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.

Scholarship Info

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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August 08, 2022

Participate in the 2022 Columbus Day Parade

78th Annual Columbus Day Parade
Monday, October 10 
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Join Us At The Parade!

All marching groups and bands must fill out the application below. The link below also includes information on Parade application fee and required liability insurance. If you prefer to receive the parade application as a PDF, please email parade@columbuscitizens.org.


Non-For-Profit organizations are able to apply for a Parade Float at a discounted rate.
Please download the PDF below and email parade@columbuscitizens.org if you have any questions.