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NIAF Grants and Sponsorships

About NIAF Grants

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

Financial support ranging $2,500-$10,000 is available to non-profit organizations and educational institutions that will be executing an event or completing an educational project that directly supports and advances NIAF’s mission as a national organization.



To apply for a NIAF grant or event sponsorship

Applicants must…

  • Have an active NIAF Membership at the Silver Membership level or above
  • Apply on behalf of a non-profit or educational organization. Requests from individuals or for-profit institutions will not be considered.
  • Submit funding requests for projects that have not previously been denied.

* Personal projects, education or personal development expenses, and travel expenses are not eligible for consideration. Students looking for financial support for their education should refer to NIAF’s Scholarship page.

How to Apply

To apply for the NIAF Grants and Sponsorship Program, please submit a typed and completed grant application to 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).

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

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024