Competitive Grantmaking Funds

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) operates several funds to support our competitive grantmaking programs. Expenditures from these funds are subject to the approval of the CAAP Advisory Board, and any grant opportunities from these funds will be posted as they become available. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter in order to be informed of any grant opportunities.

Competitive grantmaking funds at CAAP include:

The Community Grantmaking Fund

Recognizing the need to assist chronically underserved Arab American communities, CAAP established the Community Grantmaking Program in 2009. Our oldest grantmaking initiative, the Community Grantmaking Program provides critically-needed general operating support to Arab American nonprofits around the country. From education, to arts and culture, to human services, learn more about how CAAP supports organizations at the forefront of empowering the Arab American community.

The Disaster Relief Fund

Created as a response to the outbreak of various environmental and humanitarian crises across the world, this fund has supported efforts to combat disasters and provide for long-term development in Syria, Japan, Gaza, and Haiti. Learn more about our efforts around the world.

Empower Women and Children Fund

Arab American women and children are critically underserved, and face various barriers to becoming fully participating citizens of the U.S. This grantmaking program provides a line of support through nonprofits that offer economic empowerment initiatives, which include vocational ESL instruction, financial literacy classes, and small business development. Learn more about how this program is enabling Arab American women and children thrive.

Teen Grantmaking Initiative

Through our various TGI chapters around the country, we are empowering youth to take action and serve their community through philanthropy. TGI is the only Arab American youth philanthropy program in the country. Through TGI, youth fundraise, learn about the needs of youth in their community, make grants to service those needs, and learn about team building and leadership in the process. Learn more about TGI.