- NIAF - National Italian American Foundation The National Italian American Foundation is the major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group. Its mission is to preserve and protect Italian American heritage and culture. Through its many programs, the NIAF: - Helps young Italian Americans with their educations and careers - Works closely with Congress and the White House to promote the appointment of Italian Americans in government - Encourages the teaching of Italian language and culture in U.S. schools - Monitors the portrayal of Italian Americans by the news and entertainments industries - Strengthens cultural and economic ties between Italy and the U.S. National Italian American Foundation 1860 19th St NW Washington, DC 20009
- Order Sons of Italy in America The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest and longest-established national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.
Established in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSIA has more than 600,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 700 chapters coast to coast, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.
Its missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy. Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), 219 E St., NE, Washington, DC 20002