Your Gifts at Work


Dear Fellow Estonian American and Friend of Estonia!  

The Estonian American National Council works to achieve our common goals of ensuring strong U.S. support for Estonia, and of fostering Estonian culture, language, history and traditions in the United States.

Now more than ever before, EANC’s work on the political front is critical as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears it's thrird year of war, and Russia's shadow looms large on Estonia, the Baltics, and indeed, all of Europe. 

Our important advocacy work includes:

  • We meet regularly with Congressional staff and the State Department to discuss issues affecting Estonia and the Baltics, and with the Baltic embassies to exchange information on our work and upcoming events.
  • We work closely with the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) and the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) to leverage our efforts.
  • We organize advocacy events to encourage grass-roots participation. Contact EANC´s executive director Leelo Linask for more information ([email protected]).

EANC supports the preservation of Estonian culture, language and traditions in the United States, including:

  • Vaba Eesti Sõna, the only Estonian-language newspaper in the U.S. and the ENglish language online publication Estonian World. 
  • Estonian Houses, Grounds, and Hubs. 
  • The Estonian Archives in the U.S.
  • Youth activities - Estonian Boy Scouts, Estonian Girl Guides, and Long Island Estonian Children’s summer camp, CHicago Estonian School camp.
  • Victims of Communism Memorial annual commemorations
  • Documentary films like “The Singing Revolution” by Sky Films, and “Coming Home Soon – the Refugee Children of Geislingen” by Helga Merit, and the soon-to-be released ( May 2024) film The Paradox of Seabrook Farms. 
  • Cultural events and festivals, such as the worldwide ESTO festivals, New York Cultural Days, Mid-West Estonian Days (KLENK),  West-Coast Estonians Days (LEP), Estonian national celebrations, choir, folk dance and theater group performances throughout the U.S. and abroad, Baltic Film Festivals, and more.

EANC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization sustained by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from the Estonian-American community and others.
Our work is made possible through the generosity of our donors.  Help support a free Estonia and preserve your Estonian heritage for future generations…