BICF seeks 2018 beneficiaries

The 7th annual Big Island Chocolate Festival invites nonprofit organizations to apply as a beneficiary of the April 2018 event to be held at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The festival annually awards nonprofits a portion of event proceeds. Last year $17,500 was given to four beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries should be associated with culinary education, cacao farming/education, local chocolate, farming or sustainability. Awards will be given ranging from $500-$6,000, and beneficiaries are expected to provide volunteers and support event execution.

Visit for application details. The deadline to enter is Jan. 12, 2018. Beneficiaries will be selected and notified by Jan. 31.