The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. was founded in 1905. Interrupted by World war 2, it reopened in 1949 originally as a social club and became an officially incorporated organization in 1965.
The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization. It is not subsidized by any government. It is an educational and cultural institution headed by a Franco-American Board of Directors.
The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. serves as the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in the Nation’s Capital. Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. enriches the lives of the D.C. community by offering the chance to connect with people of different backgrounds and cultures in order to better understand and appreciate the greater global community.