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.  See the newsletter for information on all planned activities.

The Foundation announced the winners of the Trip to Italy raffle at the March 14 Dinner Event at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall. The winners  will enjoy a 10-day trip to Tuscany, Italy this fall. The trip includes airfare, lodging, and transportation.

On June 2, NBICF joined with the D’Agenzio Winery to host a Mothers & Fathers Day Winemaker Pranzo (afternoon meal) at the D’Argenzio Winery on Cleveland Avenue. The event was a resounding success with 50 guests attending. The food and wine pairings were outsanding and it was a beautiful day with seating under the grape arbor. 

The next event is scheduled for July 30. This will be our 10th Annual Pizza, Birra & Vino affair from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Center. This event is limited to 60 guests.  To make a Reservation and pay online, visit the Reservation page by clicking here.  For a mail-in reservation form, click here.  Reservations for this event are required by July 25th.
This event reached capacity on July 20. The reservation window is closed. 

The July-August Newsletter includes information additional activities and events. Click here to review the current newsletter. The following is a summary of activities described in the newsletter. 

  • July 28, 2024- Sunday, 1:30pm: Sundays at the Center with Diane
    McCurdy, film: The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • July 30, 2024 – Tuesday, 5:30-8pm: Pizza, Birra, e Vino, dining al fresco
    at the NBICF Center (64 Brookwood Ave – enter on Chinn Street)
  • August 25, 2024 – Sunday, 1:30pm: Sundays at the Center with
    Diane McCurdy, film: Mid-August Lunch
  • October 20, 2024 – Save the date –Mini festival to celebrate Italian
    Heritage Month, 40th anniversary of NBICF and the 10th anniversary of
    CIBO Rustica Pizzeria at D’Argenzio Winery

With the loss of revenue the past several years and the building repairs in 2023 & 2024, 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. 

   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 250 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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