Lithuanian-American Community, Inc.
About: Since its founding in 1951, LAC has worked to preserve Lithuanian cultural identity, to nurture its development, to transmit it to the young, and to persuade everyone of Lithuanian descent to enrich their lives with their heritage. LAC assists the country of our heritage, Lithuania, with the growth of democratic institutions and helps the people of Lithuania in numerous other ways. We have 60 local chapters in 27 states and the District of Columbia.
The Lithuanian World Community
About: The Lithuanian World Community (Lithuanian: Pasaulio lietuvių bendruomenė or PLB) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 1949 that unifies Lithuanian communities abroad. The Constitution of the Lithuanian World Community declares that it consists of all Lithuanians living abroad. The Community is active in 44 countries, including representation in Lithuania.
The World Lithuanian Youth Organization
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America
Ambassador: H.E. Rolandas Kriščiūnas
Address: 2622 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc.
About: The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc.(JBANC) was founded in 1961 to support restoration of independence, human rights and democracy to the Baltic countries. Today, JBANC has adapted to the changing needs of the Baltic peoples and the Baltic communities in the United States. JBANC acts in a dual capacity as the liaison of the Baltic communities with Capitol Hill and the White House as well as the information agent to the parent organizations.
The Lithuanian Foundation, Inc.
About: Established in 1962, the Lithuanian Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit tax exempt corporation dedicated to supporting Lithuanian language, culture, and traditions in the United States, Lithuania, and Lithuanian communities worldwide. In the 40 years since its inception, the Lithuanian Foundation has advanced its goals by awarding over $11,000,000 in grants and scholarships, including a special, one-time capital fund disbursement of $1,150,212 to aid Lithuania’s educational and cultural institutions after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. The Lithuanian Foundation currently boasts over 7,225 members worldwide. The donations and bequests of members form the capital of the Foundation. The Foundation invests in financial institutions, government issues, stocks, corporate bonds, real estate, and other relatively low-risk, high yield investments.
The U.S.-Baltic Foundation
About: The U.S.-Baltic Foundation (USBF) was established in 1990 to support democratic and free market reforms in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. USBF has conducted professional education and training programs in public administration, independent media and NGO development, including the $2.6 million USAID-funded Democracy Network Program. The Foundation’s programs established eleven permanent local institutions, including Municipal Training Centers and journalist training and advocacy institutes, and continue to help train the next generation of democratic Baltic leaders. With the creation of the $15 million Baltic American Partnership Fund in 1998, the three USBF offices in the Baltics became fully independent local foundations. In the United States, USBF has built a broad network of Americans who support the Foundation’s programs and help advocate for Baltics causes. In 1999, USBF sponsored the first tour of Baltic art in the United States; the exhibition was displayed in New York, Washington, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Washington, DC-area Lithuanian Scouts
About: There has been a continuous presence of Lithuanian Scouts in the DC area since 1968, when three all-girls troop was formed under the leadership of vsl. Aldona Kinduriene. The first Kaziuko Muge took place in the spring of 1969. In 1980 the first mixed Draugove was formed under the leadership of s. fil. Meile Mickiene and included the first cub scout troop. The Academic Scouts formed in 1986 and the first Skautu Vyciu Burelis was formed in 1998.
About: Neringa is a Lithuanian cultural camp founded by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in 1969. For over 30 years Neringa has served hundreds of children and families in various camp sessions with the mission to foster understanding and love for Lithuanian heritage, teach Christian values and provide for positive character development.