Our Mission

The mission of The Nikhil Badlani Foundation (the "Foundation") is to expand and enhance the lives of underserved children in West Orange, New Jersey, and neighboring communities through individualized lessons for talented musicians, scholarships for graduating seniors, and traffic safety awareness and education for all.

The Foundation helps children pursue their passion for music by providing individualized music lessons for free or at a reduced cost for students from West Orange and neighboring towns who show talent and promise and who demonstrate financial need. Through such lessons, the Foundation hopes to foster creativity, self-esteem and confidence in children, as well as raise their awareness of and participation in local and state music organizations, such as the New Jersey Youth Symphony and the Youth Orchestra of Essex County.

The Foundation helps support the West Orange Scholarship Fund, which provides monetary awards to graduating West Orange High School seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, good character, artistic ability, and community involvement, in addition to financial need.

Traffic Safety Awareness
The Foundation will partner with state and local authorities by hosting events to promote awareness of traffic rules and improve traffic safety in residential areas, and by spreading the message “STOP means stop.”

The Nikhil Badlani Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in July 2011. EIN#: 45-2812172