Aswat Ensemble

Zawaya: Giving the Arab American Community a Voice

Founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben-Halim, Zawaya has operated as a safe space for Arab artists to freely express themselves. Nabila and Haya sought to give the Arab community a voice and address certain stereotypes and misconceptions through the arts. Zawaya has various musical groups dedicated to showcasing the beauty of…

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Arab American Civic Council

Arab American Civic Council: Empowering Arab Americans through civic engagement

In our latest grantee spotlight, we got the chance to speak with the executive director of the Arab American Civic Council (AACC), Rashad Al-Dabbagh. AACC is encourages civic engagement in the Greater Los Angeles area  through community organizing, advocacy, leadership development, cultural outreach, and cultivating partnerships with other communities. Continue reading to learn more about…

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Arab American Civic Council

Announcing the 2017 Community Grantmaking awardees

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is pleased to announce the 2017 round of grantees from our Community Grantmaking Fund, which is supported by CAAP board members and individual donors across the United States. CAAP will distribute a total of $40,000 to 9 deserving Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country, which will allow…

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ACCESS of WNY

Empowering Arab Americans in Western New york

Seeking to assist the Arab immigrant population in the Greater Buffalo region, a group of Arab American community members founded ACCESS of Western New York. Since 2005, ACCESS of WNY has developed into a champion of immigrant and non-immigrant families, providing necessary services to combat poverty among low income families within the community and improve…

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Al-Bustan

Al-Bustan: Planting the seeds of Arab American culture

A pillar of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s (CAAP) mission involves improving communities through grantmaking to various nonprofit organizations around the country. These grants are crucial in our goal of uniting and empowering the Arab American community through giving. As part of a new blog series, CAAP would like to shine the spotlight on…

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albustan

Announcing CAAP’s 2016 grantees!

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is pleased to announce its 2016 grantees! CAAP will distribute a total of $40,000 to deserving Arab American nonprofit organizations across the country through its community grantmaking program, which is supported by CAAP board members and individual donors across the United States. Funds allow eligible Arab American organizations…

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