President's Message

Why the Naples Italian American Foundation?


In 2019 the Naples Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrated 50 years of American/Italian Heritage in Naples, Florida. It started as a club where Italian Families came together to socialize, break bread and play Bocce, Mah Jongg or Cards. Our membership is open to all residents of Collier County who have an interest in Italian Culture, Cuisine, Language, Art and warm fellowship regardless of ethnic background.


The Foundation, like all local institutions, has suffered financially during this pandemic. While we support Local and National Charities through special fund raising events, our capacity for sponsorship to charities has been restricted. We welcome and encourage both individual and corporate participation in our Development efforts. Donations are always welcome through our website:


NIAF has a full calendar of events that will keep you busy during (what Naples residents refer to as) “The Season”. The Wednesday Social Dinners have card playing, bingo and Mah Jongg. Our men and women will be now playing Bocce on Thursday Evenings.


Stop by and visit. Attend a Wednesday Social Dance, or a Dinner Dance, participate in Bocce or watch our Special Olympians train. You will receive great enjoyment and find a home away from home.


On behalf of all our family members, we look forward to seeing and meeting you at our events.


George Giunta,


Board of Directors