As a charitable organization, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders’ mission, history and current grant making strategies are rooted in supporting local, national and international charities focusing in medical, educational and humanitarian assistance fields.
The Savoy Foundation focuses its philanthropy on hospitals and relief agencies for the poor, sick and elderly. Our grants continue the centuries old hospitaller traditions of the ancient but still active Savoy Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus. The Foundation’s Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarships support U.S. college and graduate students. Our unique Savoy History Series fosters historic and cultural knowledge about Italy and the 1,000-year traditions of the Royal House of Savoy. The Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund supports emergency relief efforts throughout the world to victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.
The Savoy Foundation recently inaugurated its charitable initiative - Chivalry for Children's Causes - to support organizations providing integral humanitarian aid and intervention services for disadvantaged children and youth.
The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Since 2005, our scholarship students have participated in the medical, poverty and educational work of the United Nations.
The Foundation was Incorporated in New York in 1993, as a United States not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our North American and international, philanthropic work is generously supported by tax-deductible contributions of the members and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders.
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Festa della Primavera Spring Reception
New York City
June 11, 2019
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders' annual Festa della Primavera Spring Reception was held in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation townhouse on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. During the event, the Savoy Foundation's Seventh Chivalry Award was presented to The New York Foundling in recognition of its 150th anniversary founding and dedication to children's welfare. This special evening also commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the complete unification of Italy with the addition of Trentino, South Tyrol and Trieste under the peace treaties of the First World War in 1919. The event benefited the Savoy Orders inaugural campaign Chivalry for Children's Causes. Mrs. Matilda Cuomo, the 2018 Chivalry Award honoree, presented the Award to Bill Baccaglini, CEO and President, on behalf of The New York Foundling.
Savoy Foundation Launches Campaign– Chivalry for Children’s Causes - with Presentation of Grant to Southern California Charity - Caterina’s Club- at the Annual Festa della Primavera Spring Reception
June 11, 2019
The Savoy Foundation launched a new Initiative - Chivalry for Children’s Causes -with the presentation of a substantial grant to Southern California-based charity, Caterina’s Club, for its work providing meals, housing and job training for disadvantaged children and families. The grant was presented to founder Cavaliere Bruno Serato during the Festa della Primavera Annual Spring Event on June 11, 2019 in New York City.