Spring Gratitude Gifts Were a Big Hit! More Photos HERE

334 Gratitude Gifts were distributed to Hopkins staff – that’s 1,002 yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies baked by Great Harvest Bread Co. in Minnetonka! What a great way to wrap up an extraordinary year. Thank you to all of the families who donated to HEF through this bi-annual program. Your donations help to fuel the next round of grant requests, during the 2021/22 school year. Remember, you can order a Star Card anytime for a donation of just $5; it’s a fun quick shout-out to any staff member.


Super Fun Night!

Rock-n-Royal 2021 was a hit! More than 300 HEF Supporters gathered on Saturday night, September 18, in front of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, for our annual block party. It was a beautiful night! Photos HERE

Virtual Royal Bash
RAISED $182,031
for Hopkins Scholars!!

EVERYONE Had a FREE Seat at the Table on Saturday, February 20, for Royal Bash 2021 – a ONE-HOUR, VIRTUAL event, open to ALL (link to the show is still available HERE). The show is full of inspiring alumni testimonials and engaging videos of HEF Grants in Action from each Hopkins school. Belinda Jensen, KARE11 Meteorologist, emceed the event, along with co-hosts Principals Eduardo Navidad and Jeff Radel. All three were fabulous, and deserve a big round of applause. Watch again HERE and please share the link!). Pathways to a Healthy Future, HEF’s Special Appeal, is still open! Please DONATE HERE. Thank you!

Behind-the-scenes photos HERE. For more details, take a look HEREAnd be sure to thank all of our generous Sponsors, listed HERE, who have shown their devotion to Hopkins Public Schools students in this difficult time!

A Whole Lot of Awesome

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HEF has just awarded two fun Awesome Fund grants. Learn more HERE about the DJ Club at HHS, which promises to provide years of excitement to many, many students; and the very busy Baking Clubbers at West Junior High HERE. More on the Awesome Fund HERE.


HEF Grants Continue to Support Staff and Students During the Pandemic

Undaunted by the current pandemic and the shift to distance learning, Hopkins staff and students continue to innovate and generate BIG ideas. Virtual grant presentations were made this past year on a rotating cycle, to better allow for IMMEDIATE implementation. See what your donations are funding HERE.

HEF also made a $50,000 COVID-19 inspired grant in May, 2020 to support the Hopkins School District’s shift to distance learning.

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