The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation, is the coming together of people of all ancestries who are interested in sharing and enjoying things Italian. NBICF was founded in 1985, as a 501C Non-Profit Corporation, to celebrate Italian Culture and provide the large Italian community of Sonoma County a focal point for common interests.
All events and activities have been canceled or postponed due to the current health crisis. Please visit the current Newsletter for a message from the Board of Directors.
The Foundation would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients:
Beth Power: a $500 NBICF scholarship for Italian Studies at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Sara Fraker: the $450 Marianne Pedroncelli scholarship for Italian studies.
Zehua He: the $900 Bill and Jeanette Mancini Mitchell scholarship for educators with a course in Italian or an Italy study abroad experience.
The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation scholarship program has awarded over
$123,000 to students for Italian Studies.
Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA) has joined NBICF as a new business member. ICA is one of the largest Italian-American firms that provides assistance to individuals of Italian descent who are interested in obtaining dual citizenship. For information on ICA, visit their website by clicking here.
NBICF has about 400 active members and offers a variety of programs including monthly dinners for members and guests, fall festival, choral group, travel study tours, language classes, college scholarships, and much more. For important announcements about activities and events, see the News & Events page.
The panel on the right lists several News & Events Categories, e.g. Monthly Dinners. By clicking on the Category of interest, you will see all the posts in that Category. For information on membership, visit the Membership page.
NBICF’s College Scholarship Program for students studying Italian Language is the focal point for fund raising activities such as Festa Italiana, Wine Maker Dinners where local Italian Cuisine is paired with the fine wines of Sonoma County, special holiday dinner programs, and frequent Cultural Events featuring guest speakers, Italian Movies and Operas, etc. For more information on the Scholarship Program, click here.
In 2000, a building in downtown Santa Rosa was purchased and serves as NBICF’s permanent home, the Italian Cultural Center, providing office space, classrooms, meeting rooms and a research library. For a summary of the NBICF activities, visit the About Us page.
To contact us via email, visit the Contact page by clicking here.
The Foundation is managed a group of volunteers elected by the membership. For information on the Board of Directors, click here.
Our Newsletter, Mosaico Culturale, is published 6 times annually. Click here to view the Mosaico.
To support NBICF’s goal of fostering Italian Culture in the community, consider making a tax deductible donation. Donations may be made optionally to a specific fund, e.g. General Fund, Scholarship Fund, Building Fund, or In Memoriam.
Click here make a Tax Deductible Donation to NBICF.
Any offering described in this website should not be read as an endorsement or warranty by NBICF.
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