Giving Back & Beyond
CAAIP promotes dialogue between philanthropic organizations and nonprofits serving people of color, advocates for investment by African Americans and builds infrastructure for equitable leadership roles in philanthropy.
We envision a philanthropic community that effectively responds to the needs of African American communities and is inclusive of Black leadership and talent.
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP) is a membership organization committed to advancing philanthropy in African American communities.
CAAIP started as Chicago Blacks in Philanthropy (CBIP) in 1982. CBIP was started to increase philanthropy in the black community. Some early issues addressed during CBIP’s inaugural years were grantmaking for African American communities and organizations, starting networks for hiring blacks in philanthropy, increasing retention of those individuals hired, and advancing African Americans in philanthropy. Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy was formed in 1998. There were than 75 individuals involved in founding CAAIP. Each member represented a philanthropic organization in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Iona Calhoun-Battiste, Thrive Chicago
Special Events Committee
Sabrina Greig, Fry Foundation
Membership Committee Chair
Caronia Grimble, Woods Fund
Caroline McCoy, McCormick Foundation
Social Justice Committee Chair
Tawa Mitchel, MacArthur Foundation
Skills for Chicagoland's Future