Mission:

The DowntownDC Foundation, the 501c3 philanthropic arm of the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), was launched in 2019 to serve the DowntownDC community through homeless services, park revitalization, public art and programming, and public space improvements.

Programs: 

The Foundation directly addresses four core areas.

Franklin Park- The renovation of DowntownDC’s largest green space into a premier urban park, which will be operated and managed by the BID upon its reopening  

Homeless Services- Support and services for individuals experiencing homelessness, including services offered through the Downtown Day Services Center and the DC Landlord Partnership Fund

Public Space Revitalization- Infrastructure improvements to additional parks and plazas and public art including the New York Avenue Arts Allee

Events and Programming- Cultural and social impact programming, building on existing community offerings

Guiding Principles:

The BID’s successful economic development strategies have created a greater demand for resources to manage that success. The Foundation allows the BID to address the higher level of need and sustain a vibrant downtown economy. 

The DowntownDC Foundation will not solicit funds from organizations or individuals aligned with racial, gender, or sexual discrimination or intolerance.

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DowntownDC Foundation



Mission:

The DowntownDC Foundation, the 501c3 philanthropic arm of the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), was launched in 2019 to serve the DowntownDC community through homeless services, park revitalization, public art and programming, and public space improvements.

Programs: 

The Foundation directly addresses four core areas.

Franklin Park- The renovation of DowntownDC’s largest green space into a premier urban park, which will be operated and managed by the BID upon its reopening  

Homeless Services- Support and services for individuals experiencing homelessness, including services offered through the Downtown Day Services Center and the DC Landlord Partnership Fund

Public Space Revitalization- Infrastructure improvements to additional parks and plazas and public art including the New York Avenue Arts Allee

Events and Programming- Cultural and social impact programming, building on existing community offerings

Guiding Principles:

The BID’s successful economic development strategies have created a greater demand for resources to manage that success. The Foundation allows the BID to address the higher level of need and sustain a vibrant downtown economy. 

The DowntownDC Foundation will not solicit funds from organizations or individuals aligned with racial, gender, or sexual discrimination or intolerance.