Seeking 2020 Beneficiaries


KOHALA COAST, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The ninth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival invites Hawai‘i non-profit organizations to apply as a beneficiary of the 2020 event held May 1-2 at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. The festival annually awards non-profits a portion of event proceeds.  

Though not required, it is preferred prospective beneficiaries be associated with culinary/agriculture education, local cacao and chocolate production, or food sustainability. Awards will be given ranging from $500 to $6,000 and beneficiaries are required to provide volunteers and support event execution.

Visit for details; the deadline to enter is January 24, 2020. Beneficiaries will be selected and notified by February 15, 2020.

The Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. (KCA). The mission and goal of KCA is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts.