Grants, Grants, and More Grants!! HEF has now topped $2.7 Million!

Boatbuilders grants fall 2018

HEF’s mission continues! An inspiring slate of eleven grants was just awarded! Learn more about these amazing projects HERE.

Staff and students – if you missed this Fall cycle, check out the procedures and deadlines to submit your grant(s) by the next deadline, and good luck!


Save the Date for Royal Bash 20192018 was a sell out; make plans to get your tickets early for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest.

Sponsorship Opportunities available NOW!

Tickets available beginning in January. Find out the basics here… more exciting info revealed closer to Winter Break.

Last February, all involved had Snow Much Fun and raised a record-breaking $275,000 to support initiatives at Hopkins Public Schools. A big thank you to our generous attendees, sponsors and volunteers.  Read more about Royal Bash 2018. Let’s do it again!!


Order Gratitude Gifts by Dec. 17th; Delivered Before Winter Break

HEF delivers! Let us convey your thanks and gratitude to ANY Hopkins staffer – coaches, paras, principals, custodians… not only teachers! Make a $25 donation in their name, and we’ll hand-deliver this Beautiful BIG  20 oz. ‘Hopkins Blue’ MUG, along with your personal message, right before Winter Break. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to express your appreciation during this traditional season of giving. We at HEF, and the District teachers and staff, are grateful that so many Hopkins families choose to to honor them in this way. It’s an easy click to order Gratitude Gifts. Then check out these photos of proud Gratitude Gift recipients.

Special Appeal 2018-2020

2018 Special AppealOur generous donors have now contributed nearly $100,000 to this important initiative to support the WHOLE student. Work is well underway, and you’ll receive periodic updates in our emails. Learn more. Take a minute to watch these two videos: Special Appeal 2018 and This is Real.




Another Fabulous HEF Party

Rock-n-Royal logo 2016GREAT PHOTOS here! Our 6th annual Rock-n-Royal community event (Saturday, September 8) was a rousing success. Attendees took full advantage of the beautiful weather, the live band, the delicious food and drink. Everyone received two entries into a drawing, and 10 lucky winners went home with gift cards from local businesses. The block in front of Hopkins Center for the Arts was full of HEF supporters, all coming together to kick off the school year, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate our community. Be sure to join us September 7th, 2019 – you’ll get all the details in the spring.

Family Fun Day – Watch for the next edition in spring 2019!

Last May, Hopkins District families gathered for our first annual Royal Family Fun Day! In the spirit of building our sense of community, we provided a fun opportunity for parents and kids to come together and just have fun.  Read more.

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