Please browse our alphabetized list of organization acronyms. If you don't find the acronym you're looking for, you may want to try searching Google by typing in the acronym plus "stands for." So, for instance, if you wanted to know the meaning of WIPO, you'd type in "WIPO stands for." This simple phrasing has turned up many hard to find acronyms that are now categorized on this web site.

4H - Head, Heart, Hands, Health
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
ABC - Always Buy Colorado
ACL - American Consultants League
ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
ADA - American Dental Association
ADF - Alliance Defense Fund
AFC - Ambassadors for Christ
APS - Apostrophe Protection Society
APWG - Anti-Phishing Working Group
AWAI - American Writers and Artists Institute
BBB - Better Business Bureau
CAA - Canadian Auto Association
CAP - Civil Air Patrol
CARA - The Classification and Rating Administration (see
CJA - Canadian Jewelers Association
COMPA - Conference of Minority Public Administrators
DAN - Divers Alert Network
DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution
DMA - Direct Marketing Association
DMEF - Direct Marketing Educational Foundation
FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FRC - Family Research Council
GUE - Global Underwater Explorers
HSLDA - Home School Legal Defense Association
IAHBE - International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs
IANTD - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers
IOC - International Olympic Committee
IPA - International Paruresis Association
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
KKK - Klu Klux Klan
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MOPS - Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
NABET - National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
NBA - National Business Association
NEA - National Education Association
NIFL - National Institute for Literacy
NRA - National Rifle Association
NUMA - National Underwater and Marine Agency (founded by author Clive Cussler)
OECD - Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development
OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors
PEAH - Parents Educating at Home
PK - Promise Keepers
RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America OR Rural Internet Access Authority
SWEPA - Subscription Website Publishers' Association
TNL - The Next Level
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation
WQA - Water Quality Association
WWF - World Wildlife Fund
YFC - Youth for Christ
YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association
YOF - Youth Outdoors Foundation
YWAM - Youth With A Mission