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...

Join the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation for Highmark’s Italian StrEAT Festival, taking place in Pittsburgh, July 8-9. The festival, which is sponsored by NIAF, will include streets of Italian food vendors, eating contests, stage performances, cooking demonstrations, bocce and more! For more information, go to: https://www.hig...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the sudden passing of Alfred Rotondaro, the former executive director of NIAF, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a leading figure in the Italian American community. “On behalf of our Board of Directors and our entire NIAF family, I can say this is a loss that is being felt...

U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas and the leadership at the National Italian American Foundation announced that John Bellotti, of Acton, a student at Adelphi University, received a travel award through NIAF. Bellotti is one of 20 college students from across the nation who will participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its Fulbright-Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship in Criminology for 2018-2019. In its third year, this collaborative scholarship program, formed in cooperation with the Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone and the Fulbright Program in Italy, provides funding for o...

Congratulations to the 2017 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, announced the winners of a total on $60,000 in scholarships at the Sixth Annual Scholarship Awards Presentations held at the Italian Embassy. The scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bagileo, Ethan Casse...

Una delegazione del Niaf, National Italian American Foundation, è stata accolta nel fine settimana appena trascorso a Giardini Naxos e a Taormina. Nell’occasione è arrivato in zona John Viola presidente del Niaf, ed era presente Alessandro Ferrara dirigente generale alle Attività Produttive della Regione Siciliana, Giuseppe Lombardo presidente del...

Italy and the United States share a long history mutual influence and support. From Filippo Mazzei, who influenced Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on liberty and democracy, to the vast influx of Italian immigrants who contributed to American culture, to modern Italy’s role as one of the U.S.’s most important allies, Italy and the U.S. have a longstanding...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) extends its sincere thoughts and prayers for speedy recoveries to the victims of today’s senseless attack on the Republican Party’s congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Among the injured was Representative Steve Scalise, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip and Representative for...

Hello all and Happy Spring! I am excited to announce that I have been cast in a film underwritten by the incredibly successful Italian-American Hollywood Producers, the Russo Brothers (Captain America/Marvel) thru a NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) grant!!    Most of you don't know that my original dream was to be an actress and that I g...