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 is available to 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 be an active member of NIAF at the Galileo Club level or above. Please be aware that funding requests that have previously been denied, personal projects, education or personal development expenses, and travel expenses are not eligible for consideration. Filmmakers looking for financial support should refer to NIAF’s Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grant page and 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 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023