The Kanji Family Foundation was established in the loving memory of our father, N.V. Patel. (1929-1994). NV grew up in a small village in Gujarat, India, where he worked as a farmer and put himself through college before relocating his family to Zambia in search of economic opportunity. His life’s journey took him through England and eventually settled in the United States, and it’s where three generations of the Kanji family reside today.
He will always remain in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope his presence will guide us, not only in our Foundation endeavors, but in every aspect of our lives.
As an immigrant family that came from very humble beginnings, we were very lucky to access economic opportunities that have allowed us to help others who are less fortunate. We believe it is our responsibility to ethically, effectively and equitably give back to our community – with our heart and soul.
Naginbhai Vallabhbhai Patel (1929-1994)
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established on the principle that philanthropy is a partnership between a giver and a receiver, the Kanji Family Foundation’s purpose, as a private, family foundation, is to show that consistent, charitable giving is necessary to impact our community for the better.
The Kanji Family Foundation makes a positive difference in the state of Florida by supporting qualified education, healthcare, and needs of families and individuals. By providing funding to local education, healthcare, and religious organizations, the Foundation will make positive changes to people’s lives and build and enhance the community in which they live.
In carrying out this mission, the Foundation will identify critical issues that resonate within the community and focus on supporting this mission.