The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Norcia’s new multi-purpose community center, a central component of the relief effort led by the Foundation in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016, is finished and now open to the public. NIAF gave $450,000 to fund the project and provi...

Calling all photographers—amateur-or professional! We are now accepting submissions to our Seventh Annual NIAF Photo Contest! Granted, this year's contest is like none before it. The pandemic has changed everything for all of us, sometimes tragically. But we're looking for uplifting images that represent your hopes and dreams during these difficult...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...

MONDAY, August 24 | 6:00 P.M. EST. NIAF Relief Efforts -- Post-Earthquake Norcia with Dr. Richard Mollica. Register here. On August 24th and October 30th in 2016, two devastating earthquakes struck Central Italy killing 297 Italian villagers, dislocating tens of thousands, and destroying areas of Norcia's ancient village. NIAF raised $450,000 throu...

In July, Charles Geno Marsala, the President of the American Italian Federation of the Southeast and a District National Vice-President the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), was one of eight chosen for the 2020 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grants.   The program was started by Anthony and Joseph Russo who have a cinematic r...

Join Us Virtually WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 | 6:30 P.M. EST. Examining Christopher Columbus: Truths and Myths. With Professor Emerita Carol Delaney. REGISTER. Not able to join us on Zoom, but want to tune in? All free NIAF virtual events will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live and posted on NIAF's Youtube page approximately one business day aft...

On April 1, 2020 The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Committee, along with its sponsors, the National Italian American Foundation and Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), announced the postponement of the naming of the 2020 grant award recipients due to the health concerns relating to the coronavirus. The committee has decided t...

Learn tools to overcome fear and anxiety during the pandemic by joining us for this informative and uplifting webinar with Dr. John Rosa and Dr. Angelo Falcone. Thought leaders and experts in integrative medicine for more than 25 years, Dr. Rosa and Dr. Falcone have teamed up during the pandemic to combat the spread of misinformation and to help ed...

Join Us Virtually THURSDAY, JULY 23 | 6:00 P.M. EST. University of Maryland – NIAF Ernest L. Pellegri Series: Constantino Brumidi's Roman-Influenced Frescoes in the U.S. Capitol - with Elise A. Friedland. REGISTER As proud Italian Americans, we all know that Italy has made a tremendous impact on the art and architecture of the United States, partic...

Giovanni (John) Carmine Santoro (1921-2002), was from Providence, RI, and fought in the Navy during WWII. He was a Seaman First Class stationed on the USS Biscayne during the amphibious invasion of Italy and he was presented with the Navy and Marine Corp Medal for Bravery by the President of the United States. “The President of the United States of...