United Sherpa Association Inc. (Sherpa Kyidug) was incorporated as a non-profit non-political corporation in accordance with New York State laws in June 1996. The association attempts to contribute the greater vision of establishing prosperous Sherpa community by creating a common platform and opportunities for preserving and promoting socio-cultural heritage and other areas of need based common interest.
The Association encourages and facilitates for active involvement of the younger generation in community activities in order to transfer the cultural norms, values, and the endemic knowledge to the future generation. The association supports all the stakeholders for developing linkages, networks, and instruments for diverse economic opportunities, awareness, and empowerment; and enhancing better mutual cooperation within the Sherpa community and other communities.
The United Sherpa Association, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.”