NIAC came in to existence in the summer of 2010 as an informal group of individuals joining hands to promote causes important to Indian Americans.
NIAC was formerly organized into two Not for profit, Illinois corporation in the fall of 2012:
1. National Indian American Public Policy Institue (NIAPPI) engaged primarily in research and educational activities. IRS C3 status is expected to be granted soon.
2. Indian Americans for Freedom (IAFF) engaged in "social welfare" activities as defined by IRS for a C4 Not for Profit corporation.