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A True Partnership: How listening to communities is the key to change

Before joining 1for3, I decided to volunteer first. The first thing I said to them if they are really interested in working in Palestine is that they should come with me and learn firsthand what the community wants. At that point, we realized that for us to do good and successful work in Palestine, the community must be involved…

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Congratulations to our TGI Senior Graduates!

Our Teen Grantmaking Intiative seniors just graduated from High School, and we wanted to give them a shoutout! Read below for their bios. Congratulations to our TGI senior, Kabas Yousif, who graduated from Dearborn High School. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq, Kabas is attending University of Michigan-Dearborn this Fall with plans to transfer to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She hasn’t decided her…

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Resources for How You Can Support the Black Community

As a community foundation dedicated to improving communities and reshaping perceptions, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy advocates for a just and equitable society for all, especially for the Black community. It is a stance we take in favor of humanity, in favor of a society that includes the equal participation of each and every individual. We aim to use our…

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CAAP GRANTS $80K TO 19 ARAB AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS

In times of crisis, every penny counts, but most importantly to know that we have shoulders to lean on has been the most comforting. We’re excited to announce that CAAP has granted a total of $80,000 to 19 Arab American nonprofit organizations across the U.S. The grants, which range from $2,000 to $5,000 each, aim…

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CHIEF DATES: ON A MISSION TO GIVE BACK

“I just hustle, make money and give back,” is the motto for this 27 year old Syrian American. Chafik “The Chief” Zaideh is the Director of Business Development at Granada Islamic school, as well as a business consultant who helps define streams of revenue for nonprofits to continue providing their services. But when he isn’t…

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COVID-19: Keeping Our Communities Safe

As a community foundation, the safety and well-being of the communities we serve is always our top priority, and in the wake of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), that commitment does not waver. The most effective protection against infection is making sure that we are seeking responsible and factual information from certified sources and consistently practicing healthy hygiene….

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George Salem’s Palestinian Roots Inspire His Giving Spirit

“I learned generosity like I learned a lot of other significant life skills—from my parents and from the Ramallah community I grew up in. My Palestinian heritage was my greatest teacher. And I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. So, I did what I could to give back to my Palestinian…

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