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...

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 | 12:00 P.M. EST. Registration fee: $25. Register here. Join NIAF and award-winning journalist Ali Rogin to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The program will be an engaging discussion around Rogin's new book Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss: 30 Powerful Stories, which brings together an all-star support and recovery team to...

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 7:00 P.M. EST (register here for part 1) AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 7:00 P.M. EST (register here for part 2). During this two-part series, we will celebrate the city of myth, mystery, and majesty that has captured the imagination of dreamers and travelers alike for hundreds of years. Registration fee: $25 per session. Jo...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Norcia’s new multi-purpose community center, a central component of the relief effort led by the Foundation in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016, is finished and now open to the public. NIAF gave $450,000 to fund the project and provi...

Calling all photographers—amateur-or professional! We are now accepting submissions to our Seventh Annual NIAF Photo Contest! Granted, this year's contest is like none before it. The pandemic has changed everything for all of us, sometimes tragically. But we're looking for uplifting images that represent your hopes and dreams during these difficult...

A documentary project about the World Series of Bocce Documentary has been awarded a production grant from The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. This grant is on behalf of the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. For those that don't know, The Russo brothers directed the Captain America and A...

MONDAY, August 24 | 6:00 P.M. EST. NIAF Relief Efforts -- Post-Earthquake Norcia with Dr. Richard Mollica. Register here. On August 24th and October 30th in 2016, two devastating earthquakes struck Central Italy killing 297 Italian villagers, dislocating tens of thousands, and destroying areas of Norcia's ancient village. NIAF raised $450,000 throu...

In July, Charles Geno Marsala, the President of the American Italian Federation of the Southeast and a District National Vice-President the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), was one of eight chosen for the 2020 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grants.   The program was started by Anthony and Joseph Russo who have a cinematic r...

Join Us Virtually WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 | 6:30 P.M. EST. Examining Christopher Columbus: Truths and Myths. With Professor Emerita Carol Delaney. REGISTER. Not able to join us on Zoom, but want to tune in? All free NIAF virtual events will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live and posted on NIAF's Youtube page approximately one business day aft...

On April 1, 2020 The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Committee, along with its sponsors, the National Italian American Foundation and Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), announced the postponement of the naming of the 2020 grant award recipients due to the health concerns relating to the coronavirus. The committee has decided t...