Welcome to HEF

Since 1995, Hopkins Education Foundation (HEF) has partnered with the Hopkins Public Schools community and awarded            $3.5 million district-wide to enrich all students with new learning experiences and resources.

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Step into a brilliant future - special appeal 2023

At HEF, we believe that every Hopkins student deserves a brilliant future and as a key partner in growing Hopkins students’ success, both in and out of the classroom, HEF is excited about the scope of this year’s special appeal, Step into a Brilliant Future

Coming alongside Hopkins students in the core areas of reading and math while also increasing their paths for future careers and further education, this HEF Special Appeal

  • Impacts our earliest learners, K-6th, by maximizing teacher literacy training through science of reading components including multi-sensory manipulatives and engaging, high-interest decodable books for students at all Hopkins elementary schools to make learning personalized and meaningful for all students.
  • Further develops math skills at all levels, Intermediate Algebra through Multivariable Calculus, for secondary students through the opening of the Academic Skills Center at Hopkins High School
  • Expands the Health and Human Services Pathway of study at the high school to include the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), First Aid and CPR/AED certifications while continuing to support the Royals College and Career Center.

We hope that you will choose to give generously this year to HEF’s Special Appeal so all Hopkins students can confidently Step into a Brilliant Future! 

get in on some Great Gathering Fun throughout the year

Sign up to attend a wide variety of events throughout the year! Great Gatherings are curated for smaller groups of 30-40 people or less.

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Look at Us!
Royal Bash 23 in Pics

Oh what a night! HEF’s Bash 23 was certainly one to remember! Take a moment to revist HEF’s largest fundraising event of the year with this gorgeous gallery from Michelle Wirth Photography.


A Record-breaking $125,000 in Fall Grants Have Been Awarded

Grant season is always a busy and inspiring time at HEF but this fall is a real standout since we’ve given more money to funding grants than any other grant cycle! With 16 creative and captivating grants approved, we had a lot of good news to share these last two weeks as awards were presented. Be sure to take a look at the many exciting, one-of-a-kind learning opportunities, wellness projects, and new adventures that await our Hopkins students.  Click the link or photo above to see all of the fall 2022 grants summary page.

Attention Hopkins teachers and staff: Do not fear if you didn’t get your fall grant application in but still have some cool ideas and/or classroom  needs that are floating around in your head. We’ll open the applications back up in the Spring for round #2 of grant giving this school year!

ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Check out our Awesome Fund Grants awarded to Hopkins 7th – 12th grade students!