The Nido Fund
What is the Nido Fund?
The Nido Fund is an annual giving program providing the greater Nido community with the opportunity to make contributions to the school in support of priority projects that enrich the student experience.
Founded as a non-profit educational foundation, since 1934, Nido has relied on the generosity of its community — founders, teachers, staff, parents, alumni, and friends — to create the dynamic and innovative school that it is today. Nido’s core values — engagement, ingenuity, adaptability, generosity, and happiness — reflect our history and our future as we educate students to be compassionate contributors to their communities and the world.
The Nido Fund gives parents, alumni, friends, and companies the opportunity to support Nido with charitable contributions that are tax-deductible and to make a real difference for current Nido students. Donations of all sizes support Nido’s growth, and donors will receive an official donation certificate (“certificado de donacion”), in in accordance with Chilean law.
Featured here are the highlights of the five projects that this year’s Nido Fund will support. Annual giving touches every student, in every grade, every year. We hope that you will consider investing in Nido students today and help us grow together for the future.
- Nido Fund 2017-2018 (without restrictions)
- Financial Aid
- Curriculum Enhancements
- Nido Arts Program
- Nido Athletics Program
Our financial aid program is used to support exceptional students whose parents need some assistance paying their tuition fees. Nido offers financial aid packages covering up to a maximum of 50% of the annual tuition on a means-tested basis. In 2016-2017, we were able to offer more merit-based financial aid places than ever before thanks to generous donations to this fund.
Nido Faculty & Staff Awards
Established thanks to generous donations from faculty and staff of the school, these special financial aid awards will be awarded for the first time in the 2018/2019 school year. The award will be given to students in financial need who are considered to be real ambassadors of the Nido Way.
Alumni Scholarship Fund
Founded by the Class of 1992 to honor the memory of their classmate Julian Carcamo, this fund supports children of alumni in financial need. Contributions to this fund will ensure that alumni can send their own children to Nido, regardless of the financial situation.
Nido prides itself on offering an exceptional education, for which we hire the very best teachers from around the world, draw on the most-respected educational research, and use materials and learning activities that will allow our students to grow into curious and caring young adults. Support to curriculum enhancements is used to provide our students with new resources to encourage their development.
Here at Nido our students have access to a fantastic range of creative activities including art, music, drama, and dance. Each year, Nido puts on a range of musicals, plays, concerts and much more, all in our state-of-the-art theater. In order to ensure that students continue to enjoy the Nido arts program, we need your support to fund these productions and to invest in new musical instruments and art supplies.
Sports have always been an integral part of a Nido education; in fact Waldo Stevenson chose the school’s location because it would allow students’ education to take place both in the classroom and in the green hills surrounding us. At Nido, sports covers so much more than just PE class. Donations to our athletics program will support Nido’s sporting activities as part of the curriculum, in After School Activities and off-campus.