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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season underway, we’ve decided to highlight our 2014 grantee partners and ways in which you could support their important work by giving great gifts. Purchase an everyday item or gift for the clients of the Arab-American Family Support Center: Photo Courtesy of Arab-American Family Support Center The Arab-American Family Support Center, a…

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Marlo Thomas receives highest civilian honor

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) would like to congratulate Marlo Thomas, a proud Arab American and native of Detroit, on being a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The medal is the highest civilian honor in the U.S. commendable contributions to U.S. security, world peace or cultural endeavors….

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 3

Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy hosted a Twitter chat discussing diversity in philanthropy. To get more people involved in the discussion, we enlisted the help of a few organizations to be co-hosts of the chat. These organizations, AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy), EPIP (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy) and D5 Coalition shared a common interest in the subject….

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Shaping perceptions of Arab Americans through philanthropy

Inequality is not the easiest topic to tackle, as there are numerous opinions on the subject and its scope is massive. There are many different types of inequality, including (but not limited to) racial inequality, gender inequality, structural inequality and economic inequality. It’s a necessary conversation, no matter how uncomfortable or uneasy it makes us….

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 2

  Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) hosted a second Twitter chat, this time focusing on educating our audience on charity and philanthropy and their differences. To inject a sense of fun and playfulness, we framed the chat as a debate between two fictional characters: Philanthropy Phil and Charity Charlie. This allowed for…

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Fall grantee round-up

To hold a piece of the sun, instead by Katherine Toukhy It’s that time of year again! Our fall grantees are offering numerous unique, fun, and educational opportunities to experience Arab culture. Wish to learn Arabic? Sign up for classes with Mizna! Mizna, based in Minnesota, offers four classes that are 10 weeks long—each a different…

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A festive fall

With the fall season upon us, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) would like to take a moment to highlight some wonderful upcoming events sponsored by our grantees that aim to celebrate the Arab culture through food, music, cultural dance, arts and other forms of entertainment. Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF): A program of…

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 1

Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) hosted a Twitter chat discussing the ongoing pandemonium surrounding the Ice Bucket Challenge. The aim of this chat was to get a general idea of our followers’ sentiment toward the Ice Bucket Challenge, paving the way to learn more about their general giving strategies and philosophies (with…

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Shining a Spotlight on CAAP’s 2014 Grantees

The Center of Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) has awarded grants to a total of 13 nonprofit organizations in six different states for 2014. With these grants, the organizations will continue working in their respective communities, providing a wide array of services including: advocacy, arts and culture, social services, and education. Two of this year’s grantees…

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Zack Bazzi and his “rapid impact” project to aid Syrian refugees

Lebanese American Zack Bazzi, a documentary filmmaker and Iraq War veteran, is on a mission to improve educational opportunities for Syrian children in refugee camps. While working as a consultant in Kurdistan, Iraq earlier this year, Bazzi decided to volunteer his time in the eight camps that house more than 240,000 Syrian refugees. He realized…

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