NIAF Grants and Sponsorships

The National Italian American Foundation’s mission is to promote and protect the Italian American Heritage.  To support this overarching mission, NIAF’s goal is to play an active role in the sponsorship of Italian and Italian American related projects and events through the Foundation’s Grants and Sponsorship Program.

Financial support is available to organizations and educational institutions that  will be executing an event or completing a project that directly support and advance NIAF’s mission as a national organization.  Please be aware that funding requests for personal projects and travel expenses are not eligible for NIAF’s Grant and Sponsorship Program. Students looking for educational financial support should refer to NIAF’s Scholarship Overview page

To apply for a NIAF grant or event sponsorship, all interested parties must have an active NIAF membership and submit a typed and completed grant application to for consideration. To download the application, please CLICK HERE.

Proposals are reviewed by the NIAF Grants and Sponsorship Committee on a quarterly basis and must be received by the dates listed below at 11:59 pm (ET).

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Funding decisions will be communicated to prospective grantees approximately two weeks after the proposal deadlines.