Institutional ($1,000)

Foundation, corporate giving program, donor advised fund or giving circle

Individual ($100)

Staff or board members of  foundations, corporate giving programs, donor advised funds, giving circles or philanthropic nonprofits

Ally ($100)

Individuals who are interested in supporting the mission of CAAIP

Student ($25)

Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in philanthropy and interested in promoting healthy African American communities​


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.

Other benefits include:

  • Voting privileges at membership meetings

  • Eligibility for election to the CAAIP leadership
  • Employment announcements on CAAIP website

  • Connection to potential future mentors, employers and colleagues

  • Recognition on CAAIP website (institutional only)

  • Discounted membership (students only)



Social Justice 

The Social Justice Committee helps CAAIP put together action agendas to advocate on social issues impacting the Chicago African American community through a lens of racial equity and inclusion. These social issues may include, but are not limited to, education, public health, juvenille and criminal justice, workforce development, housing and the arts.

Special Event 

The Special Event Committee is responsibile for strategically planning and overseeing CAAIP's signature event Connecting Philanthropy and Community. This includes, but is not limited to, setting its structure, managing operational and fundraising budgets, promoting the event, overseeing award nomination and selection, and organizing volunters.

Communications and Membership 

The Communications and Membership Committee is a newly formed merger of two smaller committees. In addition to member recruitment, engagement and retention, the committee helps CAAIP develop member-driven content for all communications channels including the website, eblasts, social media, and events.

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