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Center for Arab American Philanthropy

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), an institution of ACCESS, is the only national, full-service philanthropic institution dedicated to building a legacy of giving in the Arab American community.

Founded in 2006, CAAP’s aim is to shape the future of society through the collective power of philanthropy, and empower the community to be change makers and community builders through education, asset-building and grantmaking. CAAP works directly with individuals, communities, families and businesses to maximize the impact of giving through:

  • Donor-Advised Funds that allow donors to determine the organizations and issues they want to support, while providing access to CAAP’s professional staff members who share their knowledge, expertise and guidance
  • Giving Circles that provide donors with the opportunity to combine their giving with others and learn more about the organizations they help fund
  • Personalized Education and Outreach Services for individuals, families and corporations interested in developing a giving plan
  • Community Grantmaking that strengthens and empowers Arab American organizations across the country
  • Disaster Relief Grantmaking supporting humanitarian organizations which provide emergency aid to victims of natural and man-made disasters throughout the world
  • Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) — The only Arab American youth philanthropy program in the country.  

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Katherine Hanway, donor services and program officer

Phone: 313-842-5130