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Have you ever wondered where your donation was going, or if you’re really making a difference with your charitable giving? Donor-advised funds operate like charitable bank accounts that offer a low-risk option for giving back to the causes that you care about most.


How donor-advised funds work

Donor-advised funds offer a convenient, low-risk solution to conduct your charitable giving.

  • Your fund is housed at CAAP, and acts as a vehicle to become more strategic and purposeful with your philanthropy.
  • You can establish your fund with a minimum of  $1,000, and start recommending grants immediately.
  • CAAP does all the work for you, and when you establish a donor-advised fund, it’s a step towards being more intentional in your giving by dedicating more resources to causes you care about most.
  • You can distribute your money through an expendable fund account, or choose to leave a legacy through our endowed fund option.

The first step to starting a donor-advised fund with the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is to decide which cause(s) you want to support. From there, we’ll work with you to determine the right fund option to meet your needs. CAAP will be there every step of the way to answer your questions and help you make the most of your charitable giving.

Get started with launching your own fund with CAAP by filling out the form below.