Filipinos on Bainbridge Island have been engaging in Community support since their arrival in the 1930’s. At the time of the Japanese internment, many Filipino farmhands cared for the property and harvests of those taken from their home. Upon their return, many Japanese landowners offered parcels of property to the Filipinos as a show of appreciation.
The Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island & Vicinity is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization (Fil-Am)
The Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island & Vicinity (Fil-Am) is a non profit 501c3 organization located on Bainbridge Island. Fil-Am has partnered on numerous occasions with Fil-Am Kitsap, Filipino Womens Club of Kitsap, the Suquamish Tribe and recently the National Society of Filipino American History. The unique history of Filipinos in the Pacific Northwest has garnered national attention.