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

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is very pleased to congratulate Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Rep. Steven Scalise (LA-1) for assuming leadership positions in the new 116th United States Congress. Rep. Pelosi was elected as the Speaker of the House and Rep. Scalise was elected* as the Minority Whip.NIAF Board Co-Chair Patricia de Sta...

NIAF’s Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program provides all-expenses-paid, two-week tours in Italy for Italian American college students. Trip Date: June 2019. Trip Destination: NIAF’s 2019 Region of Honor. Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PT. Applicants Notified: Friday, March 1, 2019. Applicant Acceptance...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is honored to announce that The Center for American Studies awarded the Prize for American-Italian Relations (PAIR) to NIAF Board Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs Anita Bevacqua McBride today in Rome, Italy.  McBride is the Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Pat A. Cipollone, an Italian American, being appointed as White House Counsel this week. Cipollone has practiced in commercial litigation, trade regulation, health-care fraud and has experience and expertise in defending corporations. He was a former partner at the law firm Kirkland and...

Applications for NIAF scholarships are now open! Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. If you are Italian American or if you are studying Italian in college, apply today! Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Julia Streisfeld, Program Manag...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced today that its Earthquake Relief Fund will give $450,000 to the Norcia community, a town with 5,000 residents located in Umbria, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016.  NIAF is partnering with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to build a new...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) applauds the White House for posthumously awarding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. When President Reagan appointed Justice Scalia in 1986, he was the first Italian American judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court in the United States’ history and served...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces today that applications are open for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program. Now in its 19th year, this all-expenses paid cultural and educational initiative sends Italian American college students to Italy each year, to strengthen their understanding of their heritage a...

October was full of festivities and celebrations for those of Italian Heritage. The chief celebration this year was NIAF’s annual gala weekend in Washington, DC. As the National Italian American Foundation kicked off its 43rd Gala Weekend, Italian Americans from all over the country poured into the nation’s capital to take part. The weekend began w...