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...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces that applications opened today for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. Now in its 20th year, this all-expenses paid cultural and educational initiative sends Italian American college students to Italy annually, to strengthen their understanding of their heritage and...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Things are going great here at We the Italians: another month full of wonderful things happened and news to be announced. Last October 25th I had the pleasure to participate in the presentation of the Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2019. Once again Delfina Licata and her team have put together an e...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti Armando Varricchio ha ricevuto il premio NIAF Leonardo da Vinci quale riconoscimento del suo impegno e lavoro per rafforzare i rapporti di amicizia tra Italia e Stati Uniti. Il premio è stato conferito all’Ambasciatore nel corso della serata inaugurale che precede il tradizionale Gala annuale della National...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Medicine, Media, and Patients: A New Professional Language, presented by Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), will convene on Saturday, November 2, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel as part of the NIAF 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. The conference will i...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) strongly opposes the District of Columbia City Council’s emergency action to replace Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. NIAF remains committed to supporting both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day as their own separate holidays. The City Council fast-tracked the legisla...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) urges the District of Columbia City Council to reconsider changing Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. The City Council has fast-tracked the legislation and will consider this bill at its meeting this morning, October 8, at 10 a.m. NIAF’s statement regarding the Christopher Colu...