The NIAF is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and operates as a service organization.  Its mission and objectives include:


*Celebrating, promoting and preserving Italian culture and heritage in Collier County by:


  • Sponsoring  annual & periodic events of importance to the Italian American community and to the community at large.

  • Encouraging, promoting and sponsoring Italian language studies.

  • Enhancing educational excellence among Italian American students.

  • Assisting, supporting and providing funding to various community non-profit organizations.

  • Participating in and providing annual funding to support Special Olympics and several children charities.