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The National Italian American Foundation

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

87.52

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

Board Leadership
Robert E. Carlucci
Chairman

CEO
Jerry Jones
Chief Administrative Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.52
  Financial 86.21
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

86.21

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth -3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
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) 87.52
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,359,470
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $381,171
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,740,641
   Program Service Revenue $1,546,396
Total Primary Revenue $3,287,037
   Other Revenue $390,176
TOTAL REVENUE $3,677,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,187,589
   Administrative Expenses $1,115,726
   Fundraising Expenses $68,597
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,371,912
   
Payments to Affiliates $54,779
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-694,699
   
Net Assets $9,635,404

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
Gala Dinner $1,655,355 51.9%
Scholarships $1,178,078 37.0%
Public Policy $215,565 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 08/03/2021 87.52
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.44
2017-12 06/01/2019 95.03
2016-12 07/01/2018 89.00
2015-12 07/01/2017 92.02
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.44
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 82.91
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.92
2012-12 02/01/2014 80.40
2011-12 06/01/2013 77.94
2010-12 06/01/2012 80.49
2010-12 03/01/2012 80.52
2009-12 09/20/2011 69.97
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 77.77
2008-12 06/01/2010 80.00
2007-12 12/17/2008 79.71
2006-12 04/01/2008 80.04
2005-12 02/01/2007 92.94
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.98
2003-12 12/01/2004 91.05

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
$139,327 3.18% Geraldine Jones Chief of Staff
Other Salaries of Note
$159,375 3.64% Lawerence Purpuro Former CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The National Italian American Foundation (DC) 87.52
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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

Robert E. Carlucci
Chairman

CEO

Jerry Jones
Chief Administrative Officer

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