• Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

MONAT Gratitude Awards grant locally to close education achievement gaps

By Kristen Jackson

MONAT Gratitude

MIAMI – MONAT Gratitude has awarded Cincinnati nonprofit Price Hill Will with a $5,000 grant as part of its $1 million pledge to close achievement gaps in underserved communities around the world. The grant will be used to support tuition-free, daily music programming for children in Price Hill.

The grant is a result of MONAT Gratitude’s ongoing efforts to support new and existing initiatives in arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship. In total, MONAT Gratitude has invested more than $500,000 in youth education programs across the globe so far in 2022. 

“Nonprofit organizations receiving grants from MONAT Gratitude are focused on enriching our youth with arts and culture, sports, entrepreneurship and recreation education because we’ve learned that extracurricular activities in these areas promote development of motor, language and social skills,” said MONAT Gratitude CEO Lu Urdaneta. “By supporting these programs, we hope to positively impact student outcomes in communities across the globe.”

Price Hill students participate in a music program. Photo provided

Price Hill Will creates systematic change in the Price Hill neighborhood through equitable physical, civic, social, economic and creative development that improves the quality of life for all families in the community. The organization uses ensemble-based music as a vehicle for youth development and community engagement. Through immersion in music, students develop a love of music-making, a love that they will carry with them for a lifetime. As one new student said, “MYCincinnati is my favorite place to be after school. I have always wanted to play an instrument ever since I learned about music from my dad. At first, I wanted to play violin or flute but then I chose the cello and I love it. The teachers are really nice and will help you learn; you get to choose which instrument you want to play, and the snacks are really good too.”

MONAT Gratitude was founded in 2014 by MONAT Global, an international healthy aging haircare, skincare and wellness brand founded to help people everywhere enjoy beautiful, healthy, fulfilling lives through exceptional, naturally based products; a fun and rewarding business opportunity; and a culture of family, service, and gratitude. Eligible nonprofits in the U.S. can learn more and apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 now through December 28 via the MONAT Gratitude’s grant page at monatgratitudegoal.com.