Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity

Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island & Vicinity

Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Filipino Residents of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity.

A 501c3 Non-profit serving its members and the community since 1990.

Our Mission

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To practice and preserve our culture, customs and traditions and to share these with our community. We support other non-profits and individuals through volunteerism. We strive to encourage and bestow these values to our families and friends for continued support of the greater community.

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Our Community

Strawberry Festival

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Filipino Community History on Bainbridge Island

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.

Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island
Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island

Filipino American Community Hall

National Historic Site

The Filipino American Community Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic sites and is said to be the oldest formation of its type in the country. 8.1 acres of the original parcel of land was sold to the US Government to facilitate an Army NIKE anti-aircraft missle battery.  The land was later surplused and acquired to form Strawberry Hill Park.

The Filipino Community Hall is a favorite gathering place for celebrations of all types. Establised in 1943 the “Hall” has been a location to convene for decades of Islanders. The hall is open to the public, and has hosted everything from weddings and funerals to Class Reunions and Rummage sales.  Community groups such as Weight Watchers, Bainbridge In Bloom, and Studio Tours have regularly used the Hall for their weekly and annual events.

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Thank You to our Generous Sponsors and Partner Organizations!

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