About the Italian American Relief (IAR)
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) created the Italian American Relief Fund as a vehicle for fundraising in response to the Emilia Romagna earthquake in 2012.  IAR is a coordinated effort to provide immediate response when natural catastrophes and other disasters occur in Italy.  Many institutions and organizations are coming together to rally humanitarian support and assist Italy in times of need.  Our goal today, as it was then, is to provide a united front for Italian American organizations and individuals to rally behind a single cause. The more we raise together, the greater impact we can have on the devastated areas in Italy.

About the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a resource for the Italian American Community and works to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture and promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans.  It also strengthens and empowers ties between the United States and Italy.  It was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
For more information visit www.niaf.org

The National Italian American Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Where Does the Money Go?
As developments unfold, we will continue to update this website. We are in contact with the region of Emilia-Romagna. The region has requested that funds be directed to Protezione Civile of Emilia-Romagna, the official civil protection agency responsible for coordinating emergency response and recovery efforts. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and tax receipts are issued by the National Italian American Foundation.

For additional information, please contact 202-387-0600 or email relief@niaf.org.