National Italian American Foundation

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National Italian American Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C..

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. It was founded in 1975 by Jeno Paulucci. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel and mentoring.

In 2011, president elected of USA Barack Obama, attended NIAF's Gala to acknowledge the contribution of Italian-Americans in the growth of the country.[1]

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.

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