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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Shining a Spotlight on CAAP’s 2014 Grantees

The Center of Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) has awarded grants to a total of 13 nonprofit organizations in six different states for 2014. With these grants, the organizations will continue working in their respective communities, providing a wide array of services including: advocacy, arts and culture, social services, and education. Two of this year’s grantees…

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Zack Bazzi and his “rapid impact” project to aid Syrian refugees

Lebanese American Zack Bazzi, a documentary filmmaker and Iraq War veteran, is on a mission to improve educational opportunities for Syrian children in refugee camps. While working as a consultant in Kurdistan, Iraq earlier this year, Bazzi decided to volunteer his time in the eight camps that house more than 240,000 Syrian refugees. He realized…

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Gaza crisis: How you can help

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is responding to the current tragedy affecting the civilian population of Gaza by researching organizations providing humanitarian aid to those in need. All of the organizations below meet CAAP’s due diligence standards for charitable donations. ANERA: ANERA is delivering essential medicine and supplies to hospitals and clinics; purchasing…

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Following the career paths of professionals of color in philanthropy

A new study commissioned by the D5 Coalition (a five-year initiative to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion) explores the career pathways of professionals of color in the philanthropy sector. The study, based on semi-structured interviews conducted over the course of five months, analyzes the perceptions, analyses, and career histories of 43 philanthropic professionals of…

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Recapping “Commitment from the Top”: Organizational Culture, Leadership, and Racial Justice

According to the results of a soon-to-be-released study by Philanthropy Northwest, the culture of an organization is exactly as important as you might expect when it comes to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among its employees. In a webinar aired last Thursday, “Commitment from the Top: The Role of CEO Commitment in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,”…

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Introducing: The Racial Equity Resource Guide

The WK Kellogg Foundation has unveiled an impressive new project geared toward communities in pursuit of racial equity and healing. Carefully curated and easy to navigate, the Racial Equity Resource Guide offers a treasure trove of information for individuals and organizations as they work toward achieving racial justice. Keeping the diversity of these different communities…

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Join NNAAC in its Campaign to #TakeOnHate

In celebration of its tenth anniversary this year, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) invites you to TAKE ON HATE and participate in a multi-year campaign to eliminate discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans. Announced yesterday at a press conference in Washington, DC, the initiative is a powerful response to what NNAAC Director Nadia Tonova calls…

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CAAP announces new software for charitable account management

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) today announces an exciting new partnership with Crown Philanthropic Services in the purchase of its DonorFirst online software platform. DonorFirst is now available to all our donor-advised fund holders and will allow fund holders to view all the details of their CAAP donor-advised fund, including fund balance, grant…

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TGI Releases 2014 Request for Proposals

It’s that time of year again! The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) has released the Request for Proposals for its 2014 Healthy Lifestyles and Educational Success grantmaking program. Based on a needs assessment conducted in 2011, TGI will grant up to $5,000 total towards projects that promote health and education for…

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