Full service members pay dues to cover services and referrals provided by Capitol Hill Village, as well as program and administrative expenses. Full service membership dues are not tax-deductible because members receive benefits in return.
Social membership is available to those who would like to join and support CHV and have access to the social programming but do not want to use services. Annual dues are the same as regular Capitol Hill Village memberships: $530 for individuals and $800 for households of two or more. However, the entire dues amount may be listed as a federal tax charitable deduction. Social Members are encouraged to attend programs and activities reserved for Social Members and Members only. (Social members cannot join or renew for multiple years, but can renew annually for as often as they like.)
A number of prudent skeptics on the Hill have, since Capitol Hill Village’s inception, been reluctant to join because they questioned: “What do I get for my money?” After several years in operation, there has been time enough to evaluate its true worth in concrete terms. The fact is that membership in the Village can result in real savings. Some proven examples include:
To become a member of Capitol Hill Village by mail, print and complete the Membership Application Form and return to the office with your payment.
Capitol Hill Village
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To facilitate its philosophy that membership reflects the economic diversity of Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Village created the Membership Plus assistance program and established the Stephen C. Rogers Memorial Fund. To the extent that monies are available in the Rogers Fund, Capitol Hill Village offers assistance to residents of Capitol Hill who cannot afford the standard membership fees. The Rogers Fund receives monies from designated donations and grants; it is not subsidized by regular membership fees. To be eligible for the Membership Plus assistance program, the applicant’s adjusted gross income must be $40,000 or below for an individual or $50,000 or below for a household of two or more persons.
The Executive Director administers the Membership Plus program. The Board of Directors requires that the Executive Director review documents to establish proof of income (for example, the most recent tax form). The list of Membership Plus members is confidential, and known only to the Executive Director and office staff who have a need to know.
The Rogers Fund supports the Membership Plus discount from the annual fee, and the Membership Plus share of total expenses not covered by fees. Membership Plus members may request up to $250 each year ($375 for households) to pay vendors for services that cannot be provided by volunteers. Larger amounts for emergency expenses, including repairs, may be requested but must be approved by the Executive Committee. These expenses also are supported by the Rogers Fund.
Membership dues are not refundable, except in the following circumstances:
1. If a member or member household moves out of the Village service area, dues paid for multiple years not begun will be refunded, unless the member asks that out-of-area services be provided, and the membership is approved as an out-of-boundary membership; dues for the current year will not be refunded.
2. Upon the death of one member of a household membership, the surviving spouse/partner will have the option of either: (1) applying the prorated difference between a household membership and a single membership to a single membership renewal for the year, or years, after the year in which the death occurred; or (2) asking that the prorated difference be refunded.
3. Social memberships are not refundable. Social members wishing to become full-service members can contact the Executive Director for more information on prorated fee scales.
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