Spring Gratitude Gifts!

Gratitude Gifts are a great way to wrap up an extraordinary year. Send your thanks to ANY Hopkins staff member HERE. As you can see, (even under the mask) Gratitude Gifts generate many smiles from grateful, hard-working, innovative, and adaptive staff. For a $25 donation to HEF, we’ll deliver a sleeve of yummy cookies from Great Harvest Bread Co. in Minnetonka, along with your personal message. If COVID prevents us from hand-delivery, we’ll substitute with an equivalent gift card to Great Harvest. 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.


Pathways to a Healthy Future
Just $2,000 still needed! 

Year 2 of Pathways: The Next Step

The next step for Hopkins scholars along their Pathway to a Healthy Future is the big step BEYOND Hopkins: their post-secondary plans. HEF’s 2021 Special Appeal is a College Admissions and Career Placement Specialist. $50,000 will fund this new position for the 2021/22 school year. Donate HERE to help us get there! LEARN MORE HERE 

WATCH this terrific video about HEF’s 2020-2022 Special Appeal, ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ (Year 1).

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.


Spring Grants Continue to Support Staff and Students During the Pandemic
Deadline to Apply: March 26

Attention Hopkins Staff: the same rolling Grant Application procedure will continue for the Spring 2021 cycle, open until Friday, March 26. Find all details HERE.

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 Fall 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 to support the Hopkins School District’s shift to distance learning.

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