The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the creation of the NIAF DiLella Fellows Program, an all-expenses-paid, weeklong strategic business and political tour of Italy for outstanding young Italian American and Italophile professionals between the ages of 25-40. The inaugural NIAF DiLella Fellows Program will take place...

Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

A 19-year-long embrace can only be emotional, and the one that the Italian community in New York wanted to reserve for the National Team could not have been more intense. From Newark, the Azzurri delegation reached Spring Place, an elegant venue in Manhattan, where NIAF hosted about 1,000 Italians for a cocktail reception between the Italian-Americ...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and acclaimed Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis are now accepting applications for the inaugural NIAF/De Laurentiis Film Prizes. Established in 2023, this annual grant program provides critical funding and mentorship opportunities to emerging filmmakers looking to tell compelling stories about It...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce Friuli Venezia Giulia as its designated Region of Honor for 2024. This picturesque area in northeastern Italy borders Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea and is renowned for its stunning Alpine landscape, seaports, medieval villages, prosciutto di San Daniele, Montasio cheese...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has launched an international fundraising campaign for the creation of the Artisan Academy of Nativity Art in San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy. This new academy will teach the centuries-old artistic tradition of handcrafting Neapolitan nativity scenes, preserving an iconic part of Italian cultural...

Join Us on Zoom. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 4:00 PM (EST) The Italian Consulate in Detroit and the Dante Alighieri Michigan Chapter are delighted to announce the upcoming event on Zoom, “The Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence: an Enlightening Dialogue Between Italy and the USA.” Reservation is required – Please register here. The event is part of...

On the evening of November 1st, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations hosted a NIAF Welcome Reception to celebrate NIAF’s official recognition as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). NIAF is proud to be among the first Italian American org...

Dear friends, What a month! So many things, so many friends, so many events! It always happens in October, but this year has been extraordinary! It actually started at the end of September, when in Florence I had the honor of representing We the Italians and the Italian American community at the Made in Italy event organized by Maurizio Mancianti,...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has signed an agreement with Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) to collaborate on the promotion of roots tourism initiatives in America. The partnership aims to encourage Americans of Italian descent to visit the hometowns of their ancestors and connect with thei...