The PNL C&E Foundation is the registered 501c3 philanthropic arm of the Piazza Nuova Lodge #2665, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America that is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
The funds are accumulated through fundraising from corporate and individual donors. These funds are used primarily to fund the needs of children. In addition, the Foundation provides:
- Educational scholarship awards to students entering college and to college libraries for the purchase of cultural materials such as books, videos, and CD's.
- Grants to other charitable organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia, The Autism Foundation, Wounded Warriors and many others.
- New clothing to several food pantries, shelters, and Native American schools throughout the midwest.
In partnership with Bucks County Community College, the Foundation has provided Endowments for the Italian Library Collection, students of Italian Language Studies, and the Culinary Arts Program; and coming this year the 1ST Enrico Fermi Science Program Scholarship.