Non-profit membership organizations that share a vision and mission similar to ours have the opportunity to become an official NIAF affiliate and join NIAF’s family of Italian American organizations. NIAF will work directly with your organization providing dual membership, networking, special access and opportunities—without jeopardizing your group’s identity. Our goal is to strengthen the ties and build unity in the Italian American community nationwide.
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Il Circolo (Palm Beach, FL)
In January 1976, Il Circolo, The Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches was born. The founders chose the name Il Circolo, which literally means “the circle.” This expression was originally used during the Italian Renaissance to indicate an organization of scholars who gathered to cultivate the arts and literature. Il Circolo was incorporated as a nonprofit organization on April 6, 1977, and has sponsored numerous cultural and social events, directed and organized under the guidance of seven successive presidents. Italian culture is part of the mosaic of our daily lives, influencing our vision of art, beauty, fashion, design, architecture, cuisine, nature, language, poetry, philosophy, thought, opera, and music. Since the beginning, annual scholarships have been given to qualified students to study in Italy. In addition, Il Circolo has been a major supporter of Florida Atlantic University’s Italian Studies Program. It has also contributed to a program related to Italian usage in the Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Lido Civic Club (Washington, DC)
The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC was established in 1929 with the primary goal of assisting recent Italian emigrants become assimilated into the ways of American business. As Italian Americans in the Washington area have become more successful and affluent the goals of the Club have shifted towards more civic minded activities that help not only Italian Americans but the Washington Metropolitan area in general. For over 86 years the Club has brought together Washington area Italian American businessmen and professionals to enjoy not only their shared business interest but also their Italian American culture while volunteering in various philanthropic activities.
Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (Cleveland, OH)
The Foundation’s mission is to preserve and enhance our Italian culture and history; to develop unity and goodwill in our community and to support initiatives associated with the perpetuation of the Italian American heritage, culture, ideals and values. They work with business and political leaders to strengthen cultural and economic ties. They strive to educate and preserve the Italian heritage and cultural traditions. They are committed to record and preserve the contributions of the Italian heritage and culture to our society. The association seeks through its newsletter, educational programs, social activities, projects, and outreach efforts to enhance, highlight, and extend Italian history, heritage and culture.
The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society (Washington, DC)
Founded in 2000 The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society develops and promotes the cultural, social and educational heritage of the Italian regions Abruzzo and Molise and of Italy. The Society’s members, at almost 300, also seek to increase the awareness of the contributions in the fields of the arts and sciences made for the benefit of the people of the United States and the world by Italians and Italian-Americans, especially those having roots in the regions of Abruzzo and Molise. Its goal is to promote unity and a common goal – preserving the Italian heritage.
The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)
The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada is a non-profit social club that has been the hub of the Italian American community in Las Vegas for more than 50 years. Featuring a newly renovated restaurant and bar, the club always has something going on, including live musical performances, bocce tournaments and outreach events. Additionally the Club gives out a number of scholarships each year to deserving young Italian Americans, helping further the next generations of our heritage.
The Italian American Forum (Bronxville, NY)
The Italian American Forum, a network of business and community leaders, has taken its name from the place in Ancient Rome where the public met to deliberate and discuss the major issues of the day. The Forum today serves as a catalyst for the exchange of ideas on relevant contemporary issues while supporting worthwhile initiatives dedicated to promoting and preserving the Italian American heritage.
The Italian Association of Arizona (Scottsdale, AZ)
The Italian Association of Arizona is a nonpolitical membership organization open to the Italian and American Community of Arizona and to the Arizona University Students that have an interest in developing their understanding and knowledge of Italy. The IAA’s mission it to be the voice and focal point of the Italian Community of Arizona; to organize cultural, commercial and administrative Italian activities in support and to the benefit of the community; and to be the local entity that will operate in support of different initiatives requested from Italy.
The Italian Cultural and Community Center (Houston, TX)
The Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC) of Houston is a non-profit organization that was established in 1982. The organization’s purpose is to advance, celebrate and preserve the Italian culture and heritage for all Houstonians through educational, cultural and social programs, as well as, scholarships for graduating high school students. The ICCC actively serves Italians who have relocated to Houston, Americans of Italian descent, and Italophiles, who are interested in Italy and its culture.