Apna Ghar
4350 N. Broadway, 2nd FL.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-4663
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children. The organization provides: 24hour hotline, 24-hour shelter; counseling, legal advocacy, housing, employment, education and immigration advocacy, community education, volunteer training, and supervised child visitation.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
4753 North Broadway, Suite 502
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 271-0899
Fax: (773) 271-1982 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, a member of Advancing Justice has a mission to empower the Asian American community through advocacy, by utilizing education, research, and coalition building.

Asian American Cultural Center 
1210 West Nevada Street, MC-149
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333- 9300
The Asian American Cultural Center was opened in the fall of 2005. their goal is to provide the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are a part of the Asian American experience.

Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC)
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
 (312) 391-8809 
The mission of AACC is to unite all Asian Americans as a predominant force for strengthening Asian American community in the United States and recognizing Asian traditional and cultural values, while making its contributions to American democracy.

Asian American Law Enforcement Association 
AALEA, P.O. Box 56652
Chicago, IL 60656 
Their mission is to develop, promote, and encourage a greater degree of understanding and cooperation between the Asian American community with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, by means consistent with the policies of the various law enforcement agencies as represented by A.A.L.E.A.'s membership.

Asian Health Coalition of Illinois
180 W Washington Street, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
 (312) 372-7070
AHCI is a grassroots organization created by community members and health care providers with the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPIs) in Illinois. Created in December 1996, the coalition is composed of a diverse array of community-based organizations, health care providers, and public health officials.

Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America 
6414 S Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559-3209
Tel: (630) 968- 8585
Fax: (630) 968- 8677 
Their mission is to support medical education and research, to advance the interests of medicine and medical organizations, to foster scientific development and educatio in the field of medicine for the purpose of improving the quality of medicine and delivery of better health care, without regard to race, color, creed, sex or age, to facilitate a greater and better understanding and relations amongst Pakistani physicians and between them and the people of North America, to support the efforts of those who would preserve, protect and enhance the reputation and services of the medical profession in general and Pakistani physicians in particular.

Bengali Association of greater Chicago
1148 N Main Street
Glendale Heights, IL 60139 
Their mission is to promote and sustain religious, charitable, educational and literary activities on behalf of the Bengali community, and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and views with various national and international organizations of similar interests, and to collect or transfer charities and donations for educational religious and socioeconomic purposes, and to provide a forum for cultural and social activities which provide education on the heritage, culture or traditions of Bengal, and to take such other sections of general interests and well-being of the members of the Association.

Bhutanese Community Association of Illinois
2335 W Devon Ave., Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60659
Tel: (773) 508-5000
Fax: (77) 508- 5013 
The Bhutanese Community Association of Illinois (BCAI) is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Their mission is to promote, integrate, and strengthen the economic, cultural, and professional values of the Bhutanese refugees in Illinois.

Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Peoria 
Their mission is to preserve the marathi culture, marathi language, marathi sanskar, and to pass on this heritage to the upcoming generations.

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC)
238 West 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: (312) 949-1000
Fax: (312) 949-1001
The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois. The mission of the CMF is to maintain a museum in Chicago for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, education, and research relating to Chinese-American culture and history in the Midwestern United States.

Chinese Students And Scholars Association 
Student Service Building 387
Campus Box 2700
Normal, IL 61790-2700
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association at Illinois State University is a student organization comprised of Chinese students, visiting scholars and their families coming from Mainland China including Hong Kong and Taiwan. The organization dedicates itself to the full development of Chinese students and scholars at Illinois State University and contributes to the diversity of Illinois State University and Bloomington-Normal.

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
2169B S. China Place
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: (312) 326-5320
Fax: (312) 326-5668 
The Chamber promotes the economic development and revitalization of the community, to entice more business, create jobs, provide higher income, better housing stock and a better environment for our children and our future.

Chicago Korean American Chamber of Commerce
5601 N. Spaulding
Chicago, IL 60659
Tel: (773) 583-1700
Fax: (773) 583-9724
The Chamber develops, encourages, promotes and supports the business climate by providing monthly workshops and seminars to aid small business owners and publishing a monthly bilingual newsletter, "The Chamber News". CKACC, along with three other Asian American Chambers of Commerce formed the Asian American Alliance whose main function is to assist Asian American businesses through establishing the Asian American Small Business Development Center.

Chicago Tamil Sangam 
PO Box 9606
Naperville, IL 60567 
Their mission is to provide equal opportunities and a forum for the future generation Tamils to participate, learn and grow in the rich heritage of the Tamil language and culture, to reach out to the Chicago Tamil Community on social issues affecting individuals affecting individuals and community at large both locally and in Tamil Nadu.

Chicago Telugu Association
152 Huron Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(847) 278- 6677 
Their mission is to serve Telugu individuals and families in and around Chicago and across United States, to establish a vibrant platform for Chicago Telugu Community by collaborating, celebrating, sharing, serving and representing the values of their great community with the sole purpose of service, entertainment and support.

Chinese American Bar Association
The Association fosters the exchange of ideas and information among and between members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; encourages and promotes the professional growth of members; provides an opportunity for fellowship; provides and promotes coordinates legal services to the Chinese and Asian community in the Chicago metropolitan area; and develops and encourages inter-cooperation with other organizations of minority/ethnic attorneys.

Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago
122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 583-0621
Fax: (312) 583-0647 
The Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago, which was established in 1948, aims to foster close and mutually beneficial relations between the Philippines and the Midwest region of the United States, particularly in the fields of trade, investments, tourism, culture and people-to-people relations. The Consulate also services the consular requirements of the growing Filipino community, extends assistance to nationals in distress and conducts regular outreach programs to the 14 states under its jurisdiction.

Federation of Malayalee Association of Americas
(954) 675-3019 (President) 
FOMAA's mission is to actively serve the Malayalee Community in the Americas, strengthen member organizations and their activities, and connect people to enrich lives.

Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago
(312) 962-7748  
The mission of FACHI is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparties and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community.

Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago 
1332 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
Tel: (773) 281-1210 
Filipino American Council of greater Chicago (FACC) was founded in 1963, making it one of the oldest Filipino American organizations in the USA. A group of Chicagoan decided to help out in raising funds and collecting relief goods for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Filipino American Network
The Filipino American Network
516 N. Ogden #151
Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: (773) 236-2614
The Society operates as a support network for young professional people of Filipino descent.

Greater China Business Conference at Kellogg School of Management
2001 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3300 
Their mission is to bring the most influential thought leaders to Kellogg and help the professional community learn about the business opportunities, challenges and economic landscape in Greater China.

Gujarati Samaj Chicago
P.O Box 267
Westmont, IL 60559 
(708) 955-4966 
Gujarati Samaj Chicago is a non-profit organization serving the Chicago land area. Their mission is to champion the Gujarati people to grow personally, professionally, emotionally, and spiritually by using compassion, unique perspective, and belief in Gujaratis' inherent goodness, integrity, and enormous potential to help each other. They provide a community for those who find joy in celebrating the Gujarati culture and Gujarati people.

Indo American Center Home
6328 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Tel: (773) 973-4444
Fax: (773) 973-0157 
The Indo-American Center is non-profit 501(c) (3) status organization. Our mission is to promote the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.

Hanul Family Alliance
5008 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Tel: (773) 478-8851
Fax: (773) 478-8552
Hanul Family Alliance strives to be a leading organization by becoming an efficient, effective, and supportive provider of social services to an ever changing Korean-American community.

Illinois Bridge to China 
Their mission is to teach students the value of international community development by working with the Bridge to China Charitable Foundation and universities in mainland China and Hong Kong to design, plan, and construct foot bridges for underprivileged villages in China.

Illinois Chinese Adopted Siblings 
ICASP, also known as "Illinois Chinese Adopted Siblings Program," is a TASC philanthropic organization that holds multiple events throughout the school year to educate families with Chinese adopted children. In the past, members of this organization (Chinese and non-Chinese) had the opportunity to create workshops that educated children and parents about Chinese culture and encouraged discussions pertaining to cross-cultural adoption.

Invisible to Invincible: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago (i2i)
i2i is a community-based organization that celebrates and affirms Asian/Pacific Islanders who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer in the Chicago area.

Iranian Cultural Association (ICA - UIUC)
The Iranian Cultural Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign was founded in 1998. Since then, ICA has been promoting Iranian/Persian culture throughout the University campus, among both the student body, and within the Champaign-Urbana community. They are a nonprofit organization and independent from any specific political and religious beliefs with an emphasis on the cultural orientation of their student body.

Japanese American Citizens League
5415 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (312) 728-7170
Fax: (312) 728-7231
Founded in 1929, JACL is a membership-based Asian American advocacy organization. Its mission is to advocate for the civil and human rights of Japanese Americans and others, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans. With a national headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Los Angels, Washington, DC, Chicago, Seattle, and Fresno, JACL has 112 chapters throughout the United States.

Korean American Association of Chicago
5941 North, Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 878-1900
A community based social service organization that provides immigration services, job placement and organized social/cultural events.

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
6212 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 588-9158 
KRCC's mission is to empower the Korean American community through education, social service, organizing/advocacy and culture. KRCC serves the Korean American community of greater Chicago.

Korean American Women's Association of Chicago
9930 Capitol Dr., Suite 909
Wheeling, IL  60090
(847) 920-7447
The goal of KAWAC is to bring Korean American women to a new maturity by sharing experiences and providing mutual support to each other. Activities include the Korean Women's Talk Line, Women's Corner, Korean-Women's Choir, seminars and workshops and community participation.

Lao American Community Services 
4750 N Sheridan Rd, Suite 369
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (312) 271-0004 
Their mission is to assist refugees and immigrants from Laos residing in Illinois, especially those in metropolitan Chicago, to become self-sufficient, productive participants in American society while preserving and enhancing their cultural heritage, identity and their sense of belonging to a community.

Lao American Organization of Elgin
164 Division Street, Suite 503
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-4505 
Their mission is to unite and provide assistance to Laotian refugee, living in the Elgin and its surrounding cities, with emphasis on educational and social-cultural factors as focal point, to preserve and enhance Lao culture, customs, language, religion, arts and literature, and develop cultural understanding among persons of Lao Origin in the Elgin area, to provide support to Lao-American youth in the areas of educational and sports, to the Lao-American elderly in all areas of need, to facilitate Lao youth in receiving higher education, to develop cultural exchanges and understanding with persons of other national origins who stand for justice, peace, democracy, to co-operate with other civic, cultural, educational organizations, and to open a Lao Museum Cultural Center.

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce
West Saint Louis St
Lebanon, IL 62254
Tel: (618) 537-8420 
The mission of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce is to promote business and resident growth, encourage tourism and shopping, and improve the existing facilities and historical aspects of the City of Lebanon.

Maharashtra Mandal of Chicago
Tel: (630) 362-7145 
Maharashtra Mandal of Chicago is a non-profit organization serving Chicago Area, for 40 years. Their mission is to promote Indian culture among people interested in Maharashtra culture from various parts of the world.

Malaysian Association of Illinois 
Malaysia Association of Illinois (MAI) is an organization registered in the state of Illinois. The association is made up of all professionals, families and students with Malaysian heritage. The objective of this association is to encourage networking, social activities and promoting the unity of Malaysians in the state of Illinois and the Mid-West area.

Myanmar Hope Christian Mission
624 Garvey Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
Tel: (217) 415-9187 
Myanmar Hope Christian Mission, Inc., (MyHope) is a non-profit corporation formed in order to bring help to the people of Myanmar.

NIU Philippine Student Association 
429 Garden Rd,
DeKalb, IL 60115
Tel: (630) 550- 9545
Northern Illinois University Philippine Student Organization is an officially recognized, student-run organization at NIU that strives to celebrate the Filipino culture. Throughout the school year, PSA offers students the opportunity to partake in many fun and enriching Filipino cultural events such as movies, performances, shows, sports competitions and more.

OCA-Chicago Chapter
P.O. Box 365
Chicago, IL 60690
(312) 625-1715

OCA Greater Chicago is dedicated to promoting the economic, professional, and social well-being of AAPIs in the Greater Chicago area. The Chicago chapter of was established in 2012 and provides scholarships to high school seniors (college grants) to mentoring young professionals including the business community, and supporting the local businesses.

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
5850 N. Lincoln Ave, Suite 208
Chicago, IL 60659
Tel: (800) 850-2632
Fax: (800) 505-8753 
Their mission is to promote the highest level of professional competence to Philippine American businesses serving the State of Illinois by providing and promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the economic potentials of their membership and to help, support, advance, grow and expand their members' businesses.

Philippine Student Association UIUC
1001 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820- 6285
Their mission is to foster and support relationships through the education and promotion of Filipino culture and Asian American awareness, as well as to encourage the development of academic and leadership skills of the membership and university community.

CIRCA Pintig
2602 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60610
Tel: (312) 869-9785
contact form
Pintig which means pulse in Pilipino, was founded in April 1991, with a mission to serve as a voice of the Filipino American community by engaging in active cultural work – using art as a means to celebrate the community’s rich history and culture. CIRCA was a non-profit arts organization that was founded in December 2001 by members of the PINTIG Cultural Group. CIRCA and Pintig merged in 2006 to form CIRCA Pintig, a community theater company and community education and outreach organization.

Taiwanese American Professionals
191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606 
The society of Taiwanese Americans-Chicago is a network of young adults bound by a common Taiwanese heritage, to promote the personal development and cultural awareness of our community, and to be a prominent resource for the Chicago land area.

Telugu Association of Bloomington 
Their mission is to support, cooperate, promote relevant local non-profit organizations, to raise funds for natural disasters in India and US, to coordinate other efforts to the extent possible, with other non-profit organizations, to serve as a central resource for all Telugu related issues to the Bloomington, to preserve, maintain, and perpetuate the cultural heritage of the people of telugu origin in Bloomington, to organize and promote Telugu cultural, literary and educational events in Bloomington.

Telugu Association of Greater Chicago
P.O Box 2424
Naperville, IL 60567
contact form 
Telugu Association of Greater Chicago (TAGC) is a non-profit organization devoted to the awareness and promotion of Telugu Heritage and Culture in the mid-west region headquartered in Chicago.

Tri State Telugu Association
656 Caren Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 
The Tri-State Telugu Association (TTA) is a non-profit incorporated organization of people of Telugu Origin residing in States of Illinois, India, and Wisconsin (Tri-State area). It was formed to help Telugu people living in Tri-State area, to bring a home away from home for all the Telugu people living in that part of the world. One of their main goals is to enhance the cultural, educational, social and charitable interactions among its members.

UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center 
826 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: (312) 413-9569
Fax: (312) 413-9732 
Their mission is to provide education and resources for and about Asian Americans, to increase awareness of diverse Asian American issues, cultures, and communities, to strengthen the Asian American campus community, to promote the growth of Asian American Studies through curricular and co-curricular partnerships, to guide Asian American students in reaching their academic, personal, and professional potential.

UIUC Korean American Student Association 
Their mission is to promote community and awareness in the University of Illinois. They advocate the progression of Korean Americans by supporting and encouraging each other in order to develop future leaders.

Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta
1399 Laurel Oaks Dr
Streamwood, IL 60107 
Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta, Illinois, is a non-profit organization catering to the needs of Kannadigas (persons from Karnataka State in India or those whose ancestors are from Karnataka state) of Illinois. The purpose of the organization is to organize meetings, promote cultural activities for adults as well as youth born and growing in USA, and support various humanitarian causes. Kannada Kuta organizes to celebrate three major festivals (Ugadia, Ganesha, and Deepavali) in addition to yearly picnic, and charitable trust fund raising events. 

Vishwa Gujarati Samaj 
824 Spring Valley Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Tel: (847) 361-5545
Fax: (708) 488-9160 
Vishwa Gujarato Samaj USA provides platform for the interaction amongst Gujaratis residing in the United States. It works for the growth, prosperity and progress of Gujaratis settles in the U.S. and inspires them to cultivate the spirit of brotherhood, co-operation and to promote and preserve Gujarati language, its tradition, its culture and its cultural heritage.

Vietnamese Association of Illinois 
5110 N Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640-3004
Tel: (773) 728-3700
Fax: (773) 728-0497 
The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) focuses on serving diverse communities, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity.

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