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202 845 9884

Email

info@ldffoundation.org

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Louis Diène Faye Foundation (LDFF) is a multidisciplinary, unique arts, culture, humanities and philanthropist non-profit organization that uses arts, history, culture and traditions for community cultural diversity, healing, change, integration and community development and as a vehicle to amplify and coordinate existing efforts through classes, projects, research, exhibits, workshops, talent shows, panel of discussions, workshops, and events that inspire individuals and physically and mentally transform communities.
“It takes a village to grow arts and our goal is to impact the lives of Africans and people of African descent through the services and products we provide”.
- The Founder Chef Marie Joe Faye
Who We Are

LDFF is working to change the next chapter of the story through its innovative educational and informative programs, research, advocacy.

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WHY WE ARE HERE
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We believe that the history of black people is important, and their achievement was not taught and there is more to Africans than the negative stories and stereotypes seen on television, movies and the news.

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WHAT WE DO

LDFF utilizes arts, culture, customs and traditions as a medium to address, engage, educate, express, coordinate, serve, entertain and provide guidance to the youth, family and community through arts, education and cultural traditions.

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Current Programs
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CREATIVE ARTS
Louis Diene Faye Foundation is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the visual, performing, literature, media, and healing arts that improve the cultural environment of our communities. promotes awareness and respect for one’s heritage as well as people of other ethnic origins.
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EXPRESSIVE & HEALING ARTS
Louis Diene Faye Foundation uses, supports and engages creative arts as a pathway to bring the healing and restorative power of the arts for individuals, families and communities.
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MEAL & FOOD PANTRY
LDFF uses Culinary Arts (the art of preparing, cooking, plating, presentation, and service of food) as a tool to provide hot meals to the needy.
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BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
Our community outreach events focus and showcase visual, performing, literature artists from Africans and people of African descent.
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Upcoming Events

SUMMER 2024

KINGS & QUEENS OF AFRICA PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

JUNETEENTH 2024
Asian Fusion Gallery
1343 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005

BLACK EXCELLENCE

THE KINGS & QUEENS OF AFRICA SHOW

JUNETEENTH 2024
Asian Fusion Gallery
1343 L St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS

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Univ. The District of Columbia

Department of Agriculture

AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION - HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Howard University

Department of Agriculture

AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION -GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

George Mason University

African Student Association

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University of Maryland

African Student Association

LDFF
The Louis Diène Faye Foundation

LDFF fosters and prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion and success in the arts for people of African descent by working to grow our next generation of artists and our mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation of art in the District of Columbia and the DC Metropolitan Area, to promote, share the culture and heritage of Africans and to facilitate community connection through the creative arts, expressive and healing arts programs.

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Louis Diene Faye Foundation, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes with a variety of functions, more specifically a non-profit organization dedicated to the vision of a socially sustainable future through program interests in arts, culture, humanities, food, nutrition, wellness and act of kindness in the District of Columbia, the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area and the diaspora.
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