The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Scholarship Program. Over the past 45 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, m...

Despite the support the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) gave this year to the Italian American community, the pandemic is not over and our work is not done. If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help NIAF continue serving our community during these difficult and uncertain times. Donate here.  Your tax-dedu...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that former NIAF Board Member John F. Scarpa has donated a $15 million gift through his namesake foundation to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, which will launch a new phase of entrepreneurship initiatives and scholarship. “John Scarpa is one of America’s leadi...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting essays for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has worked with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students throughout the United Stat...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Biden is set to become the first Italian American First Lady in United States history. NIAF Chairman The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison said, “Dr. Biden’s strong connection to her Italian American heritage and dedication to education aligns with NIAF’s m...

Calling all high school students! NIAF is now accepting submissions for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Three outstanding essays will be chosen from the submissions to win a cash prize; the first-place winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to read his or her essay at the Columbus Day event in Washington, D.C....

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The evening comprises a robust and special program, including the Foundation presenting Dr. Fauci with NIAF’s 2020 Le...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns and sends its deepest condolences to the family of former U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia who passed away today. Ambassador Secchia was a dear friend and generous benefactor of the Foundation, who established NIAF’s signature Voyage of Discovery program. “Ambassador Peter Secchia served this c...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will be presented with NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science live during the G...