FAQ

+ What is the Iowa Asian Alliance?

IAA is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by business, community, and civic leaders. The mission of IAA is to unite Iowa’s diverse Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities for the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development within the state of Iowa. IAA’s vision is to create an Iowa in which these ethnicities are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community.

+ How can I support IAA?

You can support IAA:

  • Make a donation today, every dollar counts
  • Step into a leadership role and volunteer on IAA committees
  • Promote and attend IAA events and programs

+ How can my company/organization support IAA?

Your company/organization can support IAA in many ways:

  • Make a donation today!
  • Sponsor or co-host IAA events, workshops, and/or meetings
  • Tell us what resources you’d like us to provide to you, your business, or your community
  • Share information, opportunities, and resources and services with IAA and its members

Please contact IAAadmin@iowaasianalliance.com

+ Do I have to be of an Asian ethnicity to support IAA, attend events, or serve as a volunteer?

No, everyone is welcome! Iowa Asian Alliance is open to any person or organization that has an interest in promoting the vitality of the state of Iowa.

+ Why should I donate to IAA?

Whether you are interested in meeting new people, finding new talent, growing your business, or just learning more about Asia; IAA can be of service to you. IAA offers a unique opportunity to interact with a dynamic and diverse group of professionals and businesses.

+ How is IAA different from the existing Asian American organizations?

IAA unites Iowa’s diverse Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities for the purpose of fostering economic growth and community development. IAA is a pan-Asian organization, serving diverse ethnic/national communities. IAA serves these communities by partnering with other organizations to deliver focused and effective programs and services in the areas of business, workforce, and community development.

+ What is CelebrAsian?

CelebrAsian is an Annual Asian Heritage Festival, which is the signature event of IAA. CelebrAsian is held every May in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Western Gateway Park. Approximately 50,000-65,000 people attend CelebrAsian every year.

+ How is IAA funded?

IAA is a non-profit organization sustained by donations from its numerous sponsors, businesses, and individuals. IAA events are also supported through sponsorships and grants.

+ How can I sponsor an event?

To find more information on sponsoring IAA events, IAAadmin@iowaasianalliance.com.