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Foundation Center-Washington, DC
1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708
Tel: (202) 331-1400
Fax: (202) 331-1739
The Foundation Center-Washington, DC, is located on the north side of K Street, between 17th and 16th Streets, N.W. Our building is accessible to people with disabilities.
Wi-Fi Now Available
Bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptop to our library/learning center to connect to the Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online searchable databases for free.
The Foundation Center-Washington, DC, office is conveniently located near two Metro stops: Farragut North on the Red Line and Farragut West on the Blue and Orange Lines. Click here for a Metro system map.
Walking from Farragut North:
Use the K Street/Farragut Square exit when leaving the Farragut North station and make a left hand turn as you exit the station. After crossing 17th Street, 1627 K Street will be on your left. We are across the street from the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.
Walking from Farragut West:
Use the 17th Street exit when leaving the Farragut West station and cross Eye (I) Street. Walk across the park at Farragut Square and cross K Street. Turn right and then cross 17th Street. 1627 K Street will be on your left. We are across the street from the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.
The Foundation Center-Washington, DC, is located in a heavily congested part of the city, and arriving by private car is not recommended. Limited, metered street parking is available for two hours at a time; however there is no street parking allowed between 7:00-9:30 a.m. and from 4:00-6:30 p.m. The closest parking garage (Central Parking, 1050 17th Street, N.W.) is on 17th Street between L and K Streets (half a block north of the Foundation Center); parking all day runs $15. There are also parking garages on L Street, in the blocks between Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street (expect to pay between $10-$15 for the day).
From Wheaton/Silver Spring Area:
From Georgia Avenue south take the exit for 16th Street to head into the District. Take 16th Street south to K Street N.W. Turn right. 1627 K Street is halfway down that block, on your right.
From Bethesda/Chevy Chase:
Take Massachusetts Avenue downtown to Dupont Circle. Follow signs for Connecticut Avenue (alternatively, take Connecticut Avenue from Chevy Chase all the way south). Take Connecticut Avenue a number of blocks to K Street. Turn left onto K Street. 1627 K Street is one and a half blocks east, on the left.
From Route 50 Maryland (Prince George's County):
Route 50 turns into New York Avenue in the District. Follow New York Avenue to 7th Street (at Mt. Vernon Square); turn left on 7th Street and then take the first right to get back to New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue to 12th Street; turn right on 12th Street and then turn left on K Street. 1627 K Street will be on your right before you come to 17th Street.
Take the 14th Street Bridge into downtown DC. You will see the Washington Monument on the left. Continue on 14th Street until you get to K Street. Make a left onto K Street and go through three traffic lights. 1627 K Street will be your right.
From Virginia/66: NOTE: 66 restricted to HOV-2 between Capital Beltway and Roosevelt Bridge, M-F 6:30-9:00 am (EASTBOUND) and 4:00-6:30 pm (WESTBOUND)!
Take 66 East over the Roosevelt Bridge. Get in the left-hand lane and take the exit for E Street. The exit then says 18th Street and veers to the right. Follow this through two traffic lights. At the third light, take a left onto 18th Street. Take 18th Street a few blocks to K Street. Turn right onto K Street. 1627 K Street will be two and a half blocks east on the right.
From Virginia/Route 50:
Take Route 50 over the Roosevelt Bridge. Follow directions from above.
From Virginia/GW Parkway:
Take the GW Parkway East over Roosevelt Bridge. Follow directions from above.
Services for People with Disabilities
To ensure equitable access to our library resources for all, the Foundation Center is committed to providing services to people with disabilities. These services include but are not limited to:
In the Library:
- A wheelchair-accessible computer workstation with an adjustable table.
- MAGic 10.0 is a software program that enlarges text and images and reads text aloud on a computer monitor. See a reference librarian upon arrival.
- JAWS 9.0, a screen reading software program, is available for persons who are blind. See a reference librarian upon arrival.
- Kurzweil 1000, a software program that, when used with a scanner, reads text aloud. See a reference librarian upon arrival.
- Aladdin Classic, a magnification system that enlarges text and images.
In the Classroom:
- For the hearing impaired, a signer is available upon request for our scheduled training sessions. Two weeks advance notice is requested. Please contact us at email@example.com.
- For other accommodations related to our training sessions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-331-1400, extension 0. Again, advance notice is appreciated.
If you'd like, feel free to contact us (email@example.com or 202-331-1400, extension 0) to let us know of your special needs, in advance of a visit.
- Loans of Center-issued publications, and selected publications by other publishers, are available to individuals whose disabilities make visiting Foundation Center Library or Cooperating Collection either impossible or a hardship. If you are interested in finding out more about this program, please click here.