EducationFIRST Grant Awards
Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund


NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and supported by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed teacher-led projects and district-wide projects that foster social and emotional (SEL) skills in students in grades PK-12. This funding is for both new initiatives and expansion/continuation of existing projects. NoVo Foundation are offering up to $5,000 grant awards for teacher-led SEL projects for the 2018-19 school year, as well as up to $25,000 grant awards for district projects that span multiple schools in the 2018-19 school year. Though all proposals are welcome, extra consideration will be given for proposals that specifically serve one of the following student populations:

  • Students from indigenous communities
  • New arrivals (such as refugees) or immigrants 
  • English learners 
  • LGBTQI students 

Deadline: 5pm PT on Friday, April 20, 2018
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