The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.


CCF Scholarship

The Columbus Citizens Foundation administers scholarship programs that help hundreds of students every year in elementary school, high school, college, and medical school, and graduate programs in the arts.

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Events at the Townhouse

Join Us! CCF runs virtual programming and events at the Townhouse throughout the year

Event Calendar

CCF Career Chats

CCF Career Chats feature our Members, friends, and former scholars providing insights and advice about specific career paths to our current CCF Scholarship recipients. Please visit this page for updates and other resources for our CCF Scholarship recipients throughout the year.

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CCF Scholarship Spotlights

Graduating from school is an achievement that has a profound impact on a student’s life and the lives of their families. We ensure that Italian American students of great promise have the financial support they need to graduate through our CCF Scholarship Program. Read on below for the stories of some of our scholars.

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November 16, 2022

Giving Tuesday is November 29

Giving Tuesday is the annual global day of charitable giving, and CCF is participating to raise funds for our Scholarship Program. Since 2019 Giving Tuesday has raised nearly $95,000 to assist deserving Italian American students. We hope to continue this tradition in 2022. Please donate in support of our Giving Tuesday campaign on Tuesday, November 29. Those who donate $100 or above will receive a special gift to be revealed on Giving Tuesday! You will also hear from one special CCF scholarship recipient on how the scholarship has helped her achieve her educational goals. For anyone wishing to make a contribution in advance, please use the donate button below:

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November 16, 2022

Friday, December 2: A Taste Of Tuscany: Regional Dinner

We encourage all to book for the latest event the always-popular Regional Dinner series. This month, we offer A Taste Of Tuscany with inspired Tuscan wines and dishes. This is an evening you do not want to miss. A special thank you to the Food & Beverage Committee for their advice on perfecting a delicious multi-course meal


November 09, 2022

CCF Scholarships Open Monday, November 14

Scholarships are available for students who are incoming high school, college, and medical school freshman in the 2023-2024 academic year on November 14. Please follow CCF on your social networks, help us spread the word, and stay tuned for the application link at www.ColumbusCitizens.org/applications!

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