenue, you are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of the contribution. Designated Washington Main Street Communities, such as Kent Downtown Partnership, are eligible to receive contributions through this state tax credit program.

Further, the KDP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which means you may also be eligible for a federal income tax deduction as a charitable contribution (confirm with your CPA). The Main Street Tax Credit Program is established in RCW 82.73;

How do you get the credit?

  • Businesses must be registered to file their state excise tax electronically.
  • A donation request must be submitted online, but don’t worry – it’s easy and we’ve got step-by-step instructions

Business must make the donation directly to KDP between January – November 1 of the year registered. Payment options available! The tax credit becomes available the following January and must be used the same year (the tax credit can’t be carried forward).

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The KDP has adopted Meeker Street and committed to keep it litter-free. The mission of the Adopt-a-Street program is to promote civic responsibility and community pride as well as to enhance Kent’s quality of life through clean streets and beautiful neighborhoods. Join the many volunteers who are dedicate to clean up events 4 times/year.

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Show your spirit and love of Kent by sporting a #KentStrong hoodie or T-shirt. Available men’s and women’s cuts; free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

Proceeds help the KDP keep support vitality downtown through events and programs.


Lunar Rover


As we commemorate humankind’s first steps on the Moon, we also celebrate our region’s role in the historic Apollo Program. The Lunar Rover was built by The Boeing Company under the direction of NASA at its Kent-based Space Center. Popularly known as “Moon Buggies” the battery-powered four-wheeled vehicles were used on the Moon during Apollo Missions 15, 16 and 17 – the last three missions of the American Apollo Program in 1971 and 1972.

The Lunar Rover Replica Project is a joint effort by the City of Kent and the Kent Downtown Partnership with major funding provided by The Boeing Company.

The Kent Downtown Partnership and City of Kent are leading a capital campaign to raise $1.25 million to “land” Kent Valley’s Next Lunar Rover, an interactive, true-to-size replica at Kherson Park in the heart of downtown Kent. Your financial gift is tax-deductible.

Your gift will help create an imaginative and innovative public space; one that honors our history, and inspires young people to reach for the stars and pursue out-of-this-world career opportunities. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generous donation!

To learn more about the Lunar Rover park project, visit ApolloLunarRover.com.


Kent Grand Organ


Kent Grand organ is an independent, non-profit organization that owns and operates the existing and future pipe organ at Kent Lutheran Church in downtown Kent, Washington.  Our goal is to complete installation of some 3300 pipes from the historic 1878 Hutchings/Plaisted pipe organ with a new console, expanded electronic capability including trumpets and chimes by 2021. Programming will include student and adult education, professional organists concerts and Organ Plus concerts featuring string instruments, acoustic instruments, dance, and film.

The Kent Downtown Partnership and Friends of the Kent Grand Organ invite you to join us on an exciting musical journey: the long-awaited building and installation of the historic Hutchings Plaisted pipe organ at Kent Lutheran Church. Contained in this video is a brief history, detailed description for renovating this magnificent pipe organ. It is our hope that you will be inspired by this wonderful project that will provide years of musical enjoyment for our community in South King County. We hope that you will be moved to contribute to the restoration of this unique musical instrument.

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