Following official information received yesterday pertaining to the Plan Vigipirate, applicable to all governmental and non-governmental institutions with a link to France, the  Alliance Francaise of Washington DC reserves the right to ask first-time visitors for their government-issue ID when they enter the building.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. This procedure is temporary but will remain in place until further notice.

Why Give to AFDC?

There are countless reasons to support AFDC from the expertise at French language and culture we bring to your desire and will to learn to the underserved students we support at the only French Language Immersion school in the District of Columbia to the events we bring to give you a taste of France in the Nation’s Capital.

For the last 70 years since its reopening after World war 2, Alliance Française has been promoting French language and French-speaking cultures through language classes, social and cultural events and resources.  An independent chapter of a world-wide organization, our Alliance Française is the 2nd largest in the United States.

AFDC plays a pivotal role in representing the global diversity of the French-speaking world in the Greater Washington area (DMV). Regardless of your language proficiency, nationality or background, everyone is always welcome.

Each year, we host cultural events featuring local and international authors, scholars and artists, celebrating international cultures.  In addition to the classes taught at our offices, our scholarship programs support students enrolled in French Language Immersion program; AFDC is also a destination of choice for high school students wanting to earn SSL hours for their graduation or who are required to complete an internship before graduating from high school. These opportunities inspire children and young adults to become Francophiles and life-long French speakers.


Your donation supports cross-cultural understanding.

We need your help and support to continue to grow, to increase our class offerings and to expand our cultural programming. Fundraising represents only 7 percent of our annual operating income.

Your gift helps us to broaden our diverse and authentic cultural programs, experiences and classes for all ages and all French-levels.

Alliance Française relies on contributions from our community to provide high-quality cultural and educational programming. Donating means that you become a part of the cultural enrichment of our community.

AFDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1965. Your donation is tax-deductible.


By donating on this page, you are supporting the Alliance Française of Washington DC Ongoing Giving Fund/ Annual Fund.
The Annual Funds goes directly towards the operating expenses of Alliance Française. Also, your donation will be recognized on the Annual Report published once a year in PDF.

Give online or by check written to: Alliance Française of Washington DC  and mailed to 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW Washington DC 20008