The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced that the National Wildlife Federation will lease over 12,000 square feet of space in its D.C. headquarters, located at 901 E Street, NW. In partnership with the District and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Pew has dedicated the vast majority of its building to housing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, thus making it the city's first "nonprofit village."
"We have worked with the National Wildlife Federation on a number of issues over the years, and we are pleased to share our building with them," said Rebecca W. Rimel, President and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts. "Nonprofits play a unique and important role in the District, and we are honored to be part of the effort to strengthen their presence in our nation's capitol."
The National Wildlife Federation will move its National Advocacy Center from its Dupont Circle location to 901 E Street at the end of November. Staffed by more than 40 people experienced on policy issues, grassroots outreach, law, government affairs, and media, the National Advocacy Center advances the National Wildlife Federation's national and international agenda to protect wildlife and wild places.
"Having an office downtown will enhance our work with the federal government and improve our relationships with organizations and decision-makers in the city," said Larry Schweiger, president of the National Wildlife Federation. "All of this will help the National Wildlife Federation to achieve our mission of inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future."
Originally built in 1989, 901 E Street underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2007, including work on the lobby, entrance and elevators. This year, additional upgrades will be made to the building so that it will achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.
"Pew has created an unrivaled home for nonprofit organizations," said Benjamin R. Eldridge, Jr., Executive Vice President of Cambridge Property Group, L.P., the building's leasing agent. "By providing attractive office space and conference facilities at below-market value, Pew hopes to bring together organizations to further promote their important goals."