About COIAF

The Colorado Italian American Foundation [COIAF] was founded to advance Italian Heritage, Culture, History and Art through Education & Outreach throughout Colorado — including philanthropic Education scholarships for high school students, Language Arts, and community services:

As we come out of this covid debacle, circumstances underscore the opportunities ahead.

A primary focus is to always find ways to increase the amount of scholarship grants to students as the cost of education continues to skyrocket. 

We continue to focus on establishing a physical Italian Heritage and Cultural center in Pueblo, Colorado which will require paid staffing for which the Foundation will work diligently to promote and sustain through additional grants and donations:

COIAF is focused upon greatly increasing the awareness of Italian History and Culture and contributions by those of Italian heritage, which brings to mind names like Enrico Fermi, Giovanni Verazzano, Michelangelo, Galileo, Mario Como, Lee Iacocca, Guglielmo Marconi, Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Italian citizens of the Year honored locally and Nationally, including the unique Columbus Day Hall of Fame inductions initiated by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy In America Lodge 2738 in southern Colorado this past year:

Our Italian Heritage and Culture is an extraordinary thread which has been weaved into the fabric of America: 

We ask your support to help us actively expand our services and outreach with your tax deductible donation:

We recognize that donations can be a challenge. Instead of a large one-time gift we ask that you consider a recurring monthly gift which fits into your budget that makes minimal impact on your family activities yet, provides a sustaining gift to to support ongoing work of the foundation.

Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated!


Are you a King Soopers Rewards customer?

Do you frequent Amazon?

On your next visit, use this link instead:

Smile.Amazon.Com and Support the work of COIAF just by shopping there. 

There is no additional cost to you!

Simply, browse to http://smile.amazon.com then search and select the Colorado Italian American Foundation as your charity of choice.

he AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to COIAF.

AmazonSmile is literally the same selection and low prices as regular Amazon and customers continue to use their regular Amazon account, the only difference is customers are now also adding value by donating to a great organization!

Thank you!


If you are interested in, or actively researching your genealogy for your family, you may find the Italian resources of Genealogy Bank useful –

If you are an Italian Club member in Colorado and considering how Solar Energy might work for you – take advantage of our Forty-Five-Forty-Five Discount!

  1.  Claim a $4,545 discount before year-end on a custom designed state-of-the-art Solar Energy  System for your home or business, and
  2.  Upon installation, CS2Energy will donate $250.00 in your name to COIAF upon installation

Register your home to claim this Special Discount today and help support COIAF!