Support Your Downtown

As Downtown Bellingham staff, we are so proud of our historic and rapidly growing city center and love thinking of ways to make it even better. At the core of our work is the belief that Downtown Bellingham is everybody’s neighborhood — where people come together to engage in the arts, celebrate our community, and to express themselves.

The opinions of downtown business and property owners, residents and visitors are important to us — we want to hear from you! Please tell us what you want to see more of by participating in a super short survey and sharing your ideas for ways to make everybody’s neighborhood even better.

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Individual Giving

Downtown is the heart of Bellingham and Whatcom County, providing a gathering place for the community, offering a wealth of retail, dining and entertainment experiences and acting as the focal point for culture and creativity. We are committed to championing the health and vitality of our community
through commerce, culture and celebration, but can't do it without your support. Please join us in continuing our programs, events and projects!

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Main Street Tax Incentive

As a business, when you pledge to donate to downtown through the Main Street Tax Incentive Program, you can apply to receive 75% of your donation back as a B&O tax credit. Donate $4,000? You'll get a $3,000 credit. And that other $1,000? It's tax deductible, since the DBP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This means you get to keep your tax dollars in your community, and help us serve you even better.


The Downtown Bellingham Association (doing business as the Downtown Bellingham Partnership) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID 31-1762690). Ask your tax advisor if you donation is deductible as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. This organization is currently registered with the Washington State Charities Program as required by law (Registration Number 36628). Additional information can be obtained from the Secretary of State’s office at or 1-800-332-4483.