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.

Celebrate Black History Month with CAAIP

Join Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy as we celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and our central role in the history of the United States. We will gather to discuss the need to advance justice for our community at our signature event, Connecting Philanthropy and Community. Please consider supporting CAAIP through sponsorship opportunities and by registering for events.

Connecting Philanthropy and Community

Connecting Philanthropy and Community is CAAIP’s signature event and will recognize two leaders in the local philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, whose work exemplifies a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Black community. We are honored to welcome as our keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.


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. 

2019 CPC CAAIP Event


Racial Equity