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DowntownDC Foundation Unveils FY23 Impact Report

May 09, 2024
WASHINGTON, D.C.–The DowntownDC Foundation on Thursday released its Fiscal Year 2023 Impact Report, showcasing a year of growth, new community initiatives, and transformative partnerships….
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DowntownDC Foundation Raised $107,095 for End of Year Campaign

Jan 18, 2024
The DowntownDC Foundation 501c3 organization raised $107,095 for its 2023 #ISupportDowntownDC campaign, the organization announced in January. “At a time when challenges continue to mount for…
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Amir Setayesh Joins DowntownDC Foundation Board of Directors

Nov 03, 2023
The DowntownDC Foundation is pleased to welcome Amir Setayesh as the newest member of its board of directors.  As Managing Director of Quadrum Global, Setayesh oversees development projects…
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Attend our Open House, Nov. 8

Oct 18, 2023
Discover a beacon of hope in our community – the Downtown Day Services Center (DDSC). You’re invited to our Open House, an exclusive opportunity to tour the DDSC,…
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New Street Art Installations Coming to Chinatown

Oct 16, 2023
Two new street art murals are coming to downtown this October as part of the DowntownDC Business Improvement District’s (BID) Pedestrianization Study implementation. The installations serve a…
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Join L’Ardente for a Weekend of Giving, Aug. 26-27

Aug 08, 2023
Culinary Experience Meets Philanthropy: Make Your Brunch Reservation Today! Washington, D.C. – Prepare for a delightful culinary affair with a purpose as L’Ardente – the renowned…
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Get Ready for Summer on the Square in McPherson Park, July 22

Jul 19, 2023
Join the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) for Summer on the Square: Past, Present, and Future, in McPherson Square this Saturday, July 22 for a celebration of art, history, and…
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WTOP: New limited-edition beer salutes downtown DC’s largest public park

Apr 27, 2023
“…The DowntownDC Business Improvement District has partnered with D.C. brewer City-State Brewing Company for a limited-edition beer whose sales will support downtown D.C. parks and other…
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Guests use computers at the Downtown Day Services Center.

DowntownDC Foundation Releases FY22 Impact Report

Mar 30, 2023
The DowntownDC Foundation made major strides in its third year of operation, detailed in the organization’s impact report for fiscal year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021-Sept. 20, 2022). A total of 12,750…
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Give Back and Enjoy Westin’s Giving Brunch, March 26

Mar 22, 2023
Enjoy great food, bottomless mimosa’s, bloody Mary’s and a live DJ on Sunday, March 26 and support the DowntownDC Foundation during Westin, D.C. City Center’s “Giving…
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Satchel Kaplan-Allen Joins DowntownDC Foundation Board of Directors

Mar 13, 2023
The DowntownDC Foundation is pleased to welcome Satchel Kaplan-Allen as the newest member of its board of directors.  “I’m thrilled to be joining the DowntownDC Foundation and to assume…
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DowntownDC is Stronger With YOU!

Dec 09, 2022
The year 2022 has been marked by highs and lows for the DowntownDC community.  From lunch meetings in Franklin Park to free, fun events, new restaurant openings, returning to our…
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Choose DowntownDC for Your Charitable Giving this Holiday Season!

Nov 10, 2022
The DowntownDC Foundation is currently seeking sponsors to charitably support our community this holiday season. View the flyer below to learn more. […]

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DowntownDC Foundation FY 2021 Impact Report

Jun 27, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C.— In only its second year of operation and through a global pandemic, the DowntownDC Foundation never stopped working to serve and celebrate the DowntownDC community. In…
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Eaton Wellness at Franklin Park

Apr 18, 2022
The DowntownDC BID and Eaton DC are honored to bring back our free outdoor wellness programming at Franklin Park starting April 25th 2022. Through this partnership, Eaton Wellness will fulfill its…
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Washington Business Journal: Exclusive: The Hook Hall team is opening a restaurant in Franklin Park. Here’s what’s in store.

Nov 30, 2021
By Alex Koma Anna Valero spent much of the pandemic trying to pull together D.C.’s restaurant industry and help workers survive. Now, as the industry slowly recovers, she’s hoping to…
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DowntownDC Foundation and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Join Forces to Provide Dental and Mental Health Clinic Pilot for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Nov 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A pilot clinic to offer free dental and mental health services to 300 individuals experiencing homelessness in DowntownDC opened this week thanks to funding provided by CareFirst…
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DowntownDC Foundation Announces Amazon Sponsorship for Franklin Park

Oct 07, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The DowntownDC Foundation on Thursday announced a sponsorship from Amazon for Franklin Park, which reopened to the public on Sept. 24 following a $21 million renovation invested…
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The Washington Post: D.C. Mayor Bowser cuts ribbon on newly renovated Franklin Square

Sep 24, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC By Fredrick Kunkle D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser celebrated the renovation and reopening of Franklin Square on Friday, suggesting that the partnership between the District and National…
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DowntownDC BID Announces Expanded Weekend Homeless Services at Vermont Avenue

Sep 13, 2021
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced today expanded outdoor homeless services at the DowntownDC Weekend Homeless Services Program, located in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue…
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DCist: Homeless Residents Were Forced To Leave Franklin Square During The Pandemic. Will They Be Able To Return?

Sep 13, 2021
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced today expanded outdoor homeless services at the DowntownDC Weekend Homeless Services Program, located in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue…
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Downtown Day Services Center Celebrates Second Anniversary

Sep 13, 2021
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced today expanded outdoor homeless services at the DowntownDC Weekend Homeless Services Program, located in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue…
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The Washington Post: For decades, some in D.C. wanted to turn Franklin Square into a parking lot

Apr 17, 2021
By John Kelly The first mention of turning Franklin Square into a parking lot appeared in the Washington Herald of Oct. 12, 1921. “Nowhere to Park; Plan City Garage” was the headline. Anyone who…
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News4: DC Organization Says Need for Help ‘Unprecedented’ This Giving Tuesday

Dec 02, 2020
News4’s Jackie Bensen spoke to the DowntownDC Foundation about how the organization is helping people experiencing homelessness this winter….
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