NIAF Grants and Sponsorships

What Are 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 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 financial support for their education should refer to NIAF’s Scholarship Overview page.

How to Apply

To apply for a NIAF grant or event sponsorship, all interested parties must be an active member of NIAF at the Galileo Club level or above and submit a typed and completed grant application to for consideration. Download the application here:

Application Deadlines

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 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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

Have additional questions? Visit our FAQs page.