The Italian American Sport Foundation (IASF) is an independent and humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for sports projects that help individuals (women and children in the first instance) to improve their lives and achieve their goals.

Inspiring Stories of Dedication, Support, and Victory

Step into the incredible journey of our runners as they conquered the streets of New York City, fueled by the unwavering support of our community.

Explore heartfelt testimonials that showcase the spirit, determination, and camaraderie that propelled our athletes across the finish line.

My whole New York experience was amazing and something I’ll never forget! I am so very grateful for the opportunity…

The people I met from the runners to the volunteers to the cheering crowds were all so nice and supportive!

Vickie Bartholomew

Thank you so much for all you did on Marathon weekend! It was one of the best weekends of my life.

I appreciated the opportunity to run in support of such an amazing charity.

Melissa Giammichele

It was such a great experience to run the marathon and raise money for the Italian American Sports Foundation.

My family is all from Italy and it made this run extra special.

Jacqueline Courtesis

I just wanted to thank IASF again for this amazing opportunity. Raising money for such a great cause was a unique experience.

It helped me feel so accomplished while running this race!

Paola Anteri

Mi complimento con IASF per aver organizzato questa raccolta fondi e vorrei ringraziare i miei donors per avene intuito l’importanza.

Stefano Paltera

Our Projects


Project Mission:

Above all, make known and offer people with disabilities the opportunity to try the advanced technological aids -for free- that allow you to practice sports disciplines naturally and more confidently: prostheses designed for sport, basketball wheelchairs, hand bikes, and much more.

This innovative service does not currently exist in Italy, and because of the high cost of custom prostheses, it is generally discouraged.

Promote Paralympic sports in key Italian cities to bring people with disabilities, especially children and kids, closer to the world of sport.

If made possible by the fundraiser, donate prostheses and aids to children and young people in extreme need and/or extreme talent.


Dear Contributor:

If you want to realize a social responsibility project in sport and you are looking for a team of experts who can evaluate it and help you realize it, thanks to a fundraiser, submit it to us.

IASF, annually, selects a shortlist of proposals and examines their seriousness, feasibility, and implementation potential.

The most original, innovative, and most current projects will be presented to our Board and candidates for the IASF project of the year.

Thank you for your support, and stay in touch!



A Night of Italian Prowess: Consulate General Celebrates the 2023 NYC Marathon with IASF

November 4th, 2023|

The Consulate General of Italy in New York and the Italian American Sport Foundation, Official Charity Partner of the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, organized on Friday, November 3rd, a cocktail reception celebrating the participation of the Italian Community to the world most famous run.

Versace’s book in New York

July 22nd, 2022|

Giusy Versace broke through the heart of the Italian community living in New York. The exciting story of her ‘second life’, as described in a bestseller published by Mondadori in 2013, was at the center of a meeting organized by the Italian American Sport Foundation at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, in the Park Avenue headquarters, conducted by Director Fabio Finotti and in the presence of the Consul General in New York, Fabrizio di Michele.

Disability: raising awareness among the little ones

May 3rd, 2021|

How is disability discrimination combated? It starts with cartoons! You can change the world, starting with the little ones. As the article “Rex A New Friend Let’s Talk About Disability” in Corriere della Sera-Sette (2021) written by Cristina Gattoni tells us, several animation companies have decided to integrate the theme of disability into their productions.

Our NYC Marathon Runners

Inspiring Stories of Dedication, Support, and Victory

Vickie Bartholomew

October 15th, 2023|

I’ve been running for about 15 years. I’ve run five marathons including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Marine Corps. I have have always wanted to run the New York City Marathon, but as most runners know, it can be difficult to get in.

Nicole Caruso

October 15th, 2023|

This year I have the opportunity to run my first marathon in NYC supporting IASF! I strongly believe an active lifestyle (especially running!) is directly correlated to your health and happiness. I am passionate about fitness and I have completed the Chicago Rock and Roll half marathon.

Jacqueline Courtesis

October 15th, 2023|

Hi Friends! It is Jackie Courtesis and I am beyond excited to announce that I am running the NYC Marathon with the Italian American Sports Foundation. As a 2nd generation Italian American and a New Yorker, there is no better organization to run for, nor no better city to run my first marathon in!

Paola Anteri

October 15th, 2023|

Hi! Thank you for visiting my fundraising platform for the Italian American Sport Foundation (IASF) in the 2023 New York City Marathon. As you may or may not know, I come from a family of Italian immigrants.

Stefano Paltera

October 15th, 2023|

Ciao! If you are reading this it is because you want to make a difference and together we can. The funds raised here for the Italian American Sport Foundation will go toward the purchase of prosthetic limbs for young athletes who otherwise would not be able to train and compete.

Melissa Giammichele

October 15th, 2023|

My name is Melissa Giammichele. I currently live in Indianapolis, IN where I work full time at a commercial real estate company and also dance for the Indiana Pacemates (Pacers). In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends and go on long runs.

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“Italian American Sport Foundation” 220 East, 94th Street, Suite 5L, New York, NY 10128

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Italian American Sport Foundation JP Morgan Chase Bank Account Number 695850062

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270 Park Avenue, NY, NY, 10017

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