The Irvine Filipino American Community

The Irvine Filipino American Community

On November 2, 2008, thirteen families reached out and came together to share their common heritage, culture, and interests. The initial goal was to form a “samahan” or fellowship among the dedicated pioneers. However, the belief that all “kababayans” or countrymen, in the area needed a group where they could come together and find camaraderie was indeed, very powerful.

This belief was validated, and as a result, the formal organization, The Irvine Filipino American Community, (TIFAC) was born. Today TIFAC has a diverse membership of more than 60 families from different regions, native and foreign born, various age groups, and many religious groups. Membership is open to all individuals and families who would like to share or participate in this “samahan.”


Our Mission is to provide an organization to preserve the Filipino culture, promote a positive image of Filipino and Filipino-Americans in the community, and support, serve and encourage involvement in the communities in our area.


TIFAC is a nonprofit organization, whose purpose shall be as follows:

1. To enhance unity and friendship among Filipino/Filipino-American families in our area and other Filipino/Filipino-Ameican communities in the Unitied States.

2. To promote awareness of and interest in the Philippine culture and heritage among its members and other communities.

3. To extend a warm welcome and assitance to newcomers, visitors from the Philippines, and other Filipino/Filipino-American associations in the United States.

4. To participate in various civic and community services and encourage member involvement in these activities.

5. To help, in times of emergency, the Association members, other Filipinos in the United States and our countrymen in the Philippines who are in urgent need of food, clothing, shelter, health, and education assistance.

6. To foster among its members love, concern, loyalty, and respect for the Philippines and the United States.

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