Our Charities

The Italian American Heritage Festival is dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique and rich Italian and Italian American heritage of the Delaware Valley. In addition to the many thousands who enjoy this day of local culture every year, proceeds benefit the following organizations:

  • Don Guanella Group Home Program
  • Italian Studies and Student Exchange Scholarships
  • Knights of Columbus
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cooley’s Anemia

Over the years our member organizations have also supported the following charitable programs:

Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco
  • Don Guanella Village, a group home program for boys and men with developmental disabilities
  • Widener University, Italian studies program-Grants to High School & College students studying Italian language and culture
  • Medical expenses to assist people with long term illnesses
  • Knights of Columbus charities to purchase wheel chairs for the needy
  • Neumann University Scholarship program
  • Children Hospital Cancer Research
  • St. Mary Magdalen Education and charities
  • Sponsor of youth soccer teams
Saint Anthony Society of SW PA
  • Coaches for Cancer/American Cancer Society- National Association
  • Companions of Saint Anthony Ellicott City, MD
  • Divine Mercy Parish, Philadelphia, PA
  • Father Chuck’s Challenge, Norristown, PA
  • Our Lady of Calvary Parish Philadelphia, PA
  • Saint Anthony School Philadelphia, PA
  • Friendship Circle Senior CenterEast, Lansdowne, PA
  • Ricky Borracini Memorial Fund, Philadelphia, PA
  • Saint Barnabas Parish, Philadelphia,
Filitalia DelCo
  • The Variety Club of Philadelphia
  • The Drexel-Newman Academy, Chester PA
  • Scholarship awards in the amounts from: $250 – $1000
Sons and Daughters of Italy – District 5
  • Alzheimers
  • Cooley’s Anemia
Christopher Columbus Memorial Association
  • Preservation of the Christopher Columbus monument in Chester, PA – Dedicated to the city in 1955
Societa DaVinci
  • Family assistance grants for serious medical emergency grants, academic scholarships based on need
  • Legacy grants:  $ 10,000,00 annual Societa daVinci scholarship
  • Financial support of Delaware & Pennsylvania National Guard for activated guard members deployed out side of USA
  • Financial support of October Italian History Month in parochial schools in Delaware and Southeastern, Pa