The Anthony Campitelli Endowed Fund
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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting grant proposals for its latest endowment, the Anthony Campitelli Endowed Fund.

The Fund will support various humanitarian and community projects in and around Mr. Campitelli's birthplace, Castel Frentano (CH) in Abruzzo, Italy. These will include schools, churches, and eldercare facilities. Applications for scholarships for residents of Castel Frentano and the Chieti province will also be accepted. Grant recipients will be selected based on need and merit.

"This Fund will continue Anthony Campitelli's legacy of helping those in need, and will fulfil the life-long dream of this very special man," NIAF Chairman Joseph Del Raso said.

Mr. Campitelli immigrated to the United States with his mother and sister in 1928, joining his father here. Subsequently, he rose to prominence as an architect and builder in the Washington, D.C. area, but always maintained strong ties to Castel Frentano, providing financial support to many of its local institutions.

To submit a proposal, email:

Application deadline: June 30, 2011

Past Projects Funded

NIAF is pleased to announce that the Anthony Campitelli Endowed Fund has awarded its 2007 grants to three worthy organizations in Castel Frentano, Abruzzo, Italy. They are:

  • The Church of the Madonna Del Rosario
    An award has been approved for the Church of the Madonna Del Rosario of Castel Frentano to aid restoration of the church’s interior.

  • L'Associazione Nazaionnale Famiglie di Disabili Intelletive e Relazionali
    A grant has been awarded to ANFAS, an organization that serves 60 families who have family members with motor, intellectual and social disabilities.

  • Fraternitas-Centro Residenziale per Anziani
    Last year’s recipient of the Campitelli Grant (an eldercare facility) has received additional funding this year to build an orto – an elevated vegetable garden.

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