Vancouver’s Downtown Association is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3).

Our mission is simple: We make good things happen in Downtown Vancouver. We have an active volunteer Board of Directors committed to invigorating Downtown Vancouver.

Incorporated in 1989, VDA continues to conduct a variety of revitalization activities that strengthen our greater downtown community. VDA has many accomplishments under its belt from the new trees on Main Street to Spring Clean Up.

Funding

Our annual membership dues and the Main Street Tax Incentive Program, as well as donations for the many programs and events downtown provide the funds needed to continue our efforts.

The Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program is a wonderful tool to move Business and Occupation Tax dollars directly from the taxpayer into eligible downtown organizations who are organically re-energizing downtown business districts.  Donations made to Vancouver’s Downtown Association through this program fund critical programs to uplift and promote our downtown.

Here are the quick facts: Main Street Tax Credits are a way of ensuring your tax dollars are invested in your downtown community.

    1. Make a pledge of as little as $1,000 to Vancouver’s Downtown Association beginning January 14, 2019, pay the pledge to VDA by November 15th and 75% of your pledge will be deducted from your Washington Business and Occupation tax obligation.
    2. A pledge of $1,000 in January of 2019 paid in November of 2019 equals a tax credit of $750 in January of 2020.  The remaining $250 becomes a direct donation to VDA. Because Vancouver’s Downtown Association is a 501 c 3, the entire pledge amount is deductible from your Federal tax bill.
    3. VDA is allocated $98,000 in the first quarter of the year. Beginning April 1st of each year, we compete for up to $35,000 in credits unclaimed in the first quarter giving. These credits go quickly.

    As you consider this request, if you have questions….or your colleagues have questions, please have them call the VDA office at (360) 258-1129 or email us at admin@vdausa.org.

Would you like to learn more? Check out this informative page from the Washington Main Street Program

Thank you, 2018 Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Pledges!   

Thanks to THEM, our 2019 will be bright!

Albina Fuel (for the 9th year)

Bader Beer and Wine Supply

Biggs Insurance

Great Western Malting (for a 4th year)

Heritage Bank

Hi-School Pharmacy

Johnson Bixby & Associates

KMS Financial Services

Thank you, 2017 Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Pledges!
Thanks to THEM, our 2018 was brighter!

Albina Fuel (for an eighth year)

Great Western Malting (for a third year)

Pacific Continental Bank (for a fourth year)

Horenstein Law Group, LLC (for a fourth year)

Hurley Development (for the first year)

Atlantic & Pacific Freightways Inc (for the first year)

LSW Architects (for the first year)

The Source Climbing Center (for the first year)

Thank you, 2016 Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Donors!
Thanks to THEM, our 2017 is brighter!

Albina Fuel (for a seventh year)

Great Western Malting (for a second year)

Riverview Community Bank (for a fourth year)

Bader Beer and Wine Supply (for a seventh year)

Biggs Insurance (for a fourth year)

Hi-School Pharmacy (for a fifth year)

Davidson and Associates (for a sixth year)

Heritage Bank (for a fourth year)

Horenstein Law Group, LLC (for a fourth year)

Pacific Continental Bank (for a third year)

This opportunity has been filled in past years by  Burgerville, Bank of Clark County, First Indy, The Columbian,  Riverview Community Bank, Albina Fuel (three times!)Phoenix Industrial, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, Bader Beer and Wine, Corwin Beverages, The Al Angelo Company, Pacific Continental Bank, Kiewit, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, RSV Construction, and LSW Architects.

Our By- Laws

 click here to view Vancouver’s Downtown Association 2018 by-laws.

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