India Association Of Minnesota

A non-profit organization that has straddled over four decades of community service since its inception in 1973, India Association of Minnesota (IAM) aims to build a strong and cohesive community of over 50,000-strong Asian Indians in the state of Minnesota. Through its three-prong mission of  Culture, Charity, and Connections, IAM seeks to build bridges of understanding between the Asian Indians and the society at large within the state and the country, connect Minnesota with India through events that promote cultural understanding and heritage, provide a charitable hand to causes here and in India, all the while functioning as the umbrella organization to the multitude of regional organizations in the state.


Here are the IAM By-Laws.


IAM History


Thank You All for being part of Pink Garba - A Breast Cancer Awareness Event

IAM hosted Pink Garba to a sold out crowd on Friday, October 28, 2022.  The event is about bringing awareness and educating the Indian community about breast cancer risk factors,  preventative measures and what to do if receiving a positive breast cancer diagnosis. 

The evening started with a buffet of Indian and American appetizers and desserts.  It was followed by a panel of oncologists, a social worker, a physician’s assistant and cancer survivors who shared their breast cancer journeys.  It was an honor to have Minnesota’s Sen Amy Klobuchar who addressed the attendees via a video, telling her personal story.

CaringBridge was the designated charity  They provide a free online service to support families during illnesses.  

The event ended with Garba (dancing).  IAM thanks all  who attending, making the second Pink Garba an enjoyable and successful event.