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Engaging minorities through social justice philanthropy

Part of our CAAPtivating Reads series by Katherine Hanway, CAAP Donor Services and Program Officer In preparation for World Day of Social Justice on Feb. 20, CAAP suggests you read a new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), titled “Real Results: Why Strategic Philanthropy is Social Justice Philanthropy.” The report argues that…

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Take advantage of the charitable tax deduction

Are you getting the most out of your charitable giving? Charities fought a hard battle to protect the tax deduction last year, worried that any governmental changes regarding the charitable tax deduction would reduce individual giving. For most people, receiving tax benefits is not their sole incentive to give to nonprofit causes, but donors should…

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The future of philanthropy is diverse

How will America’s growing diversity contribute to the future of philanthropy? A new report commissioned by New Ventures in Philanthropy, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations Community Foundation Leadership Team addresses the ways that America’s growing diversity will contribute to the future of philanthropy. A selection of the trends…

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Now accepting proposals for our 2013 Operational Support Grant Program

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is seeking proposals for its 2013 grantmaking program. A total of $53,000 will be granted to Arab American organizations working for social justice and other issues. Grants up to $7,000 each will be awarded to Arab American community organizations seeking general operating support. CAAP will put priority this…

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I am a Philanthropist: Diverse Voices in Giving

The D5 Coalition’s latest film features an array of donors from the Midwest U.S. who embody populations that have been underrepresented in the world of philanthropy. We are very proud that CAAP Board Member Wadad Abed was chosen to participate as an Arab American philanthropist. Thanks to D5 and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for funding CAAP…

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Philanthropy comes in many flavors: Different types of foundations

Part of our Philanthropy A-Z series With more than 1.2 million public charities and foundations in the U.S., it can be confusing to sort out the differences between the types of foundations. The term “foundation” is applied somewhat liberally, but the general definition of a foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization set up to donate…

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CAAP & NNAAC partner to strengthen Arab American civil society

AAANY youth organizer registering people to vote for 2012 elections The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) are pleased to announce they will be granting $45,000 to three NNAAC member organizations that were highly engaged in the 2012 elections, thanks to a grant from the Ford…

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Syrian refugee relief results

Earlier this year, we launched an emergency campaign to aid Syrians who have lost their homes as a result of the ongoing crisis. The latest estimates from the United Nations Refugee Agency place the number of Syrian refugees at more than 500,000. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from so many of you…

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