dialogue. investment. leadership.

Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy is a membership organization committed to achieving racial equity in philanthropy by advocating for investments in Black communities and expanding Black leadership opportunities in the social sector.

our mission.

CAAIP is a membership organization committed to achieving racial equity in philanthropy by advocating for investments in Black communities and expanding Black leadership opportunities in the social sector.

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Through social events, professional development programming and workforce opportunities, CAAIP helps members build community and grow their careers.

our events.

The power of philanthropy lies within its ability to intentionally connect to community members. To foster connection across the CAAIP community, CAAIP provides a variety of networking opportunities for its members.

trust black women.

Trust Black Women focuses on the power, presence and purpose of Black women to build equitable, just, and joyous spaces within our social sector community.

news & announcements.

Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative Founding Director Search Launched

Building on the recommendations elevated in the in our two reports Illinois Will Win When Its Black Residents Win: We Must Support and Sustain a Black Liberation Agenda Now and Illinois Black Advocacy: A Landscape Analysis, we are excited to share that our next step in this effort will be to hire a Founding Executive Director to steer the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative.

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Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative Reports Released

past year, through a series of webinars and conversations, we have joined together to discuss strategies for advancing advocacy for Illinois’ Black communities. We thank you for your commitment to participating in these conversations and are writing to share an update on the status of the effort.

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CAAIP Leader Featured on Chicago Tonight

Tawa J. Mitchell, co-chair of CAAIP’s leadership team, spoke with “Chicago Tonight” anchor Brandis Friedman and two other leaders from our sector: Monique Brunson-Jones, president and CEO of Forefront, and Liz Thompson of The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education (CAFE). Thank you Tawa for your leadership in this important conversation!

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