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Toyota donates time, expertise to feed hungry disaster victims

Many residents of Rockaway Beach, NY continue to feel the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As part of a partnership with Metro World Child, a local mobile distribution unit, Toyota has committed to share its time and expertise to help Sandy disaster victims. Toyota’s aim is to improve the food pantry’s operations, and reduce wait times…

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Travel Philanthropy: Egyptian reality tour

8/20/2013 Note: Due to the current unrest in Egypt, CAAP urges all travelers to exercise caution when visiting volatile regions. Our travel philanthropy series is based on the belief that you can do good and change the world wherever you are. We also love to showcase all the beautiful destinations the Middle East has to…

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AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund Film

AAPIP (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) has released a new short film about its Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. The CEF is a San Francisco-based collaborative fund that emerged after 9/11 to build the capacity of new and emerging organizations that serve communities most impacted in…

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Arab Americans represented in census data for the first time

For the first time ever, concrete data on Arab American households have been made available through a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. This data has been largely unavailable until now, because the standard census form does not yet offer a check-box option to identify oneself as having Arab ancestry. The American Community Survey…

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What is the current state of individual giving in the Middle East?

Forbes Insights and BNP Paribas have produced the first insights into the current state of individual giving in the Middle East. More than 300 high net worth individuals were surveyed from the Middle East, Europe and Asia. The survey questioned respondents about their philanthropic methods, causes, and motivations, and the results were enlightening: In the…

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TGI announces $5,000 in grants to metro Detroit nonprofits

Our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) has announced four grants to benefit organizations in metro Detroit that serve youth. Based on a youth-led needs assessment conducted in the community, TGI focused its grantmaking specifically on education and health projects this year. The grants, which total $5,000, will enhance and support after school programming, health education, service…

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Arab American students receive scholarships for commitment to community

Four Arab American students were recently awarded scholarships from the Michigan-based Community Choice Credit Union Foundation. Nadeen Dakhlallah (top), Mohamed Ghandour (top), Zied Shammout (bottom), and Noor Shammout (bottom) have committed to stay in Michigan for their college education and to give back to their communities. All four scholars join a network of 101 Community…

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Servant leadership: Adopting a philanthropic mentality to achieve success

A recent study by business administration professor Edward D. Hess analyzed the leadership of the most successful American corporations, such as The Home Depot, Best Buy, UPS, Ritz Carlton, Whole Foods, and Starbucks. Popular television programs like “Mad Men” and “House of Cards” tend to portray leaders as commanding, well-educated and ruthless in the pursuit…

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Strong roots, lasting vision

Like the branches of the cedar tree for which the country is famous, the Lebanese diaspora has spread far and wide. An estimated 15-20 million Lebanese live outside the country, dwarfing Lebanon’s population of 4.3 million. Many of the diaspora have met with great success, and have also given back to society through various philanthropic…

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CAAP Board Members bring smiles and safe play to Palestine

CAAP Board Members and philanthropists Basem and Muna Hishmeh recently traveled to Palestine for the opening of the second of 40 playgrounds they are helping to build in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. CAAP staff member Katy Hanway recently spoke with Muna Hishmeh about the playground project and their experience in Palestine: Katy: How…

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