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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Space For Kidz


SpaceforKidz represents a long-term commitment by the City of Kent and the Kent Downtown Partnership—in collaboration with Washington State’s space industry—to educate and inspire children to pursuit STEM education through the use of digital technology and experiential play at a space-themed park.

We’ve launched a fundraising campaign to raise $1.2M to develop Augmented Reality (AR) digital apps to interact with a space-themed recreational park located in downtown Kent. Use of “cool” technology is something kids are not only used to, they are intuitively drawn to it! By using smartphones in combination with AR, Space for Kidz will be the first recreational park in the nation to use physical space to interact with the digital world to educate and inspire kids.

The vision for the park is to be the first-of-its-kind to feature Augmented Reality—immersing kids in an even more engaging, interactive and personal experience! Imagine the inspiration from being able to “launch a rocket from Mission Control” or “traversing the Moon on the Lunar Rover.” These and other exciting experiences can be found using the camera of a mobile phone and projecting images onto the screen of the viewer. Markers around the park will activate new and always-changing experiences to keep kids coming back to discover more.

Your financial support will help us develop this educational and entertaining platform.  Launch your tax deductible gift today at www.SpaceforKidz.org.




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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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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