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:

The Communities of Don Guanella & Divine Providence

Italian Studies and Nursing Programs at local Universities

Cooley’s Anemia

HEADstrong Foundation

Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial

Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial  (both at Rose Tree Park)

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 Philadelphia
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</li>
Saint Barnabas Parish, Philadelphia,</li>
Filitalia DelCo
The Variety Club of Philadelphia
The Drexel-Newman Academy, Chester PA
Scholarship awards in the amounts from: $250 – $1000</li>
Sons and Daughters of Italy – District 5
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 &amp; 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