Mission and History

Philippine International Aid was established in 1986 to provide assistance to disadvantaged Filipino youth in the Philippines and the United States. PIA is a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

PIA is one of the oldest tax-exempt organizations in the U.S. focused on the Filipino community.

PIA’s core programs provide educational assistance to more children in the Philippines than any other U.S.-based charity. Annually, we provide aid to more than 2,500 students.

An all-volunteer organization, a hallmark of PIA’s governance is transparency and accountability to the community and especially to its donors.

Board of Directors


For most recent independent financial audit, please e-mail us at [email protected].

Philippine International Aid makes grants to foreign organizations maintaining records that show PIA controls the distribution of the funds in accordance with IRS requirements and ensuring compliance with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.

Philippine International Aid does not discriminate against any person(s) or group(s) on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.