Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Giving in the aftermath of a crisis

When tragedies like the the Boston Marathon bombing occur, concerned citizens want to respond immediately to support victims and their families. Unfortunately, some scammers are trying to profit from donors’ goodwill by setting up fake charities. Responding to a sudden tragedy requires donor diligence, and even a little strategy, to make sure that your donation…

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Develop a generous organizational culture, reap far-reaching rewards

Imagine if more of us were more generous at our jobs — a place where many of us spend a sizable chunk of our day? What would the effects be in other spheres of our lives? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant’s newest book Give and Take discusses motivation, workplace altruism, and personal success. Grant’s main argument…

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April is Arab American Heritage Month

Arab immigrants and their descendants have made important contributions to the growth of this country. As doctors and scientists, engineers, bankers, teachers, entrepreneurs and entertainers – and so much more – Arab contributions and heritage are woven inextricably into the fabric of American society. Arab American Heritage Month presents a great opportunity to celebrate and…

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Diane Rehm and Marwan Abouljoud named Arab Americans of the Year

CAAP is pleased to announce that journalist Diane Rehm and surgeon Dr. Marwan Abouljoud have been named Arab Americans of the Year by ACCESS, CAAP’s parent organization. They will be honored at the prestigious 42nd Annual ACCESS Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, April 27 in Detroit, Mich. Diane Rehm hosts The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU…

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Engaging minorities through social justice philanthropy

Part of our CAAPtivating Reads series by Katherine Hanway, CAAP Donor Services and Program Officer In preparation for World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20, CAAP suggests you read a new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), titled “Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy.” The report argues that…

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Take advantage of the charitable tax deduction

Are you getting the most out of your charitable giving? Charities fought a hard battle to protect the tax deduction last year, worried that any governmental changes regarding the charitable tax deduction would reduce individual giving. For most people, receiving tax benefits is not their sole incentive to give to nonprofit causes, but donors should…

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The future of philanthropy is diverse

How will America’s growing diversity contribute to the future of philanthropy? A new report commissioned by New Ventures in Philanthropy, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations Community Foundation Leadership Team addresses the ways that America’s growing diversity will contribute to the future of philanthropy. A selection of the trends…

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Now accepting proposals for our 2013 Operational Support Grant Program

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is seeking proposals for its 2013 grantmaking program. A total of $53,000 will be granted to Arab American organizations working for social justice and other issues. Grants up to $7,000 each will be awarded to Arab American community organizations seeking general operating support. CAAP will put priority this…

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I am a Philanthropist: Diverse Voices in Giving

The D5 Coalition’s latest film features an array of donors from the Midwest U.S. who embody populations that have been underrepresented in the world of philanthropy. We are very proud that CAAP Board Member Wadad Abed was chosen to participate as an Arab American philanthropist. Thanks to D5 and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for funding CAAP…

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