Mission Statement

IMFFA is a volunteer organization whose mission is to foster for its members (the spouses or domestic partners of IMF employees and retirees) & their family a welcoming and multicultural environment for personal and professional growth, socializing, learning, and helping families to thrive.

Who we are

IMFFA is run by volunteer spouses or domestic partners of IMF employees, with a Board seeking to fulfill IMFFA’s mission for the benefit of its members and volunteer committees trying their best to develop initiatives, programs, and activities for a supportive environment.

The Project Assistant is a full-time IMF staff member dedicated to IMFFA who helps the Board and volunteers carry out IMFFA’s activities, manages the day-to-day operations at the IMFFA office, and serves as the main point of contact for IMFFA members, IMF staff, and IMFFA’s partners.

What we do

Our programs and services are designed to foster friendships and provide assistance during life transitions. We provide support for families to thrive by helping them overcome the challenges of relocating to the Washington, D.C. area and by working closely with the IMF to ensure services and benefits are available to all IMF staff families. Similarly, we seek to have a voice in IMF employee policies and procedures as they affect their families.

IMFFA offers informational sessions on topics of common interest, language programs, clubs, social and educational events, counseling services, professional career advice, and plenty of opportunities to socialize. Moreover, IMFFA fosters a multicultural environment by showcasing our members’ various cultures through events, conferences, and activities or workshops.

IMFFA informs its members of resources, facilities, and opportunities available to them through the IMF and in the Greater Washington area. The association also provides support to members whose spouses/partners are serving abroad.

Who do we serve

We serve the IMF staff families - their spouse, domestic partner or children. IMF staff single-parents are welcome to join us as well in the interest of their family.

Sign up to be an IMFFA member

Membership is free of charge. We welcome IMF staff spouses, domestic partners, and children. We also encourage IMF staff that are single parents with young children to become a member.