The National Italian American Foundation
(NIAF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel and mentoring.
NIAF is also the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C., and works closely with the Italian American Congressional Delegation
and the White House
. NIAF’s mission includes advancing U.S. – Italy business, political and cultural relations. The Foundation also offers a business council that promotes networking with corporate leaders.
Through its many programs, NIAF:<br />• Provides scholarships and grants to Italian Americans nationwide<br />• Helps young Italian Americans with their educations and careers <br />• Works closely with Congress and the White House to promote the appointment of Italian Americans in government <br />• Encourages the teaching of Italian language and culture in U.S. schools <br />• Monitors the portrayal of Italian Americans by the news and entertainments industries <br />• Strengthens cultural and economic ties between Italy and the United States.
Every year, NIAF honors outstanding Italians and Italian Americans at its National Convention and Gala Weekend, which culminates with an annual Anniversary Gala Dinner. This event draws nearly 3,000 people from the United States and abroad... Read More