Building A History of Social Change

Social ChangeOur competitive grantmaking programs allow us to make a real difference in communities, while raising awareness of Arab American charitable giving. By using our searchable database, you can view grants CAAP has made through our Community Grantmaking Fund, Empower Women and Children Fund, Disaster Relief Fund and Teen Grantmaking Initiative.

CAAP also processes grants made through donor-advised funds, but these are not included in the database. Grants are searchable by focus area and grantmaking fund.

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Alif Institute (Atlanta, GA)

$2,500 • 2019

To support professional development and trainings for staff and board

Arts & Culture
Community Grantmaking Fund

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (Philadelphia, PA)

$5,000 • 2019

To support the creation of a new, permanent, office space

Arts & Culture
Community Grantmaking Fund

Chicago Palestine Film Festival (Chicago, IL)

$2,500 • 2019

To expand the reach of the film festival through creating partnerships with local organizations and student groups

Arts & Culture
Community Grantmaking Fund

Iraqi Mutual Aid Society (Chicago, IL)

$5,000 • 2019

To support direct service programs for refugees, immigrants and asylees in the northern Chicago community

Human Services
Community Grantmaking Fund

Arab American Heritage Council (Flint, MI)

$5,000 • 2019

To support immigration programming

Human Services
Community Grantmaking Fund

Arab American Action Network (Chicago, IL)

$5,000 • 2019

To support the development of a strategic communications plan

Human Services
Community Grantmaking Fund

Access California Services (Anaheim, CA)

$5,000 • 2019

To support staffing for job counseling, group job training, and employment programming.

Human Services
Community Grantmaking Fund

Somali Family Service of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

$10,000 • 2019

To support Somali Family Service of San Diego’s (SFS) Refugee Integration Program that assists more than 100 refugees, asylees and immigrants annually with services including intensive case management, employment workshops and career development, and financial assistance.

Human Services
Empower Women and Children Fund

Palestinian American Community Center (Clifton, NJ)

$4,000 • 2019

To support ESL classes serving women. Classes focus on conversation English so that participants can learn how to communicate in real-life situations pertaining to employment, shopping, paying bills, and helping their children in school. The morning ESL classes include free babysitting in the center.

Education, Human Services
Empower Women and Children Fund

Arab American Development Corp (Philadelphia, PA)

$6,000 • 2019

To support a refugee entrepreneurship training and artist collective program, which primarily serves Syrian and Iraqi refugees with business plan development, marketing, management and financial training for start-ups and recently established businesses.

Human Services
Empower Women and Children Fund

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