About COIAF

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:

2018 holds exciting activities for the Foundation:  A primary focus is to increase the amount of scholarship grants to $1,000.00 per student with a long term plan to increase that amount substantially over the next five years: 

We are actively working to establish an Italian Cultural Center in Pueblo, Colorado which will require paid staffing for which the Foundation will work diligently to promote and sustain through additional grants:

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:

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, an instead of a one time gift we ask that you consider a recurring monthly gift which fits into your budget that directly benefits the work of the Foundation and services that rendered through philanthropic activities:

Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated!


Shop at AmazonSmile and Support NIAF!
You can support the work of COIAF just by shopping on AmazonSmile – at no additional cost to you!

Simply, browse to http://smile.amazon.com and select the Colorado Italian American Foundation as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to COIAF.

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


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