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       The William F. DiPietra Foundation awards grants to media arts students at Long Island University, Fordham University and Archbishop Molloy High School.  Scholarship awards are presented to graduates of St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy.  William DiPietra attended all of these schools.  This year the Foundation will again sponsor a virtual, juried photography exhibition.  Please scroll down for a list of grants made to charitable organizations.


Fifth Annual William F. DiPietra Foundation Photography Exhibition

Please visit our "Photos 2024" page.


Long Island University

The foundation presents a $500 award to an undergraduate student who shares Bill's love of film and filmmaking.  The recipient is chosen by the Department Chair.

Fordham University

The Foundation presents awards ($1000 each) to two students in the Department of Communications and Media Studies and three students in the Visual Arts Department.  The recipients are chosen by the faculty.


Archbishop Molloy High School

The Foundation presents a $1000 award to a student who demonstrates an interest in film/video or photography.  The recipient is chosen by the faculty.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy

The Foundation presents $1000 grants to two graduating students who are attending Catholic high schools and demonstrate high levels of academic achievement.  The recipients are chosen by the principal.

Addtional Grants

Along Comes Hope (Pediatric Cancer), EMS FDNY Help Fund, FDNY Honor Emergency Fund, Fire Family Transport, Revolution Me Media Lab.

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