In just the last week the numbers of those afflicted by COVID-19 have increased dramatically both here and in Italy. The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) goal at this unprecedented time in our country’s history is to connect and help our Italian American community here in the United States while we work with those who can help the peop...

On the occasion of the 159th anniversary of Italian Unity, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) stands in solidarity with Italy as the country combats the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Currently as the second country in the world to have the most reported cases, the world is closely watching what is happening in Italy as well a...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will suspend its public events now through June. As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increase day after day, it is crucial that the Foundation follows the guidelines issued by Government Authorities that non-essential mass gatherings should be postponed or cancelled. “For the safety of our guests and memb...

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you about the death of NIAF Chair Gabriel A. Battista on Monday, January 27. Our NIAF family is so very saddened by this loss and I know you join me in prayers for Gabe and his family. Information regarding the memorial service will be announced shortly. Sincerely, Patricia de Stacy Harrison NIAF Chair

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Now in its fourth year, the program annually awards multiple $8,000 grants to ambitious f...

Nicole Romano is a designer, businesswoman and fearless. Stack up the accomplishments. She is everywhere. From fashion week in NYC to appearing on GoLocal LIVE to developing new designs, Romano is a whirlwind of creative energy. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Romano forged ahead by launching her own multidimensional brand with the enc...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) invites college students to apply to the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia's Voyage of Discovery program—an all-expenses paid trip to Italy for Italian American college students! Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time of travel (May 2020); enrolled in a college or university for the...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 scholarship program. Over the past 44 years, NIAF’s scholarship program has grown to offer 29 different scholarships with various criteria ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, me...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces its support of #AmericaLovesVenice, a fundraising initiative to aid Venice’s recovery from recent flooding, organized by the Embassy of Italy and Save Venice, an American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice.  From November 12-17, Venice experienced...

From the 12th to the 17th of November, Venice was devastated by severe weather. Flooding in the city reached an unprecedented level. The people of Venice, its artistic and cultural heritage and its businesses have been severely affected. The Government of Italy has declared a state of emergency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International...