Association of Kannada Kootas of America (Suwanee, GA)


  • Name:Mrs. Latha Airodi

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Association of Kannada Kootas of America
  • Address:1712 Chattakay Lane
    Suwanee, GA 30023
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:678-520-8761

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  • Mission:
  • AKKA stands for ’Association of Kannada Kootas of America’.

    AKKA is a non-profit, Educational, Linguistic and Cultural Organization; incorporated under Non Profit Corporation act of the State of Florida, to integrate, coordinate, network and unite the activities of all Kannadigas and Kannada Kootas for promotion and preservation of Kannada language and culture in North America. AKKA’s constituent units include;
    Board of Trustees and Board of Directors from all the regions of U.S.A. and Canada. AKKA promotes charity through culture.

    AKKA has been actively involved in various charitable work in Karnataka by organizing many fundraising programs throughout North America.
    AKKA’s Rasamnjari program has been organized in several cities across USA. The funds raised by this live program will be used to support orphan children of Karnataka under a theme.

    AKKA is very thankful to the visiting artists from Karnataka for their time and effort for this noble cause, AKKA believes that the most fortunate Kannada people in USA with the help of visiting talented artists can bring a smile to the less fortunate children of Karnataka.

    AKKA in cooperation with Kannada Kootas across USA and Canada conducted collection drive to gather used cloths, toys, and books and distributed them to the needy people of Karnataka.

    AKKA has partnered with East-meets-West Relocation company to transfer the collected goods to Karnataka at Free of cost. These goods will be distributed to the needy people.

    AKKA Charity Foundation (ACF) Committee in coordination with 13 Kannada Kootas conducted Manoranjani live entertainment program across USA and raised over $70,000. These funds will be donated to various educational
    institutions in Karnataka for meeting the educational needs of underprivileged children.

    AKKA has donated nearly $20,000 to Hampi University in Karnataka towards "Kuvempu Samagraha Kavya" work.

    AKKA has donated $7,000 towards Tsunami Relief efforts.

    AKKA has donated $200,000 to the Sankara Eye Hospital (including B.V.Jagadeesh's $100,000 matching funds. A section of the Hospital is named after AKKA.

  • History:
  • AKKA was born in February 1998, at the World Kannada Sammelana-98 held in USA at Phoenix, Arizona. A group of prominent Kannadigas who believed in the need for a central organization were selected from across the country and formed a steering committee. This committee elected the office bearers of AKKA and the constitution was drafted.

    The 1st AKKA World Millennium Kannada Conference was held in Houston, Texas hosted by Kannada Vrinda of Houston in the year 2000. More than 2000 people attended this conference, one of the most talked about events.

    AKKA became a household word both in USA, Canada & Karnataka and became a symbol of pride for Kannadigas everywhere. In recognition of AKKA's successful efforts in promoting Kannada arts and culture in North America, the Government of Karnataka conferred the Rajyothsava Award to AKKA in December 2001. Currently, 30 Kannada Kootas (representing 60,000 Kannadigas) across North America are members of AKKA organization.

    The 2nd AKKA World Kannada Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan in 2002 hosted by Pampa Kannada Koota which scaled AKKA to greater heights, with more than 4000 Kannadigas attending the conference.

    The momentum generated by the gathering and networking of such large number of Kannadigas in Detroit carried onto Orlando, Florida. In 2004, Srigandha Kannada Koota hosted the 3rd AKKA World Kannada Conference. The 4th AKKA World Kannada Conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 hosted by Kaveri Kannada Association.

    AKKA has actively involved in various charitable work in Karnataka by organizing many fundraising programs throughout North America.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:13
  • Advisory board size:21
  • Staff size:


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:593527607

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:593527607
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% AMARNATH GOWDA
  • Organization Address:15 KINGS HILL CT
  • Organization City:SUMMIT
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:07901-3007
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1999
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:A23
  • Asset Amount:$16,828
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$925,720
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$925,720
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:10:38 pm

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