CAAP Welcomes New Director  

 CAAP Welcomes New Director Tamara El-Khoury to lead nation’s only Arab American community foundation  The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP)—an institution of ACCESS—announced, today, the appointment of Tamara El-Khoury as its new director, following a year-long national search. El-Khoury takes over the role that was formally assumed by CAAP’s founder and previous director, Maha Freij, who is currently ACCESS President and…

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Basem and Muna Hishmeh: Arab Americans of the Year

CAAP and ACCESS are incredibly pleased and proud to announce that this year’s prestigious Arab American of the Year award will be presented to distinguished international advocates and philanthropists Basem and Muna Hishmeh at ACCESS’s 48th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Basem and Muna’s extraordinary commitment to numerous worthy causes has helped them uplift the voices of countless individuals…

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Building Blocks for New Americans Fund

In the news: CAAP’s Syrian refugee fund

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s (CAAP) new fund, Building Blocks for New Americans, has received coverage on multiple different news outlets! The Building Blocks for New Americans Fund aims to provide Syrian refugee families with the necessary assistance to resettle and rebuild in the U.S. To learn more about this new initiative and for…

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Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers are Strengthening Philanthropy

Check out this awesome CAAP mention in the Huffington Post! “Youth often roll up their own sleeves to assess needs in their communities before defining their grantmaking focus. For example, the Teen Grantmaking Initiative at the Center for Arab-American Philanthropy surveys students at the schools that they themselves attend to understand what needs they perceive…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

CAAP in the News

Take a look at some of the coverage CAAP has received over the years! “CAAP: helping build the field of Arab-American philanthropy” Mott News from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Published 2009 “Ethnic Philanthropy Extends Its Reach: A Conversation with Maha Freij of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy” The Nonprofit Quarterly Published May 17, 2012…

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