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Friends of Venice, Italy, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates to raise funds for Venice.

Founded in 2012, it selects and supports some of the charitable activities proposed by Venice International Foundation, with particular reference to the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice in its work to preserve and enhance the art of Venice and its cultural heritage. As stated in a declaration signed by the president of the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice, Friends of Venice Italy is in charge of representing and promoting its cultural activities in the United States of America.


Friends of Venice, Italy, Inc. aims to preserve and enhance Venice’s identity, respecting the social and environmental sustainability of the city in order to guarantee the link between past present and future, to promote cultural exchanges, to communicate and share ideas and knowledge, to offer new opportunities for research and cultural production, and to attract new talent and resources.


Friends of Venice, Italy, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.