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Support the Architects Foundation Annual Fund

Donating to the Annual Fund is the best way to support our work. Your gift makes an impact by helping the Architects Foundation:

  • Invest in our architecture scholarship recipients;
  • Maintain and host architecture programs at the historic Octagon;
  • Implement community assistance projects through the Communities by Design program;
  • Provide relevant and engaging exhibitions, programs, and best practice models that inspire and inform the design community.

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Other Opportunities to Give

Learn more about opportunities to support specific programs and initiatives of the Architects Foundation.

  • The Octagon Annual Fund and Octagon Memberships: Find out how you can help sustain this historic site in Washington, DC, as well as support and enjoy its relevant and engaging exhibitions and programs. Learn more here > 
  • Communities by Design (CxD): Through a series of community tours, public workshops, and design studios, our teams work directly with communities to create transformative action plans  to address critical challenges challenges, from climate change and equity to housing and revitalization. Support from donors ensures that communities with the greatest needs can access our tools and resources without cost barriers. Donate here >
  • Scholarships: The Architects Foundation invests in the next generation of the design community through a number of scholarship and grant opportunities. If you are interested in growing our scholarship program through a one-time or recurring gift, or a bequest, please get in touch with our Executive Director, Marci Reed, at
  • Sponsorships: Interested in having your company support a specific event or initiative? We’d love to hear your ideas and explore opportunities to collaborate in support of our mission. Please email to inquire about sponsorship.


Our mission

The Architects Foundation leads philanthropic efforts that lay the foundation of architecture’s future, by attracting, inspiring and investing in new and diverse generations of architects who will create inclusive spaces and places of tomorrow.

The Architects Foundation is a registered 501c(3) charitable organization, EIN #59-3819154, with a Platinum rating from Guidestar. We are the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects.

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