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Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF)

About the Sons of Italy Foundation®

The Sons of Italy Foundation® is the philanthropic force empowering culture, fostering brilliance, transforming lives. Through charitable giving and visionary projects, we uplift communities and shape a future of opportunity, unity, and enduring impact.

Philanthropic Efforts

Sons of Italy Triumphant Journey Video View video

Seize the Future: View video

2018 HOMH: View video

2018 Scholarship Recipients: View video

2019 HOMH: View video

2019 Scholarship Recipients: View video

Andrea Bocelli Foundation: View video

2021 HOMH: View video

Other Special Projects:

View a list of current projects.


The SIF’s main fund-raising vehicle is its annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in Washington, D.C. The gala raises money for the foundation’s many worthy charitable causes, honors its scholarship winners, and acknowledges community leaders with award presentations.

The SIF also runs fund-raising campaigns on a continual basis, for example campaigns that support the SIF’s three national beneficiaries – the Alzheimer’s Association, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the Doug Flutie Jr., Foundation for Autism. In addition, the Foundation establishes campaigns when needed in response to crisis or special fund-raising needs, such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, L’Aquila earthquake and Asian tsunami relief efforts, and the establishment of tributes to 9/11, World War II and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Donation Transparency

It is important for our donors to have easy access to our financial reports to help determine if the organization is managing its financial resources well. Please find our most recent forms below.

IRS 990 Form

SIF Audit


Business Directory

We are proud to spotlight the many businesses who support our efforts, and many of these companies offer perks and discounts to our members!

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