The Be the Change Youth Giving Circle at Communities Foundation of Texas, launched in 2018, is a group of South Asian youth, ages 6-18, who are passionate and civic-minded about giving back to their local community. The goal is to increase awareness of local community needs and knowledge about philanthropy, become effective social impact agents through strategic change, and pool resources to provide community grants and affect positive change. The youth members have given out over $29,000 in grants to 9 nonprofits in the community through two grant cycles.

Why a Giving Circle for South Asian Youth?

Over the past decade, South Asians have become one of the fastest-growing demographics in the North Texas area and are projected to become the biggest immigrant group in the US by 2055. The giving circle offers a guide for philanthropic giving with an emphasis on teaching young people to become the leaders of tomorrow by starting today.

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy in our youth and their families
  • Provide social networks, leadership development, peer support, and collaborative learning
  • Develop important life skills such as decision-making, collaboration while empowering youth as leaders in our community
  • Build youth-adult partnerships through shared learning and participation

To learn more about the 2018-2020 grant cycles and program details, click here!

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The minimum contribution to participate is $500. However, if you love the program, we encourage you to give more to grow the pool of funds that the youth members can grant into our community towards the causes they care about. 
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Online donations are subject to a credit card processing fee of 2.9%. Your entire contribution is tax-deductible, including the processing fee.

Sejal Desai

Business Engagement Director, CFT for Business



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Ami Doshi

Director, Frontier Investment Management Company