Our Story

Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. At the time of NaFFAA’s inception, there were just over 2.5 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans. Founding members of the organization had the foresight to visualize and organize our growing power and voice into the next millennium.

Now with over 4.2 million Filipinos across the United States, and with Filipinos considered as the second-largest Asian American group, NaFFAA is the largest non-partisan, non-profit organization, and national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, organizations, and individuals. Its thirteen-member regions cover the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.


Over 25 Years of Empowering
Filipino Communities in America


We envision Filipino American communities that are culturally, economically, and politically empowered and engaged. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through four main pillars: Civic Engagement, National Advocacy, Leadership Development, and Advancing Filipino Culture.


We promote the welfare and well-being of Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States by amplifying their voices, advocating on behalf of their interests, and providing resources to facilitate their empowerment.

Our Four Pillars



Advocating for immigration reform and civil rights for Filipino Americans, and promoting small business and financial education.

Anti-Hate Crimes Task Force

FilVetRep (Recognition for Filipino Veterans)

FilAm Alerts


Leadership Development

Engaging and empowering young Filipino Americans in order to build the next generation of leaders, and building the capacity of Filipino American organizations in order to better serve their communities.

Empowering Pilipino Youth Through Collaboration (EPYC) Ambassadors Program Leadership Institute

Bi-Annual National Empowerment Conference (NEC)

NaFFAA Leadership Summits



NaFFAA Programs that empower Filipino Americans to participate and engage in nation-building:

FilAm Vote

Run for Office

Kabilang Ka, Pabilang Ka


Advancing Filipino Culture

Celebrating what makes us unique — Filipino Culture, Arts and Entertainment.

NaFFAA E3 Seminars (Enlighten, Educate, Empower) Advancing our unique Filipino Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Tulong Sulong — Sending Help, Moving Forward

NaFFAA Values

Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome diverse perspectives and serve as a voice for all Filipino Americans.


We aim to work with all Filipino American organizations and leaders, transcending generations and ideological differences.


We strive for transparency and hold each other accountable to our goals.


We speak out against injustices and promote civil rights for our community.


We strive to do what is right and what is in the best interest of Filipino Americans.