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Florida's Embassy on Capitol Hill

aka Florida House On Capitol Hill

Washington, DC


Florida House is our State Embassy on Capitol Hill that connects, celebrates, and champions Florida to the world.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Florida is proud to be the only state with an embassy in our nation’s capital. Each day we showcase something wonderful about our state, whether to a school group ready for a civics lesson, business people ready to promote Florida at a meeting, members of our Congressional delegation connecting with constituents, an art lover that has heard about our collection of Florida artwork or weary families looking for a refreshing glass of Florida orange juice. A group of dedicated supporters from Pensacola to Miami keep Florida House open to connect, champion and celebrate Florida. Donations fund operations and cultural and educational programs that include civics lessons for school groups, intern projects and welcoming visitors from every corner of our state. Florida House is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that never accepts state or federal tax dollars. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Ruling Year


Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Mrs. Suzanne Chaffin

Main Address

1 2nd St NE

Washington, DC 20002 USA


embassy, education, civics, hospitality, arts and culture, business





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (W11)

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What we aim to solve

Since Florida House on Capitol Hill first opened our doors in October of 1973, we have been proud to be a “home away from home” for Floridians in our nation’s capital. Throughout the years, we have welcomed Congressional leaders, students, visitors, and those doing business in the nation's capital to connect, celebrate and champion all things Florida to the world. And also enjoy our warm hospitality with a cold glass of orange juice. As Florida House looks towards our 50th Anniversary, we continue to embrace our unique role as the State Embassy of Florida. Welcoming over 10,000 people a year, the 3300 square-foot building built in 1891, requires updating to meet the needs of 21st-century visitors. This not only includes the physical structure, but using technology in education programs to connect Florida to our nation's capital.

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Education and Arts & Culture

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. To maintain the integrity of the building for future generations. 2. To offer unparalleled hospitality to all that visit Florida House. 3. To be the bridge between Florida and Washington, DC for Floridians, particularly in the areas of education, business, arts and culture and hospitality. 4. To develop and fund an education program, using technology, to bring awareness to Florida's role in shaping our country's democracy.

To continue to develop partnerships and relationships with individuals, organizations and companies that will help us achieve our goals.

Each year we host multiple events throughout the state and in Washington, D.C. to introduce Florida House to Floridians. We cultivate partnerships with these individuals, corporations and universities to assist us in developing and implementing projects that encourage maintaining the goals and vision for Florida House for future generations, especially in the areas of hospitality, business, arts and culture and education, particularly civic education.

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We review programs for sustainability and action.

We have accomplished major repairs to Florida House but work remains to be done, particularly exterior drainage issues, painting the house inside and out, securing upper level floor joists, making the structure ADA compliant, installing new lighting, plumbing and technology and updating furnishings. Last year we hosted nine events throughout the state and many more at Florida House in Washington. At least 25 school groups came to the House, learning about two of the three branches of government visible from our windows (judicial and legislative). We also host interns and produce an Intern Seminar Series each summer for college-age students. Florida House hosts numerous meetings allowing Florida businesses to expand their reach. In 2019 Florida House will host exhibits by Florida artists and featuring Florida themes as well as develop a study tool for teachers and students to find Florida in Washington, DC.

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Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, income, gender or sexual orientation at our offices in Washington DC or in Florida.