The Barbera Foundation

Founded by Robert J. Barbera, The Barbera Foundation’s mission is to encourage and inspire young people to create a stronger future by supporting educational initiatives that foster an appreciation of history and culture.

In the past, The Barbera Foundation has supported institutions of higher learning, such as Thomas Aquinas College, Pepperdine University, and the California State University system. Its focus now is on The Mentoris Project: By creating a library of accessible books which educate and inspire by telling the story of great Italians and Italian-Americans, the Foundation seeks to forge a new generation of American leaders.