The following Bay Area organizations share in our mission to celebrate ‘life well-lived’ as it’s 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.
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.
Making opera accessible by building future audiences through exclusive social opportunities, educational events, and ticket offers.
Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose
The IAHF is one of the largest and most established Italian cultural centers on the West Coast, and offers many services to its members, supporters and the community. Its website is chock full of community resources, including a library, cooking classes, events, videos and Cultural Center hall rental. For several years the IAHF and Il Cenacolo have co-sponsored scholarships for college students pursuing courses in Italian arts, language, and culture.
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).
The Online Almanac of the History of the Italians www.thealmanac.online
The Online Almanac of the History of the Italians of California (OAHIC) is a reconstruction of the journey of the Italian ethnic community into the creation of the California Dream, as shared by family, friends and kindred Californians.
San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
A fraternal organization established in San Francisco 1917, located on Washington Square, with rentable event facilities.