Despite the numerous contributions of Italian-Americans throughout the history of the United States, it can be easy to forget the pivotal contributions of these individuals to our collective history.
Therefore it is the role of Italian-American organizations to preserve and promote the role that our ancestors played in forming this great nation. From sciences to the arts to politics to sports, Italian-American figures have played prominently in creating a country that is the model of achievement for the whole world in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Italian-American organizations take different forms, and each has their own specific agenda. Some are devoted to maintaining the language, some are passionate about celebrating artistic achievements, while others merely want to remind us of our roots and collective histories.
Below are some popular Italian-American organizations, in no particular order, along with their website addresses.
Italian-American Organizations, Societies and Foundations
- National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) – https://www.niaf.org/
- Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) – https://www.osia.org/
- Italian American Museum – https://www.italianamericanmuseum.org/
- Italian Folk Art Federation of America – https://www.ifafa.us/https://www.ifafa.us/
- Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition – https://www.iaovc.org/
- National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame – https://www.niashf.org/
- Columbus Citizens Foundation – https://www.columbuscitizens.org/
- Italian American Writers Association – https://www.iawa.net/
- Italian American Association of Arizona – https://www.italianassociation.org/
- Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd. – https://www.fiaobrooklyn.org/
- National Organization of Italian American Women – https://www.noiaw.org/
- The National Italian American Foundation for the Arts – https://niaf-arts.org/
- The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations – https://www.copmiae.org/
- UNICO National – https://www.unico.org/
- Italian American Police Society of New Jersey – https://www.iapsnj.org/
- The Italian American Chamber of Commerce – https://www.italchamber.org/
- The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC – https://italianculturalsociety.org/
- The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada – https://iacvegas.com/
- The Calabria Club of Chicago – https://www.calabriaclub.com/
- The American Italian Heritage Association and Museum – https://www.americanitalianmuseum.org/
- The Sicilian Cultural Association of America – https://www.scausa.org/
- Fra Noi – https://franoi.com/
- We the Italians – https://www.wetheitalians.com/
- Il CIrcolo – https://www.ilcircoloflorida.org/