Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Philanthropy comes in many flavors: Different types of foundations

Part of our Philanthropy A-Z series With more than 1.2 million public charities and foundations in the U.S., it can be confusing to sort out the differences between the types of foundations. The term “foundation” is applied somewhat liberally, but the general definition of a foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization set up to donate…

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CAAP & NNAAC partner to strengthen Arab American civil society

AAANY youth organizer registering people to vote for 2012 elections The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) are pleased to announce they will be granting $45,000 to three NNAAC member organizations that were highly engaged in the 2012 elections, thanks to a grant from the Ford…

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Syrian refugee relief results

Earlier this year, we launched an emergency campaign to aid Syrians who have lost their homes as a result of the ongoing crisis. The latest estimates from the United Nations Refugee Agency place the number of Syrian refugees at more than 500,000. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from so many of you…

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On the charitable tax deduction

The Obama administration is proposing to eliminate or cap all tax deductions as one way to ameliorate economic shortfalls related to the “fiscal cliff” (the ending of Bush-era tax cuts). As a significant percentage of tax deductions for the average individual derive from state taxes, local taxes, and mortgage interest, a cap could severely limit…

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Some of the best holiday gifts are the ones that keep on giving. That’s what happens when you use your gift-giving as a way to support nonprofit organizations. With that in mind, in this Holiday Gift Guide we highlight our 2012 grantee partners. You can support their important work by giving great gifts that friends…

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving usually finds Americans worn out and reeling from the whirlwind of shopping that comes with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” This year, a nonprofit organization in New York teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to launch #GivingTuesday, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday…

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Superstorm Sandy disaster response

Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29 and brought with it loss of life, flooding, widespread damages, power outages and major travel disruptions. Millions of people on the East Coast remain without power, and many transportation routes are still shut down. CAAP has researched relief organizations and we are providing donors with a suggested list of…

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Philanthropy and civic engagement: The Arab American vote

Members of TGI pose for the My Arab American Vote campaign Encouraging civic participation is a powerful way for nonprofits and foundations to advance their missions and improve the quality of life in our communities, state and nation. Studies have shown that stronger social bonds encourage higher voter turnout. This is where theMy Arab American…

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