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Arabic Word of the Month: Sadaqah

 كلمة الشهر: Kalimat ash-shahar (word of the month) صدقة It’s said that the Arabic language has no word for “philanthropy.” However, there are many relevant words related to giving and compassion for humanity. Today we are highlighting صدقة. Transliterated as ‘sadaqah’, this word is rich in history, as its cultural significance has survived well over a…

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 2

  Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) hosted a second Twitter chat, this time focusing on educating our audience on charity and philanthropy and their differences. To inject a sense of fun and playfulness, we framed the chat as a debate between two fictional characters: Philanthropy Phil and Charity Charlie. This allowed for…

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The Chicago experience: An eye-opening glimpse into global youth philanthropy

This past summer, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) sent Ahmad Haidar-Ahmad, a former TGI (Teen Grantmaking Initiative) member to Chicago to attend a youth community philanthropy global summit organized by the Council on Foundations and the Council of Michigan Foundations, with support from the C. S. Mott Foundation.The summit brought together youth philanthropy…

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A revamped learning tool for philanthropy

Recently, LearnPhilanthropy.com, the online learning tool for those interested in philanthropy underwent a drastic makeover by introducing improved functionality, a more intuitive layout, and more helpful resources for those interested in learning more about nonprofits, philanthropy, and grantmaking. Created in 2010, LearnPhilanthropy emerged as a tool to accelerate learning among newcomers to philanthropy, helping them…

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Fall grantee round-up

To hold a piece of the sun, instead by Katherine Toukhy It’s that time of year again! Our fall grantees are offering numerous unique, fun, and educational opportunities to experience Arab culture. Wish to learn Arabic? Sign up for classes with Mizna! Mizna, based in Minnesota, offers four classes that are 10 weeks long—each a different…

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A festive fall

With the fall season upon us, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) would like to take a moment to highlight some wonderful upcoming events sponsored by our grantees that aim to celebrate the Arab culture through food, music, cultural dance, arts and other forms of entertainment. Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF): A program of…

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Banking on the youth

Photo Credit: YouthBank Young people have tremendous potential. They have a huge capacity to listen, understand, and make tough decisions, which results in great personal growth and could ultimately lead to great change in a community. YouthBank, a youth-driven philanthropy program, capitalizes on all of this untapped potential, putting it towards improving communities and building…

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Shining a light on a ‘safe harbor’

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) recently awarded a $9,000 grant to Safe Harbor for Women (SHFW), an organization that brings public awareness to domestic abuse and cruelty. With this grant, SHFW was able to support two organizations—Turning Point (Macomb County) and HAVEN (Oakland County)—that focus on providing care for women who are victims of…

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Twitter tells a story, vol. 1

Recently, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) hosted a Twitter chat discussing the ongoing pandemonium surrounding the Ice Bucket Challenge. The aim of this chat was to get a general idea of our followers’ sentiment toward the Ice Bucket Challenge, paving the way to learn more about their general giving strategies and philosophies (with…

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