ANC3/4G is one of 46 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in the District, and is one that is split between Wards 3 and 4. Its 7 elected Commissioners each represent a Single Member District (of approximately 2,000 residents). ANCs serve as the first line of local representation in DC. Among its purposes is to communicate the views and represent the interests of all the neighborhoods within its boundaries to the Government of the District of Columbia. They meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month with a few exceptions. Notifications of ANC meetings and events are provided on various Chevy Chase social media platforms. You can follow them on ANC3/4G on Facebook.
Ch/Art is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community arts organization serving Chevy Chase, D.C., and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Ch/Art was founded in 2018 by a small group of artists (the group has now grown to about 200) who wanted to create a supportive community to collaborate and share their work. Alongside this, the group sought to develop new opportunities for the community to access art and engage in art making. They host many events including their annual studio art walk featuring many open local artist studios.
Chevy Chase Community Association began in 1909 when it was formed by a group of residents. It is a membership-driven organziation. Over the years, the CCCA has brought neighbors together and continues to be a voice for its residents. In addition to general membership meetings they often host civic events of interest to the community as well as one-on-one interviews with political leaders. Recordings of their events can be found on their YouTube Channel. Notifications of CCCA events are provided in their newsletter, and also routinely through the Chevy Chase News & Notes monthly newsletter, and various other Chevy Chase social media platforms. CCCA changed it's name from Citizens to Community on Jan. 1, 2023. CCCA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit.
The District Bridges Chevy Chase Main Street (CCMS) program is intended to serve businesses, organizations, and individuals who live, work and play in the community. The Main Street program intends to provide direct technical assistance to local businesses to help them thrive. They also seek to plan local events and promotions that are intended to draw people to Chevy Chase, to create volunteer opportunities, and to connect local stakeholders. The current CCMS Manager is Rachel Mowery. If you are interested in getting involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow CCMS on Facebook and Instagram. District Bridges is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Friends of Chevy Chase Circle is a (501 (c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization of DC and Maryland neighbors, local businesses and civic groups that have banded together to work with the National Park Service to renew, beautify, maintain and protect Chevy Chase Circle, a historic landmark and a gateway to the Nation’s Capital. FoCCC is made up of a community board from both Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Chevy Chase, DC and is unique in pulling support from both sides of the boundary line.
The Friends of Chevy Chase DC Library. a 501(c)(3) non-profit. operates FOLio, a used book store to benefit libraries and literacy programs such as schools, prisons, and nonprofits serving people in need. FOLio, is located on the library’s second floor, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, and is open every Saturday from 10am-5pm. They accept donations of books, music CDs, audiobooks on CD, and DVDs. They do not accept books in poor condition, encyclopedias, travel guides more than 3-years old, VHS tapes or magazines. Donations can be made when the library is open and left in the collection area near FOLio's 2nd floor entrance. Join Friends of Chevy Chase Library and follow them on Facebook.
Friends of Lafayette-Pointer Park (FOLP) Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started in 1999. It is comprised of neighbors and volunteers and welcomes the engagement of all who are interested in enhancing and maintaining Lafayette-Pointer Park and its nine acres of green space, tennis and basketball courts, playground, and border gardens. If you would like to be actively engaged, become a volunteer, support the FOLP through a donation, or have any suggestions please visit their website.
Goods For Good is a Chevy Chase based organization that partners with local nonprofits that provide critical care to vulnerable and underserved communities in the Washington, DC area. They mobilize community volunteers through service activities. They are a volunteer-powered nonprofit whose goal is to strengthen the community through collective acts of kindness. Goods For Good is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Historic Chevy Chase DC is an all-volunteer historical society 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and sharing the unique history of the Chevy Chase circa-1907 community. The organization, founded in 1990, is celebrating its 30th year as a nonprofit historical society conducting research and documenting the history, design architecture, landscape, streetscape and development of Chevy Chase DC. They are regularly engaged in efforts to preserve the stories and places that are core to the community and they hold numerous events to help tell its story.
Lafayette Home and School Association (HSA) is a group of volunteer parents, Lafayette staff, and local community members involved with Lafayette Elementary School. The HSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, similar to a traditional PTA. The HSA’s primary mission is to bring home and school closer together, promoting cooperation among parents, teachers, and other staff, the community, and the D.C. government, and to work for the best interests of the children. See Lafayette calendar of events and follow Lafayette ES on Facebook.
Murch Home & School Association (often known as a PTA) supports Murch Elementary School, enhances the education of its students, and helps to create a strong community for Murch's families, kids, and staff. They raise funds, put on events, and organize volunteers to assist the teachers and staff at Murch. See Murch calendar of events and follow Murch ES on Facebook. The Murch HSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Northwest Neighbors Village was founded in 2009 and is incorporated in the District as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, with a Board of Directors and working committees and is designated as a 501(c)(3), organization making all donations tax-deductible. It is one of 12 Villages in DC established to assist people age in their community safely and comfortably. Its mission is to enable older adults to thrive as they age in the community by offering a robust network of resources and opportunities. They also have an extensive calendar of events, publish a bi-monthly newsletter, and they have an archive of their Virtual Speaker series. Follow Northwest Neighbors Village on Facebook.