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American Friends of LoveItaly


AFLI seeks to engage people and organizations in the US who are passionate about Italy, and care about preserving its history, culture and heritage. This includes individuals and groups seeking to connect with their Italian heritage, and philanthropists seeking to support Italy and its artistic treasures.

AFLI was established to support the work of LoveItaly, a well-established and trusted non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Italy’s world-renowned cultural heritage. Based in Rome, LoveItaly facilitates and oversees select restoration projects, ensuring the highest level of accountability, transparency and ease for stakeholders and donors.

LoveItaly and AFLI work together to preserve and promote Italy’s world-class art and architectural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.

tax deductible donations

american friends of loveitaly provides a trustworthy, tax-deductible vehicle through which individuals, organizations or foundations can make philanthropic donations to LoveItaly. Donations can support the full scope of LoveItaly’s endeavors or be dedicated to specific Italian heritage projects.

american friends of loveItaly is incorporated under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and eligible to receive tax deductible charitable contributions within the limits prescribed by United States law.

how to donate

Donations can be made online (PayPal and credit card), by check or bank transfer.  To make a donation, please go to this link on our website or contact the Treasurer at

You may specify how you want your donation used: to support named projects on the website or as a contribution towards the work of the LoveItaly nonprofit organization. Please see below for more information.

please note

To conform with IRS guidelines, the Board of Directors of american friends of loveItaly must retain complete discretion and control over the ultimate disposition of any contributions received by the organization. Donors may suggest that their gifts be used for a specific purpose, but to ensure that these gifts made to american friends of loveItaly are tax deductible and that american friends of loveItaly fulfills its duties and obligations as a U.S. tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Code they must be considered non-binding. However, the Board of Directors will always do its utmost to comply and is open to conversations about donations and future gifting.  The use of unrestricted contributions to american friends of loveItaly will be determined by the Board of Directors.

Available Donation methods:

  • Online, via our website: on this page
  • Online, via Paypal:  via our PayPal account ( link ).
  • Check, payable to: American Friends of LoveItaly
    c/o Steven B. Altabef, EA
    16633 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 505
    Encino, CA 91436-1805
  • Bank Wire Transfer:  Contact the Treasurer at and we will be pleased to provide you with the information for a bank transfer to our American account.

Your support is most greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Board of Directors