This month we want to acknowledge our municipal partners in North Kansas City, specifically the mayor and the city council, and their incredible administrative staff. While much of our development work revolves around traditional fundraising, our success in advancing The Rabbit hOle is in many ways attributable to the vision and the generosity of the City of North Kansas City. Their investments in the project have been vital, providing assets to The Rabbit hOle that we could not have achieved on our own. These include a crucial parking solution for the museum, major infrastructure improvements along Knox Street that will allow us to bring visitors into the building safely and comfortably, and thoughtful consideration for projected bicycle and pedestrian activity along the 14th Avenue corridor.
Maybe most important of all is North Kansas City’s role in partnering with us to secure $2 million in Missouri state tax credits in 2018. The tax-credits-for-contributions program is administered by the Missouri Development Finance Board and enables donors who make capital contributions of $2,500 or more an opportunity to recoup 50% of their donation in the form of tax credits that can be applied toward a Missouri state tax obligation or sold for cash at 0.92 on the dollar. We have $800,000 in tax credits remaining so visit our tax credit information webpage to learn more about how you can take advantage of this rare giving opportunity.
Thank you North Kansas City for helping us create an institution and an experience that will have a lasting impact on the reading lives of children across the metropolitan area and beyond!