Chicago African Americans

in Philanthropy 

a membership organization committed to advancing philanthropy in African American communities

Racial Equity Value Statement


Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) affirms a commitment to racial equity grantmaking, a commitment fueled by a desire to highlight and dismantle systemic racism and its cumulative impact on the African American community.  By utilizing a racial equity lens in grantmaking, philanthropic organizations can help begin the dismantling of structures that support and perpetuate racial inequity. (more info)

Become a Member

CAAIP membership provides a connection to a large network of professionals and experts in philanthropy. Membership also provides free and discounted admission to special events, as well as updates on research and development in philanthropy.

Upcoming Event 


Join us for Connecting Community and Philanthropy featuring keynote lecturer Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. 


Thursday, October 17, 2019 at JP Morgan Chase & Company 


Connecting Community and Philanthropy is CAAIP’s signature event and will recognizes two leaders in the local philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, Kaye Wilson and Ayesha Jaco, whose work exemplifies a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the black community.

208 South LaSalle , Suite 1540

Chicago, Illinois 60604

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