Associations and Non-Profits

Fairfax County is home to nearly 300 associations and nonprofit organizations More than 300 trade associations, professional societies and other nonprofit groups are based in Fairfax County from the small to the very large. Whether its a non-profit's headquarters or a legislative affairs office, Fairfax County is the location of choice for associations in a wide variety of sectors, including:

  • Banking and Finance/Investment
  • Health Care
  • Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer/Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Construction
  • Science
  • Education
  • Transportation

Associations located in Fairfax County have ready access to:

  • Federal agencies, national policymakers and Congressional lawmakers.
  • Thousands of associations and professional organizations in the Washington, D.C., area, including the American Society of Association Executives.
  • Global markets through Washington Dulles International, Reagan National and Baltimore Washington International airports.
  • An educated and talented workforce, many with years of experience in the non-profit community.
  • More than 115 million square feet of office space.
  • One of the largest concentrations of IT firms in the country.
  • Business tax exemptions for eligible groups – and tax exempt financing for qualifying associations.

For more information about Fairfax County's association and non-profit community, contact the FCEDA by email or by calling 703-790-0600.

Selected List of Associations in Fairfax County
  • Alliance for Women in the Media
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
  • Internet Society
  • National Automobile Dealers Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Wildlife Federation

Download a complete list of associations based in Fairfax County (PDF)