Al Bustan - Giving Guide

CAAP’s 2016 Guide to Giving

In 2016, CAAP supported numerous organizations all over the country through our competitive funds, each organization providing important services in various fields such as humanitarian relief, human services, arts and culture, and youth leadership development. CAAP supported the relief efforts of Baitulmaal through the Disaster Relief fund, as it provided necessary aid to those affected…

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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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Yahya Alazrak instigates radical change through philanthropy

We recently spoke with Yahya Alazrak, who currently serves as the National Organizer and Coordinator of POC Programs for Resource Generation, a nonprofit that organizes young people with wealth and class privilege in the U.S. to become leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power. Yahya, born in Morocco and moved to…

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Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers are Strengthening Philanthropy

Check out this awesome CAAP mention in the Huffington Post! “Youth often roll up their own sleeves to assess needs in their communities before defining their grantmaking focus. For example, the Teen Grantmaking Initiative at the Center for Arab-American Philanthropy surveys students at the schools that they themselves attend to understand what needs they perceive…

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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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CMF Conference

My First CMF Conference

The views expressed in this opinion piece are solely those of Dillon Odeh and do not necessarily reflect those of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). From September 18 to September 20, I had the pleasure of doing something I’ve never done before – attending the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Conference in Ann…

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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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2016 Youth Conference

TGI members find their voices

Over the weekend of June 24-26, members of our Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) had the incredible opportunity to attend the Michigan Council of Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy (MCFYP) 2016 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference at Central Michigan University. The conference saw the gathering of hundreds of youth philanthropists from the Midwest to share their experiences and…

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