About India Association of San Antonio
India Association of San Antonio was formed in 1978 and acquired its non-profit status in 1980. At the inception, the primary purpose of this organization was to support cultural, educational, religious and charitable activities, for the benefit of its members and the general public.
In last few years, the population of the Indian community has grown exponentially. As per the latest US census data, there are approximately 20,000 Indians living in San Antonio and nearby. Due to the diversified population, many sister organizations evolved catering to the specific needs of the various subsets of the Indian community. This evolution has led to changes in the objectives of the India Association of San Antonio to meet the new challenges. The long term goal of the organization includes the role of an 'umbrella organization', to better serve and represent the Indian community as a whole.
Some facts about IASA in a nutshell
Formation of India Association of San Antonio
Status of non-profit organization
Community Center ground breaking
Inauguration of Community Center
Kudos & Acknowledgements
- Distributed over 10K face masks to various organization in San Antonio during COVID-19 in 2020, those face masks were created by our own volunteers!
- Raised fund and provided help during Hurricane Harvey.
- Represented Indian community in civic events for the past twenty years and has been a voice for all people of Indian origin.
- Raised funds from the community to build the Community Center that is available for use by the entire community.
- Raised money for a home for 'Habitat for Humanity,' and the home was built exclusively by the members of the Indian community. Two more homes were built in India.
- Established scholarship funds at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
- Raised money for flood relief efforts in San Antonio, during the "Great Flood of '98".
- Funds collected for the cyclone victims in Odisha, India.
- Actively involved in fund raising for Gujarat earthquake victims; raised over $36K.
- Raised over $8K for American Red Cross and New York Fire Fighters Association for the families of NY-DC-PENN victims.
- Raised $10K for Habitat For Humanity International to build homes in Gujarat by raffling Spurs basketball.
- Raised $17K for Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 2003, with a team size of over 760 participants. This was the largest non-corporate team ever in the history of Susan Komen Foundation anywhere in the country.