Peter Farah Square

Welcome to the CAAP Advisory Board, Peter Farah!

CAAP extends a warm welcome to our newest board member: Peter Farah. Peter is currently the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary of The J. M. Smucker Company, where he has primary responsibility within the Legal Department for mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, and corporate governance. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College…

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CAAP 2017 Annual Report

Download our 2017 Annual Report

Our community’s boundless resilience, optimism and determination to succeed in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges has only served to make us stronger. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) continues that legacy by providing leadership and expertise to fulfill the giving aspirations of Arab Americans. Every single day, we work to serve donors, improve…

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Flint Water Crisis: How to Help

The city of Flint, Michigan is facing an extreme crisis, as their drinking water has been contaminated with toxic amounts of lead, rendering it extremely dangerous and unsafe and leaving thousands of families and individuals without clean water. CAAP is responding to the crisis by recommending groups that are working to help the people of…

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2015 Fall Grantee Roundup

With fall well underway, we would like to take the time to highlight some of the awesome upcoming events and programs from our 2015 grantees! If you find yourself in the East Coast, a couple of our grantees are hosting some exciting events! In Philadelphia, be sure to check out Al-Bustan’s “Music in Practice” on…

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Helping special needs individuals takes GUTS

Physical fitness has many benefits, including strong mental and psychological benefits. Brothers Paul and Todd Turner, the founders of GUTS (Ground Up Training System), hope to help individuals with special needs develop healthy fitness habits through their unique physical fitness and training program.  CAAP recently visited the brand new GUTS facility in Ferndale, MI, to learn more about their mission…

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Building a Coffee Bridge

Building a coffee bridge: connecting Yemen to the world

Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity. Coffee owes its origins to the Arab World, as it was first produced in the port city of Mocha in Yemen. It should be no surprise, then, that there exists a strong connection between coffee and Arab culture; the English word for coffee even comes from the Arabic word for coffee, ‘qahwa’. Coffee…

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Tasbeeh Herwees

Bringing a diverse perspective to news

Photo courtesy of GOOD Magazine The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) recently got a chance to speak with Tasbeeh Herwees, founder of Kifah, a Libya-focused online magazine, and a current employee of GOOD Magazine, a news organization that combats the negativity of today’s media by sharing positive news stories, to learn more about her and her work. CAAP:…

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CAAP Grantees at National Arab American Service Day

CAAP grantees take part in National Arab American Service Day

On Saturday, May 16 many of our 2014 grantees took part in the 11th Annual Arab American Service Day, hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC). National Arab American Service day sees thousands of volunteers from diverse backgrounds around the nation give back to their communities through various service projects. Photo: Access California Services In California, Access…

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Happy Mother’s Day

كلمة الشهر الأم Welcome to a special edition of our Arabic Word of the Month! Last month we took a look at the Arabic phrase describing selflessness and putting others before one’s self, نكران الذات. For the month of May we will be sharing the Arabic word for mother, in honor of Mother’s Day. Mothers…

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Jack Shaheen

Jack Shaheen: A reel good Arab

When it comes to Arabs and the media, Dr. Jack Shaheen is a household name. Prompted by the negative stereotypes present in television programs and films, Dr. Shaheen has devoted his time and work to changing perceptions of Arabs in mass media. He began his extensive research in the early 90’s, documenting and examining the many existing stereotypes and…

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