Serving Pacific Islanders Throughout Northern California
Since 2004, Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association (PICA) has awarded $52,000 to students who have shown a desire to further their education. We are pleased and proud to encourage our young people to strive for the highest and not settle for less.
PICA has also chosen to offer grants or sponsorships to organizations that show an effort to follow the guidelines we have developed to perpetuate the cultures we represent. In 2014 we awarded an additional $17,000 in grants to worthy organizations.
Here's a list of successful PICA grant projects:
Hokule'a arrival in San Francisco
Halau & outrigger canoe club grants
Healing pole project; one pole went to the Bronx Zoo
VAKA voyaging flotilla
Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association (NCOCA) world sprint championships
PICA offers these grants to organizations that perpetuate the cultures we represent.
PICA's total philanthropic grants and scholarship awards through 2020
These funds are derived from any revenue we may see from the generosity of the general public who attend and donate to our organization at the Bay Area Aloha Festival.
The true spirit of Aloha is the driving force that makes this festival a success. With the continuing support of those who attend this festival, along with our generous sponsors and advertisers, PICA will continue to support your communities and your children.
Visit the PICA Scholarships page to apply for an educational scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year!