NoVo Foundation knows that practitioners have some of the most inspiring, effective and innovative ideas in the field and is committed to supporting the spread of social and emotional learning (SEL) practices in schools and districts nationwide. In partnership with Education First and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, NoVo Foundation aims to seed projects that foster social and emotional competencies in students in grades PK-12, including ideas for new initiatives or expansion or continuation of an existing project.

For the 2019-20 school year, applicants from two different pools are invited to apply:

  • Individual teachers or teams of teachers seeking to implement SEL initiatives in your classroom or school in the 2019-2020 school year, and
  • District-level applicants seeking to implement SEL initiatives district-wide and/or across multiple schools within one district (including a charter network).

Grant awards for teacher-led projects will be a maximum of $5,000 each. District-level grant awards will be a maximum of $25,000 each. For the first time, the foundation will also award a small, select number of two-year grants. Find more details in the RFP document

Applications will be accepted February 4 through March 22.