Our Supporters


AWB_grantee2We are thrilled to announce we are a grantee of Awesome Without Borders! A chapter of the Awesome Foundation, AWB gives $1,000 nostrings-attached weekly grants to awesome initiatives worldwide. To learn more about their work, click here.

Pinoy Jazz and Blues. We love these guys!

HippiesSurfShopLocated in General Luna, Siargao Island Philippines, “Wilmar” manages our surfboard borrowing program. Visiting Philippines and want to learn to surf? Hippies has you covered from beginner to advanced.

SF Smiles is an organization supporting other organizations in the SF Bay Area. They have come up with donated surfboards and art for us.

Fine handmade wines by our friend Iain Boltin. Iain has supported us by providing numerous cases of wine for our fundraisers. The buyers are happy with the quality wine they get.

We met Rerip and Reuse while tabling at the RipCurl Pro Search 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Since then, they have donated loads of surfboards to Balikbayod and we thank them for their continued support!

NorCal surfshop has given Balikbayod generous discounts on repair supplies as well as donating some beater boards for our surf program.

Aqua Surfshop has supported us with generous discounts on repair supplies and wax. They also donate clothing to send to our Philippines youth programs. Check em out.

A Long time San Francisco Local, WISE Surfshop has donated prizes for our fundraising raffle at the annual Kelly’s Cove Reunion.

Located in San Jose, CA, Ohana Boardshop supported us on our first Balikbayod trip in 2008 by providing discounts for wax and tons of stickers.


Thank you to Billabong USA marketing department for their donation of grom wear for our after-school surf program kids in Burgos, Siargao.

Broprints has donated printed T-shirts and hats. They are located in Santa Cruz, CA

The Santa Cruz Longboard Union provided us with lots of goodies to gift to our program volunteers and kids in Balikbayod such as t-shirts, hats, shorts & stickers!

Atthowe Fine Art Packing helped us with our recent surfboard shipment by generously donating plenty of packing supplies and giving pointers on wrapping and protecting the fins that were glassed onto some of our boards (non-removable fins).

Bayani Art, products that create awareness. Bayani has continually donated artwork for our art sale fundraisers. Thank you Bayani Arts!

Tropical island fleece wear by Arlene Kato, for ‘Hawaiian Island Warmth…all da time!’

For your travels off the beaten path.

Hawaiian style paintings, woodcarvings and other products by Joel P. Heinz, Sr.

Floating eyewear for when you’re in the water.

Paintings incorporating the ancient scripts of the Philippines and other musings.

New York city based photographer originally from Honolulu.

Exquisite doesn’t have to be expensive. Jewelry by Shaina Tantuico.

Handcrafted accessories by Queen Swaggerly.

Tropical bath & body. All natural ingredients with the freshest aloha scents!


Siargao Masaya is a Swiss non-profit sponsoring college tuition and have extended their scholarships to our Balikbayod participants in the General Luna area. Contact lynnbryant@gmail.com to apply for college sponsorship.

Girlpower! The Wahines have been supporting Balikbayod by helping us repair surfboards and fundraising for our needed supplies such as surfboard leashes. They firmly believe in empowering young girls to change the world.

Bayanihan Community Center hosted our 2nd fundraiser event. Home to a neighborhood of Filipinos living in San Francisco, Bayanihan has become the hub of activity servicing the Fil-AM community in the SOMA district of San Francisco.

Manilatown hosted our very first fundraiser event. Their roots run deep for Filipinos in San Francisco as they continue to support affordable housing for seniors and hold many art and cultural events. Visit their center in the area that was once known as Manilatown to the Manong generation of SF Fil-Ams.

Filipino vegan food restaurant in Oakland, thank you to No Worries for collaborating on our fundraiser event. If you haven’t tried filipino vegan food, you’re in for a treat.

In Siargao, stay and visit our surfboard librarians whose efforts keep our program kids surfing!

A roving food venture serving up ‘Modern Organic Filipino Cuisine.’ (Not your ordinary roach coach by any means.) Visit their website to find out where they will be next or better yet, follow them on Twitter. After looking at the photos, you will be hungry!

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