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.

Our Statement on Recent Racial Violence

While we may not be able to come together in the ways we have before to process and heal, please know that we are here, we are holding space for your grief, and we are demanding an end to white supremacy and the forces of racism that continue to devastate our communities. Our humanity as Black people must be recognized – and the senseless murder of our sisters and brothers must end. As a community of leaders who have long recognized the need for systems and practices that effectively respond to the needs of the Black community, we hope that you will join us in this call.


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