The Savoy Orders focus particularly on charitable activities in the field of health care. Grants have been made to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center - Rudolph W. Giuliani Trauma Center in New York City to help pay for and operate a specially equipped ambulance bearing the Arms of the Royal House of Savoy.
The Savoy Orders support cultural activities, particularly those with a connection to Italy. Recent grants by the Foundation have gone to the Charitable and Educational Trust, Sons of Italy in America, to Teatromania in support of a theatrical event “Orlando in Love,” based on Boiardo’s Renaissance poem “Orlando Innamorato,” and to New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo.
In keeping with Chivalric values that call for protecting the poor and the defenseless, the Savoy Orders contribute to charities that serve children. A longstanding beneficiary of Savoy Foundation grants is Boys' Towns of Italy, Inc.
Recently, the Foundation made a grant to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association for the care of needy children in the Near East.
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Inc. was approved in 2005 for Roster Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council ("ECOSOC") Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations ("NGO").
Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarships
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders announces the establishment o the Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarship Fund. The Fund was launched by a gift from industrialist and philanthropist Mr. Mark Pigott. The Scholarship will fund study in the Humanities and International Affairs for students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities.
To download the Scholarship application, please click here.