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The National Italian American Foundation

Serving as a major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans

four stars

95.03

1860 Nineteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 387-0600   Web Site
EIN: 52-1071723

Board Leadership
Paolo Catalfamo
Chairman

CEO
Jerry Jones
Chief of Staff

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.03 four stars
  Financial 99.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1975, The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) serves as a major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, raising the prominence of all things Italian in American culture and society, and making Italian American part of the national conversation. NIAF is dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group. NIAF: provides educational and scholarship opportunities; promotes the history, heritage and accomplishments of Italian Americans; serves as a liaison between the Italian American community and the government; ensures a realistic portrayal of Italian Americans in the media; serves as a liaison between Italy and the United States; and serves as a clearinghouse of information on Italy and on Americans of Italian descent.

Founded in 1975, The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) serves as a major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, raising the prominence of all things Italian in American culture and society, and making Italian American part of the national conversation. NIAF is dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group. NIAF: provides educational and scholarship opportunities; promotes the history, heritage and accomplishments of Italian Americans; serves as a liaison between the Italian American community and the government; ensures a realistic portrayal of Italian Americans in the media; serves as a liaison between Italy and the United States; and serves as a clearinghouse of information on Italy and on Americans of Italian descent.

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Financial

four stars

99.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.14
  Program Expenses Growth 43.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Italian American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The National Italian American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The National Italian American Foundation (DC) 95.03 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,588,388
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $468,494
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,056,882
   Program Service Revenue $1,426,237
Total Primary Revenue $4,483,119
   Other Revenue $878,638
TOTAL REVENUE $5,361,757
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,676,654
   Administrative Expenses $1,389,511
   Fundraising Expenses $260,575
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,326,740
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,964,983
   
Net Assets $12,807,542

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Relief Fund $7,038,996 65.9%
Scholarships $884,496 8.3%
Gala Dinner $1,043,938 9.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 95.03 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.91 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.92 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 80.40 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 77.94 two stars
2010-12 06/01/2012 80.49 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.52 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.97 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 77.77 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 80.00 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 79.71 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 80.04 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 92.94 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.98 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.05 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 91.00 four stars
2001-12 06/09/2003 90.38 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1071723
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A23
NTEE Classification Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(40) Scholarships (other)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$132,059 1.07% Geraldine Jones Chief Of Staff
Other Salaries of Note
$200,000 1.62% John Viola Former President & Coo

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Charity Contact Info

The National Italian American Foundation
1860 Nineteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 387-0600
fax: (202) 387-0800
EIN: 52-1071723

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Board Leadership

Paolo Catalfamo
Chairman

CEO

Jerry Jones
Chief of Staff

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