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.


The Board of Directors sends its best wishes to all. This past three years have been challenging for the Foundation as fundraisers and events were postponed or canceled. The Board is planning events for October, November and December.  See the newsletter for information on all planned activities. 

The Italian Summer Camp for Youth was held June 20-July 1. This 2-week camp is a language immersion experience for youths 6 to 12 years old. Dr. Joli Love returned as the instructor. The historical themes were Amerigo Vespucci the first week and Napoleon Bonaparte the second week. Sixteen children attended the camp. Each week ended with the children performing skits in Italian for their parents.

On July 26 5:30-8:00 pm we held the Eighth Annual Pizza, Birra e Vino at the Center. 
We had 64 guests for the event — NY Pie Pizza supplied the pizza and it was a beautiful warm evening. The guests enjoyed getting together for the first time since 2020.

Sundays at the Center with Diane McCurdy is back – 1:30 pm at the Center.
See the current newsletter for information on planned showings.

November 19, 2022 – Saturday, 10am – 4pm: Mercatino di Natale at the NBICF Center.
November 21, 2022 – Monday, NBICF Dinner (doors open 5pm, dinner 6pm). Father Denis O’Sullivan Parish Center, 320 Tenth St. Santa Rosa, CA.
Menu: Antipasti, Salad, Bread, Polenta with Stew, Dessert with Wine at the table
The reservation window for the November 21 Dinner is closed on November 16.

Click here to review the current newsletter.

With the loss of revenue from canceled dinners and fundraising events, the Board is focused on minimizing expenditures and encouraging members to take advantage of local merchant Oliver’s Market program for donating a portion of eligible purchases to NBICF. The application required for making this donation is included in the current newsletter or click here for a printable form. 

In addition, Amazon through the AmazonSmile program will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. If you use Amazon, type Amazon Smile in the search box.  

   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.

For a list of all upcoming events, visit the News & Events page. 

Click here for Membership Renewal or New Membership Application

For a master calendar of all planned activities, click here. 

NBICF has about 300 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. 

To view a video from a past event : the 2013 Festa Italiana, 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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