The D.C. United Foundation Announces Small Business Support with Intentionalist 


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2024) - D.C. United today announced that the D.C. United Foundation and Intentionalist are launching a Small Business Pass that encourages fans to support and experience the diverse DMV businesses powering our community.

This season fans will be able to access promotional discounts at 17 diverse local businesses (Black-owned, Hispanic-owned, Asian-owned, LGBTQ-owned, Deaf-owned, Women-owned, and Veteran-owned) across the DMV, including FishScale (Shaw, D.C.), Dog Tag Bakery (Georgetown, D.C.), Good Company Doughnuts and Cafe (Arlington, Va.), Social Burger (Vienna, Va.), Taqueria Xochi (Downtown, D.C.), and many more. The full list of participating businesses can be found here.

“We are proud to highlight the diverse array of local businesses that are integral to the heartbeat of our nation's capital," said Shanell Mosley, Executive Director of the D.C. United Foundation. “We know each of these businesses has a unique story to share, and we are committed to using our sports platform to support, introduce, and uplift our amazing community of small business owners.”

Fans can access the small business pass on the D.C. United Foundation website and can redeem discounts by presenting a unique QR code to be scanned at participating businesses. Local businesses are reimbursed for the discounts provided so that participation does not impact their bottom line.

"Everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop are opportunities to support the small businesses at the heart of our local communities,” said Laura Clise, founder and CEO of Intentionalist. “We’re excited to partner with the D.C. United Foundation to celebrate small businesses and the Small Business Pass makes it easy for fans to enjoy discounts at a variety of bakeries, restaurants, and shops, and get to know the people behind them.”

The D.C. United Foundation teamed up with Intentionalist, Major League Soccer, and Black Players for Change in 2023 to highlight small businesses during MLS All-Star week in Washington, D.C. and now looks to build off that successful week for the entire 2024 MLS season. 

To learn more about the D.C. United Foundation, please visit

About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the last 28 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round and is home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group. 

The Black-and-Red train at the Inova Performance Complex, a state-of-the-art training facility and performance center located in Leesburg, Va. The 40,000 square foot 30-acre training facility, that opened in 2021, features four outdoor practice fields, and a training center equipped with a weight room and recovery facilities. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013). For more information and club updates, please visit and find us on social media @dcunited.

About D.C. United Foundation

The D.C. United Foundation is an extension of D.C. United, the Major League Soccer Club located in Washington, D.C., and prioritizes serving populations that lack equitable access to important resources and education. The D.C. United Foundation harnesses the power of soccer to reach underserved communities in the D.C. area and give youth the tools necessary to soar on and off the pitch. Our work is centered around programming and partners that encourage and provide opportunities for community members to thrive, unite, and have essential support. For more information, visit

About Intentionalist

Intentionalist is a tech-for-good social enterprise connecting consumers with local small businesses and the diverse people behind them. Intentionalist makes it easier to close the gap between good intentions and action through an online directory, guides, and activations that encourage and incentivize people to spend intentionally in support of the small businesses at the heart of our communities. For more information, visit