Our Story

Charitable Mission

We deliver leading-edge housing, health, and
wellness services to older adults

We honor those who sacrificed for our nation.

The Army Distaff Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1959 that provides housing, health, and wellness services to men and women who sacrificed for our nation, with a commitment to serve our residents regardless of their ability to pay.


We provide these services at Knollwood Military Life Plan Community in Northwest Washington, DC. Knollwood offers affordable, top-quality, safe, secure, community living for 300 men and women after a lifetime of serving our nation.

Sustain our community through donations to our Building and Community Fund.

Health & Wellness

Through Knollwood, we deliver comprehensive, cutting-edge, life-affirming health and wellness care. For 60 years, we have been leaders in healthy aging services and a model for serving older adults who served our nation.

Fuel our programs through donations to our Innovation for Health and Wellness Fund.

Financial Assistance

Since our founding, we have provided our services regardless of one’s ability to pay. About 10% of our residents receive partial to full subsidies. We never have, and never will, turn away a resident for financial reasons.

Support those in hardship through donations to our Financial Assistance Fund.

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