The Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City is a not-for-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian organization established to preserve, promote, and enhance Filipino culture through education and cultural arts, and to provide service to the community at-large through its projects and programs.
The Filipino Association always has a full slate of ongoing activities, whether it is teaching and promoting our culture, working and fundraising in the community, or hosting events to celebrate our hard work. Among the activities we have held in the past and continue to participate:
Filipino Cultural Center
The "home" of Kansas City's Filipino community, the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) is a 5,400 SF multi-purpose facility. It is the place for dance and choir rehearsals, as well as a venue for cultural presentations, exhibits, educational workshops, and social activities. Inaugurated in 2000 the building represents the dream of many of the community's pioneers. More...
Filipino Cultural Center Foundation
The Filipino Cultural Center Foundation (FCCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to foster, promote, and support Filipino cultural and community programs in the greater Kansas City area; and to establish and support a building fund for the Filipino Cultural Center, the "home" of our local Filipino community. More...
In one form or another, a Filipino "association" has existed as long as there has been Filipinos in the greater Kansas City area. A historical perspective of Filipino pioneers through the years will make us appreciate their valuable contributions that led to the efforts of others to our current status. More...
The Sampaguita Choir ("sampaguita," or jasmine, is the national flower of the Philippines) is the vocal component of the Sinag-Tala Performing Arts Troupe, and is one of the most visible groups among the Association. Revived in 1995 after a hiatus, the Choir has become a staple at various functions in the area Filipino community. More...
Sinag-Tala Dance Troupe
The Sinag-Tala Dance Troupe was established in 1972 as the signature cultural extension of the Association. Since then it has actively performed at community events, cultural festivals, schools, churches, and private functions throughout Kansas City. The original founders have passed on the responsibility to preserve and promote this part of Filipino culture to a new generation of young dancers. More...
The Filipino Cultural Center Foundation (FCCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to foster, promote, and support Filipino cultural and community programs in the greater Kansas City area; and to establish and support a building fund for the Filipino Cultural Center, the "home" of our local Filipino community. Working in conjunction with the Filipino Association, the FCCF engages in fundraising actvities to sustain the endeavors and long-range goals of the community.