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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Marwa, Muslim American

Marwa Abdelghani and the passions that drive her to give back

A lover of humanity, Marwa Abdelghani has been dedicated to the welfare of others for much of her young life. Marwa, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Literary Journalism at the University of California – Irvine, advocates for numerous issues, such as women’s rights and Muslims in the media, and has been published in various…

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Sara Minkara

Sara Minkara is empowering blind youth through integration

Sara Minkara, a born and raised Bostonian, has tackled a very important unmet need. Sara lost her vision at age 7, but was fortunate to be surrounded by supportive family, friends, and technical services. It was only when she traveled to Lebanon on a family visit that she noticed a disparity of services for blind individuals,…

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Amanda Saab

MasterChef Amanda Saab’s flavorful philanthropy

CAAP recently had a chance to speak with Amanda Saab, 2015 MasterChef contestant, to learn more about her giving philosophy and passions. Amanda’s impressive drive can be seen in everything she does, including her dedication to causes she cares about, her career as a social worker, and her superior skills in the kitchen. CAAP: Can…

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