National Italian American Foundation
Founded in 1975, in order to provide the nation's growing Italian American community with an organized voice in Washington, DC, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel and mentoring.
NIAF is also the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, DC and works closely with the Italian Embassy, Italian American Congressional Delegation and the White House. NIAF’s mission includes advancing US – Italy business, political, and cultural relations and has a business council that promotes networking with corporate leaders.