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Membership Benefits

From influencing city government and making the Foggy Bottom and the West End more environmentally friendly to supporting local artists and giving your dog a fenced area to play. No question, joining the Foggy Bottom Association is a great way to improve our neighborhood and share its rich history with others.

 

Join or renew your FBA membership NOW. It's so easy. Use our handy online payment option below to Renew or become a New Member. 

 

Here are just a few examples of what membership dues support and ways to participate.

 

  • The FBA has a Preferred Merchant’s Program that gives FBA members discounts at local stores and restaurants. We can always use help encouraging other local businesses to join the program.

  • The Association's exclusive on-line members-only newsletter (every other week) features articles on the history of the area, upcoming events, issues of community concern, and profiles on residents and gardening information. We encourage all to contribute to the newsletter -- write an article, take photos, and suggest topics for coverage.

  • Work with us to protect our environment and public green spaces like the 26th Street Park, rock garden, New Hampshire Avenue Triangle Park, privacy hedges along 26th Street and parklet at 26th Street corner. Or join the Garden Committee and help maintain the HD public spaces. The FBA has a close relationship with our DC arborist and several DC agencies to facilitate the removal of trash left in alleys and on the streets, and sidewalks in need of repair and treatment to minimize our rodent issues.

  • Social and cultural events include the Ellie Becker Spring Picnic at 26th Street Park, neighborhood clean-ups, and our Annual Holiday Party.

  • Volunteer for the FBA History Project. Learn why our alleys, Nash's Stable and our narrow rowhouse are protected as a Historic District. Collect your photos, documents and recollections to be ready to add to the upcoming house mapping project.  

  • Meet elected officials and representatives of various DC agencies who are regular guests at FBA Community meetings. We encourage all to participate in the FBA Community meetings -- currently via Zoom. 

  • Residents and the members work closely with the GWU's Community Relations office to educate students on how to be responsible neighbors and to understand the consequences of DC noise regulations and sanitation violations and the GWU  Student Code of Conduct.

  • The community regularly recognizes its residents who go above and beyond with the Olga Cory Spirit of Community Award. 

  • Through the efforts of FBWE residents, a former FBA president, ANC commissioners and others, the West End Trader Joe’s grocery store opened in to  2016. It was the first TJ's in Washington, DC. 

 

Membership includes all this and more for $20 (tax-deductible) per year, or $30 for two years.  Special student rate of $10 per year. Consider giving a gift of FBA membership to welcome your new neighbors. (Contributions over $20 are greatly appreciated and are also fully tax-deductible.) 

 

Or print, complete, and return the pdf form below with your check, made payable to the FBA, to:

Foggy Bottom Association, PO Box 58087, Washington, DC 20037-8087.

 

The Foggy Bottom Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

Because the FBA is an all-volunteer organization, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your membership card.

Types of Membership ​

One Year Membership

For $20 you can become a voting member of the Foggy Bottom Association for one year.

Two Year Membership

For $30 you can become a voting member of the Foggy Bottom Association for two years. 

Student (Non-voting) Membership

Are you a student and interested in knowing about FBA events and taking advantage of our Preferred Merchant's program?  Become a non-voting member for $10/year. 

Giving to the FBA

Want to go above and beyond your membership dues? Donations to the FBA are fully tax deductable and much appreciated.  Donate to a specific initiave such as Arts in Foggy Bottom or the Garden Committee, or simply give to the General Operating Fund and your donation will be used to social events, programs and our (very small) overhead costs. ​