“I just hustle, make money and give back,” is the motto for this 27 year old Syrian American. Chafik “The Chief” Zaideh is the Director of Business Development at Granada Islamic school, as well as a business consultant who helps define streams of revenue for nonprofits to continue providing their services. But when he isn’t…

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2017 Adawia Alousi Scholars

Introducing the 2017 class of Adawia Alousi Scholars!

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are vastly underrepresented – indeed, a rarity. However, CAAP is aiming to turn the tide through the Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women. This scholarship program, the first of its kind, will establish a sorority of Muslim American women pursuing STEM: the Adawia Alousi Scholars. The fund…

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Syrian Refugee

Delivering hope and a sense of home to Syrian refugee families

Imagine being forced to leave your home and flee your country for your and your family’s safety. Imagine coming to a country with very little in terms of personal possessions, with limited support to assist you as you attempt to rebuild your life in a foreign land. Such is the reality of Syrian refugees forced…

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Al Bustan - Giving Guide

CAAP’s 2016 Guide to Giving

In 2016, CAAP supported numerous organizations all over the country through our competitive funds, each organization providing important services in various fields such as humanitarian relief, human services, arts and culture, and youth leadership development. CAAP supported the relief efforts of Baitulmaal through the Disaster Relief fund, as it provided necessary aid to those affected…

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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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Hiba and Chady

Meet Hiba Yazbeck, a Lebanese American philanthropist

Since she was young, philanthropy has always played a huge part in her life, being raised by parents who were active philanthropists. A financial expert and accountant in the automotive industry, Hiba Yazbeck, along with husband Chady Webhe, has spent much of her life giving back to others. We recently spoke with Hiba Yazbeck to learn more about…

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Stephanie Abraham

Stephanie Abraham and a Passion for Helping Others

For Stephanie Abraham, giving is in her blood. Her mother comes from an Irish Catholic family and her father’s family emigrated from Lebanon and Syria, where they were Maronite Catholics. For Stephanie, philanthropy wasn’t an option but a given. Her parents gave 5% of their income to the Church and 5% to other charitable causes,…

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Arab American Scholarship

NAAP Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) is currently accepting applications for the Arab-American Scholarship, the deadline to apply is December 30. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and an appreciation, understanding and promotion of his or her Arab American identity to the student community at large….

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2015 CAAP Grantees

2015 CAAP and TGI grantees announced

A grand total of $46,000 will be distributed to deserving community groups across the country, thanks to the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) and its commitment to unite and empower Arab Americans through collective giving. CAAP’s community grantmaking program, supported by CAAP board members and individual donors across the U.S., allows eligible Arab American…

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