The Center for Arab American Philanthropy strengthens the impact of strategic Arab American giving through education, asset building and grantmaking, in order to improve lives and build vibrant communities.
The Center for Arab American Philanthropy is building a legacy of giving in the Arab American community, shaping the future of our society through the collective power of our philanthropy and empowering the community to be change makers and community builders.
We accept responsibility for the long-term stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.
We are committed to institutional excellence and valuable service to our constituents.
We respect donor intent in all our grantmaking.
We seek to develop and influence philanthropic leaders.
We foster innovation, cooperation and responsiveness.
We encourage collaboration and partnerships to leverage our giving with others
We operate with agility in order to be responsive to our donors and the needs of the community
Integrity and Transparency
We operate effectively with integrity, credibility, accountability, transparency and agility.
Our organization is characterized by a generous and caring spirit.
We maintain the highest standard of ethics in our programs, activities and operations.
Empowering Communities and Improving Society
We value inclusiveness, diversity, equity and social justice.
We respect the dignity of individuals, their human and civil rights.
We are committed to improve the world in which we live.
Code of Ethics
We are committed to
Using the Center’s human and financial resources wisely.
Acting honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all of our transactions and dealings.
Being responsible, transparent, and accountable for all our actions.
Avoiding conflicts of interest and to the appropriate handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships.
Complying with the spirit and the letter of all applicable laws.
Treating our grantees fairly.
Treating our staff members with respect, good faith and fairness in a workplace that safeguards the rights and welfare of all.
Acting responsibly toward communities in which we work.
Being responsive and inclusive, ensuring that avenues of communications are accessible to all communities.
Continual improvement of our institution.
Improving the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct, and effectiveness of the philanthropic and nonprofit community.
The Center for Arab American Philanthropy weaves together our traditions of generosity and hospitality, highlighting the impact of Arab American giving in broader society
Through the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, we are a vital contributor to improving the communities in which we live
CAAP is firmly planting our roots in American society, building a proud heritage that leaves a legacy and inspires our children to invest for future generations
CAAP enriches our civic participation in society, tying our collective futures to the common good and well-being of all through our philanthropy
CAAP offers a pathway for each of us to become a philanthropist, providing a safe and productive venue for giving
CAAP unites the Arab American community through our culture of giving, leveraging each gift to expand our philanthropy locally and nationally
*CAAP’s mission and vision statements were revised in 2011 following a strategic planning session with our board.