About Us

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History

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 the second-largest Asian American group, NaFFAA is the largest non-partisan, non-profit organization, and national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations, and individuals. Its thirteen-member regions cover the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.

Vision

NaFFAA envisions a unified Filipino American community that is culturally, economically, and politically empowered and engaged.  Its vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.

Mission

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

Our Three Pillars

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.

Civic Engagement

Uniting, building, and increasing political empowerment through non-partisan civic engagement, and building strategic relations with policymakers at the federal, state, and local level.

Civic Leadership Forum
Filipino Elected Officials Database

National Advocacy

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

Call To Action: Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program

Hate Crimes Task Force 

NaFFAA Values:

Diversity and Inclusion

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

Collaboration

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

Accountability

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

Justice

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

Integrity

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