Gigi Grant

Gigi Grant

The NaliniKIDS Gigi Grant is available to schools that value openness, creativity, and connectivity.

The Gigi Grant is available to schools that value openness, creativity, and connectivity.

The Gigi Grant is available to schools that value openness, creativity, and connectivity.

The Gigi Grant is available to schools that value openness, creativity, and connectivity.

The Gigi Grant is available to schools that value openness, creativity, and connectivity.

OVERVIEW

NaliniKIDS believes that cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor when it comes to bringing social emotional learning into your school. The Gigi Grant provides financial assistance to schools that show strong commitment to providing NaliniKIDS to their students.

Grant recipients benefit from funding toward student and teacher materials, while the hosting school covers the cost of mandatory teacher training. The grant may be awarded for 1 or 2 years.

We invite grant applications from teachers, school counselors, and administrators (if an application is completed by a teacher or school counselor, it must be done with the support of an administrator). All types of schools—public, private, independent, and charter schools—are welcome to apply.

NaliniKIDS believes that cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor when it comes to bringing social emotional learning into your school. The Gigi Grant provides financial assistance to schools that show strong commitment to providing NaliniKIDS to their students.

Grant recipients benefit from funding toward student and teacher materials, while the hosting school covers the cost of mandatory teacher training. The grant may be awarded for 1 or 2 years.

We invite grant applications from teachers, school counselors, and administrators (if an application is completed by a teacher or school counselor, it must be done with the support of an administrator). All types of schools—public, private, independent, and charter schools—are welcome to apply.

NaliniKIDS believes that cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor when it comes to bringing social emotional learning into your school. The Gigi Grant provides financial assistance to schools that show strong commitment to providing NaliniKIDS to their students.

Grant recipients benefit from funding toward student and teacher materials, while the hosting school covers the cost of mandatory teacher training. The grant may be awarded for 1 or 2 years.

We invite grant applications from teachers, school counselors, and administrators (if an application is completed by a teacher or school counselor, it must be done with the support of an administrator). All types of schools—public, private, independent, and charter schools—are welcome to apply.

NaliniKIDS believes that cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor when it comes to bringing social emotional learning into your school. The Gigi Grant provides financial assistance to schools that show strong commitment to providing NaliniKIDS to their students.

Grant recipients benefit from funding toward student and teacher materials, while the hosting school covers the cost of mandatory teacher training. The grant may be awarded for 1 or 2 years.

We invite grant applications from teachers, school counselors, and administrators (if an application is completed by a teacher or school counselor, it must be done with the support of an administrator). All types of schools—public, private, independent, and charter schools—are welcome to apply.

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Applications for the 2019–2020 school year are open now!

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Applications for the
18–19 school year are available now!

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Applications for the
18–19 school year are available now!

Click below for details on how to apply.

Applications for the 18–19 school year are available now!

Click below for details on how to apply.

Applications for the 18–19 school year are available now!

Click below for details on how to apply.

From test anxiety to bullying to the teacher-student relationship, students from an elementary school in Queens, NY share how NaliniKIDS has benefited them.

APPLICATION PROCESS

No matter what, we want to work with you and your students.

Research shows that NaliniKIDS improves a school’s community.

No matter what, we want to work with you and your students.

Research shows that NaliniKIDS improves a school’s community.

Applying for a grant can feel frustrating—you're often guessing what to write and crossing your fingers that you will even hear back.

Our application process is different:

While the questions we ask are serious, how you answer them can be fun! Our number one goal is to get to know your school community. Our application gives you space to express yourselves and share who you are with us in a way that feels authentic to your community.

We'll provide you with dates and deadlines so you'll know when you can expect to hear from us—and you will hear from us! At each stage of the process, which will last less than a month, you will receive feedback from NaliniKIDS staff. 


During the 2016–2017 academic year, a research team from Teachers College at Columbia University conducted an independent evaluation of NaliniKIDS. This study measured changes in empathy, peer relations, and emotional wellness post-program participation.

The researchers explored the experiences of youth, teachers, and school administrators with the NaliniKIDS program and its tangible and measured impact on the quality of the broader school environment.

Applying for a grant can feel frustrating—you're often guessing what to write and crossing your fingers that you will even hear back.

Our application process is different:

While the questions we ask are serious, how you answer them can be fun! Our number one goal is to get to know your school community. Our application gives you space to express yourselves and share who you are with us in a way that feels authentic to your community.

We'll provide you with dates and deadlines so you'll know when you can expect to hear from us—and you will hear from us! At each stage of the process, which will last less than a month, you will receive feedback from NaliniKIDS staff. 

Next steps you can take now:

Next steps you can take right now:

Next steps you can take right now:

Next steps you can take right now:

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Data showed that participating in the program over multiple years increased its impact. 


Data showed that participating in the program over multiple years increased its impact. 

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Consistent and broad engagement in NaliniKIDS may improve: empathy among students, peer relations, and opportunities for inclusion.


Consistent and broad engagement in NaliniKIDS may improve: empathy among students, peer relations, and opportunities for inclusion.

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NaliniKIDS was found to be accessible and enormously meaningful to many members of the school’s community.


NaliniKIDS was found to be accessible and enormously meaningful to many members of the school’s community.

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THANK YOU

The Gigi Grant is made possible by Pinak Mehta, who honors his parents, Vidyaguari and Ambalal Mehta, with this grant. Vidyaguari and Ambalal both valued education and community. Vidyaguari (called Gigi by her loved ones) was known for her commitment to learning and for being an amazing orator, with a gift for language. Ambalal was a humble man, whose strong moral values and work ethic united his family and those around him.

THANK YOU

The Gigi Grant is made possible by Pinak Mehta, who honors his parents, Vidyaguari and Ambalal Mehta, with this grant. Vidyaguari and Ambalal both valued education and community. Vidyaguari (called Gigi by her loved ones) was known for her commitment to learning and for being an amazing orator, with a gift for language. Ambalal was a humble man, whose strong moral values and work ethic united his family and those around him.

The Gigi Grant is made possible by Pinak Mehta, who honors his parents, Vidyaguari and Ambalal Mehta, with this grant. Vidyaguari and Ambalal both valued education and community. Vidyaguari (called Gigi by her loved ones) was known for her commitment to learning and for being an amazing orator, with a gift for language. Ambalal was a humble man, whose strong moral values and work ethic united his family and those around him.

The Gigi Grant is made possible by Pinak Mehta, who honors his parents, Vidyaguari and Ambalal Mehta, with this grant. Vidyaguari and Ambalal both valued education and community. Vidyaguari (called Gigi by her loved ones) was known for her commitment to learning and for being an amazing orator, with a gift for language. Ambalal was a humble man, whose strong moral values and work ethic united his family and those around him.

The Gigi Grant is made possible by Pinak Mehta, who honors his parents, Vidyaguari and Ambalal Mehta, with this grant. Vidyaguari and Ambalal both valued education and community. Vidyaguari (called Gigi by her loved ones) was known for her commitment to learning and for being an amazing orator, with a gift for language. Ambalal was a humble man, whose strong moral values and work ethic united his family and those around him.

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