“The mission of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States is to be the national voice that advocates for and promotes the advancement of the

Portuguese-American community economically, professionally, culturally and politically.”

PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the IRS tax code incorporated in the District of Columbia.
PALCUS has earned the 2021 Gold GuideStarUSA Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency
Visit our profile HERE.  

Let's go to Portugal!


PALCUS is excited to partner with Sagres Vacations on a private tour to

mainland Portugal that will feature unique experiences and special events.

This tour will serve as a fundraiser for PALCUS and will include:

  • Private Fado concert in Lisbon

  • 10 nights of hotel at some of the best hotels

  • 20 Meals

  • Tours to 8 cities and regions


If you have family or friends who are wanting to experience Portugal for

the first time, this is the perfect trip to introduce them to our magnificent country!

Reserve your spot now as space is LIMITED. COVID safety protocols will be observed throughout the entire trip.


Click here to see details on the full itinerary. 


We look forward to being with you in Portugal!


It's Giving Tuesday!!

This year, PALCUS is raising funds for our scholarship program. Every year, PALCUS awards scholarships to students of Portuguese descent enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. These scholarships are a valuable community based resource for many students who use them for tuition, books and fees associated with obtaining their degrees of higher learning.

We have set a fundraising goal of $5,000 which will provide scholarships for 5 students in 2022.

Please consider donating towards this cause. All donations are tax-deductible.


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We are happy to announce that our Portuguese wine importer friend and PALCUS supporter, Rachel Farah, has expanded her online Portuguese boutique and has rebranded her business to Farah Trading Co, adding new artisan Portuguese wineries, food producers, Portuguese recipes and immersive travel opportunities. 

Farah is working with Palcus to help fundraise and is donating a percentage of any sale made through this link

 https://rachelfarah.com/discount/PALCUS back to PALCUS.  


Help us support this blending of cultures, stories, and connection - with its origins in Portugal - that is at the heart of Farah Trading Co. 



COVID - 19

We are dealing with an unprecedented international epidemic. 

In spite of the challenges facing us, we have always been

resourceful and resilient as Portuguese Americans and there

is no doubt that we will be this time as well.  Even though

staying safe during the Coronavirus crisis is of primary concern,

we can and should continue on as best we can.  


PALCUS has launched a few initiatives to help support our community in various ways with the #SupportPortugueseBusiness and #PortugueseHeroes campaigns. 


Our newest initiative is aimed at helping the elderly in our community - #SupportOurElders.  We have partnered with several Portuguese-American organizations who are already doing amazing work to help our elders, and we want to support these efforts. Below are several ways you can help, including:

  • Sending cards and messages of support

  • Sponsoring a meal (or meals) for the elderly

  • Donating a device to enable video chats

  • Delivering activity sheets to the elderly

Join us and help support these organizations who are supporting our elders!! Read more here: https://conta.cc/2VDzWyH




Please visit the PALCUS website for more information about resources and other programs:  https://www.palcus.org/covid-19

PALCUS National
Scholarship CLOSED

Alexandre António DaCosta Simões Scholarship

Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, will be acknowledged and the family will be notified.

Give by PayPal or credit card HERE

or mail a check to

PALCUS, 9255 Center St., Ste. 404, Manassas, VA 20110

with "Alexandre Scholarship" on memo line.

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