Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) is a membership organization committed to promoting dialogue, advocating for investment in African American communities, and building infrastructure for equitable leadership roles in the social sector. We invite you to join us.

Joint Response to COVID-19
from Chicago’s Philanthropy Affinity Groups

As we continue to understand and feel the impact of COVID-19, the social sector has sprung into action offering rapid response to the critical challenge that we face. Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy stands alongside the leadership of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Chicago and Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy in the call for a timely and effective response to the current moment that centers individuals and communities that will experience the most severe impacts to their health, housing, economic security and safety during this crisis – communities of color.


Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy promotes dialogue between philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, advocates for equitable and effective philanthropy in African American communities, and builds infrastructure for equitable leadership in the social sector.

Become a Member

Join a community that effectively responds to the needs of the African American community and its leaders. A CAAIP membership provides you with a connection to a large network of professionals and experts in philanthropy, free and discounted admission to special events, as well as updates on research and development in the social sector.


In light of on-going concerns about COVID-19 we are reaching out with an update on upcoming CAAIP events. At this time we will postponing in-person events and shifting to virtual gatherings, when possible. We will be postponing our signature event Connecting Philanthropy and Community and will provide additional details shortly. 

2019 CPC CAAIP Event


Racial Equity