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CFT’s North Texas Giving Day–the largest community-uniting, generosity-raising giving event in the nation – is a time for celebration, joy, and GIVING! Each September, thousands of nonprofits (this year, more than 3,300!) are supported by the givers in the North Texas region–and friends from around the world–who prioritize lifting the life-changing work done by incredible North Texas organizations every single day. This year, NTX Giving Day marked its 13th annual celebration and broke another record, raising $66 million by way of more than 100,000 donors!
North Texas Giving Day is made possible by generous organizations, individuals, and supporters, including The Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation, a private family foundation established by Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia in 2006. Based in Bedford, Texas, the Foundation is dedicated to making an impactful change around the world by funding innovative solutions and programs that enrich communities and serve the common good. After being introduced to NTX Giving Day in 2020, the Bhatias felt that supporting the event was in direct alignment with their mission. The foundation's grantmaking focuses on local, national, and international organizations that support medical and healthcare research, education, mental health, intellectual and physical diversities, human rights and social justice, women and girls empowerment, and emergency responses.
On NTX Giving Day, the Bhatia family experienced the day live and in color, when their family and foundation staff came to visit and spread a little love and joy to organizations across the metroplex. Because of their support, for the first time ever, NTX Giving Day featured and awarded dedicated prizes to nonprofits working in the cause areas of intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities and mental and behavioral health.
The family and team made site visits to nonprofits, participated in virtual prize announcements, and learned about the transformational work happening right here in the region they call home. While on a site visit to Ranch Hands Rescue-Bob’s House of Hope, a safe house for young men who have endured sex trafficking, the family was so inspired and moved that they awarded the organization another $5,000 grant and sponsored a Thanksgiving celebration for clients and staff.
The Bhatia family and their foundation are prime examples of how a family’s commitment to generosity can build connections and create moments that leave a lasting impact on real people’s lives, one gift at a time. Their generosity translated to showing up, listening, and sharing. They modeled their mission, and that mission was certainly felt on Giving Day and in the days that followed.
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