Filipino Community of Sacramento & Vicinity, Inc (FCSV)

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$23,456 raised by 63 donors

94% complete

$25,000 Goal

The Filipino Community of Sacramento and Vicinity was established in 1929 mainly as a social club that organized weekly dancing and monthly picnics. The association continued throughout the depression years and became a good source of solace and shelter to the thousands of Filipinos without jobs.
In 1958, The Filipino of Sacramento & Vicinity (FCSV) filed for incorporation and formally included in its by-laws the building of the community center. In 1973, FCSV purchased a two-acre lot at the corner of 66th Ave. and East Southgate which it now owns free and clear. On January 23, 2014, FCSV became a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

As important as ever, to honor the mission and vision of our pioneers, FCSV is working hard to build the community center that will serve as the place where we can celebrate our rich culture and heritage and house community events and programs while we continue to serve our community through our senior and youth programs; contribute to the betterment of our community by working hand in hand with the various Filipino American organizations within the community; and offer disaster relief aid locally as well as to our native land in times of need.


To preserve and enhance understanding of cultural heritage and diversity and to promote the Filipino-American social and economic well-being by fostering teamwork, participation, and leadership in the community.


Filipino Community Center

Since 1973, when it purchased the two-acre property, FCSV has been hard at work in raising funds to build its life-long dream of a community center. This dream is becoming closer to reality as it is now in the stages of identifying the viable options of the type of building that would best serve FCSV's objectives.

Through the community center, we would be able to

- Promote our ongoing programs and projects more efficiently and effectively

- Have a central meeting place for the various Fil-Am organizations in the community

- Set up a museum and library that would showcase our Filipino history and culture

- Conduct seminars and workshops on relevant and needed topics/issues in the community

- Conduct classes on the Filipino dialects to teach our youth the joy of speaking and writing in our

native language.

- Conduct cooking lessons which will focus on Filipino ethnic food or dishes.

- Offer free computer classes to adults and seniors to keep them abreast with the increasing demand to be knowledgeable in the information technology arena.

-Offer immigration counseling to aid immigrants in filling out immigration forms, citizenship, petitions, etc.

-Provide performing arts classes to give our youth the avenue to showcase their talents.

With these planned activities, combined with FCSV's current activities, the community center will become one of the area's mainstays in promoting and affecting positive growth and change for the community.

Equity Statement

At Filipino Community of Sacramento and Vicinity, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization is one where all volunteers, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to equal opportunity and access for all programs and services. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

Organization Data


Organization name

Filipino Community of Sacramento & Vicinity, Inc (FCSV)

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Space: Office or Other

Demographics Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


PO Box 582675
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US



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