Community Groups 

Friends of Southwest DC supports non-profit organizations in SW DC by making small grants for educational, community development and charitable programs.

Friends of Southwest Library is the civic arm of the Southwest Library that works to support the library and its members with book sales throughout the year.

PAWS of Southwest is a nonprofit working to build community around a shared love of dogs.

The Southwester is the official newspaper of SWNA staffed by volunteer writers.

Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) is a private, non-profit citizens’ organization. 

SW Community Gardens at Lansburg Park grows food for volunteers and the neighborhood. New volunteers are always welcome.

The Southwest Community Foundation (SWCF) was established in 2015 by residents of near Southwest to provide a formal means for improving the quality of life in the quadrant through philanthropic giving.

The Waterfront Gateway Neighborhood Association is an affiliation of eight home owners' associations representing nearly 900 households, and over 1,900 residents in the area immediately south of the National Mall.

The Waterfront Village Association offers services to older Southwest D.C. residents including home maintenance, assistance with shopping and medical appointments, health and fitness counseling, and social events. 

To be added to this list, please contact us.


Elected Officials

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D
ANC 6D represents the political, social and economic interests of Southwest D.C. Monthly meetings are typically held at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month.

Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Charles Allen is the Ward 6 Councilmember for the District of Columbia. 

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a Delegate to the United State Congress, representing the District of Columbia.