The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2017 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces the resignation of John M. Viola, president and chief operating officer of NIAF, effective December 31, 2017. The NIAF Board has begun a search for Viola’s successor. “John Viola’s leadership of NIAF connected the successor generation with its Italian culture, heritage and values,” said NIAF...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. Organized by : IIC with NIAF & the George L. Graziadio Center, California State Long Beach. Entrance : Free On the occasion of Italian-American Heritage Month, the historian & writer Lawrence DiStasi will discuss his new...

Ferrari has announced it will build one more LaFerrari convertible – bringing the total production run for the hypercar to 210 units. The 210th LaFerrari Aperta will feature a unique livery that will be revealed during the company’s 70th Anniversary celebrations in Maranello, Italy. Only 209 LaFerrari Apertas were originally slated for production,...

In order to address this absence, NIAF has created NIAF on Campus, a NIAF Italian American Leadership Council (IALC) Fellow Program. It is our hope that this initiative will answer several important questions: How can NIAF be a resource to existing groups on campus? How can the Foundation create efficiencies, unify their efforts, and bring them tog...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on his confirmation to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the Italian Republic. “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation, we want to extend our congratulations to Lewis Eisenberg, confirmed by President Trump to serve...

Calling all photographers, amateur or professional! We are now accepting submissions to our Fifth Annual NIAF Photo Contest! Enter your photo that best captures this year’s theme: That’s Amore! Grand-prize: a Gala package for November 3-4 that includes transportation to Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations, all Gala weekend events, and two ticket...

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to John Della Fave, our Chief Financial Officer How long have you worked at NIAF? I’ve been working for NIAF since this past Decem...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Anthony Scaramucci on his appointment to be the White House communications director. “Anthony Scaramucci has been an incredible supporter of our Foundation and the Italian American community, and we are proud of his accomplishments across so many different fields,” said John M. Viola, NI...