An Comunn Gaidhealach - America, Inc. (ACGA) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that strives to promote and preserve the Scottish Gaelic language and culture through fostering and supporting Gaelic language study and fluency in the spoken Gaelic, as well as interest in Gaelic literature, songs, music, art, and history in the United States, Canada, and Scotland. Incorporated in 1984, ACGA's membership includes Gaelic enthusiasts primarily in the U.S., but also in Canada, Scotland, and Australia. ACGA supports the learning efforts of its members, tracks existing classes currently offered, and yearly funds a competitive scholarship to a week-long Gaelic immersion session in Nova Scotia. ACGA maintains links with similar organizations dedicated to the same goals, and provides small grants to groups that offer quality Gaelic language instructions to children of all ages and Gaelic language learning opportunities in the last strongholds of the Gaidhealtachd.
The Scottish Gaelic Learners Association is a volunteer learners group located in the S.F. Bay Area, that offers classes in beginning Scottish Gaelic, and hosts Gaelic informational tables at the two major Scottish Games in Northern California. In addition, we host our web site, which is designed for beginning to intermediate level learners, and specifically geared to the learner who must function without benefit of a teacher, or who may wish to set up a collaborative study group.