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Two Friends. Painting by Carlo Levi


The following Bay Area organizations share in our mission to celebrate ‘a life well lived’ as it is expressed by the many creative and visionary Italians and Italian Americans. Together and singularly we each strive to highlight the beauty of the Italian culture and it’s people with our larger community here at home.


Bravo Club 
Making opera accessible by building future audiences through exclusive social opportunities, educational events, and ticket offers.

CIAO Bay Area: Coalition of Italian American Organizations
Representing over 25 organizations (including Il Cenacolo) in the Bay Area focused on promoting, preserving, and celebrating the Italian culture.

Italian Community Services
Community-based, independently funded health and social service programs for Italians relocating in the United States, serving the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a century.

Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
An official branch of the Italian government dedicated to the promotion of the Italian language and culture in the United States through the organization of cultural events.

Italian Heritage Parade San Francisco
The oldest continuous Italian Heritage Parade in the United States–since 1868! Carrying on the traditions of the annual parade in San Francisco. 

Leonardo da Vinci Society
San Francisco-based Italian cultural organization organizes presentations and events that highlight the importance of Italian history and culture, and the importance of Italian contributions to American life.

Marin Italian Film Festival
Not only a film festival featuring top-quality Italian cinema, but a cultural event with appearances from Italian film directors and composers, Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, and an authentically Italian atmosphere—since 1974.

Merola Opera Program
Merola trains and develops the finest young opera singers, coaches, and stage directors from all over the world, building strong careers in opera, with a balance of training, performance, and individualized support. (Il Cenacolo has been a longtime supporter of Merola).

Museo Italo Americano
The first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian-American art and culture, established 1978. Its mission is to research, collect, and display works of Italian and Italian-American artists, and to promote educational programs for the appreciation of Italian art and culture, to preserve the heritage of Italian-Americans for future generations.

San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
A fraternal organization established in San Francisco 1917, located on Washington Square, with rentable event facilities.