The Boston University Diaspora Studies Initiative is partnering with the organizers of the CAF America–CAF Canada Diaspora Philanthropy Summit.  The Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and Charities Aid Foundation of Canada (CAF Canada) are looking for qualified organizations and diaspora groups to join the Diaspora Philanthropy Summit, November 2-3, 2017 in the Washington, DC area. The Summit seeks to bring together groups and individuals who have a specific US- or Canada-based diaspora group they are engaging with to inspire cross-border giving in support of charitable activities in their home communities or countries of origin.

We define diaspora broadly as a people who are living in the United States and/or Canada who are away from an established or ancestral homeland and want to give back philanthropically and tax-effectively to that homeland.

Delegates will share their plans to engage and inspire the diaspora group of their interest while learning from CAF America’s, CAF Canada’s, and other delegates’ various models and programs for focusing tax-effective support towards vetted charities and projects in the established or ancestral homeland chosen by the delegate. We invite all relevant organizations to submit a proposal for attendance; we especially welcome domestic (US & Canada) and international charities that have either ongoing engagement with diaspora communities or concrete plans to develop it.

Please see below for more information and how to submit a proposal, or contact rodima@bu.edu or diaspora@cafamerica.org .

Diaspora Philanthropy Summit Background Information and RFA

Diaspora Philanthropy Summit Application