HEF’s Mission Continues; Supporting 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 are being made this fall on a rotating basis, to better allow for IMMEDIATE implementation. Check back frequently to see what’s happening HERE

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

Fall Grants Cycle – Attention All Staff

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, HEF is responding promptly to the needs of Hopkins Public Schools educators by offering an expedited grant cycle. The fall grant cycle has been ongoing; HEF accepted Concept Forms through November 13, 2020, and has been awarding grants on a rolling basis. More info HERE

HEF’s Upcoming Events

Fall Gratitude Gifts are here! It’s a great way to thank our amazing, adaptive, hard-working Hopkins staff! Order HERE by December 14th, to send a nifty blue mask, along with your personal message, to ANY staff member.

VIRTUAL Royal Bash, February 20, 2021 is deep in the planning stages. It will be a short, SWEET, exciting event, free to attend and open to EVERYONE. Watch for details SOON! 

Students Are Awesome

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HEF recently awarded $3,184 for four HEF Awesome Fund grants to student clubs. Thanks to innovative students they are currently in various stages of planning and implementation, in spite of distance learning. Green Halls is busy purchasing supplies and growing the plants they will use to beautify and enlighten HHS. Tamp Action will provide menstrual supplies at HHS when school resumes, and in the meantime, continues to prepare for presentations to both junior highs regarding period stigma. Kendama Club members are practicing their game as they work to schedule an inspirational speaker to share with fellow students their on-point message of transforming adversity into growth. Although Gender and Sexuality Alliance had to cancel the spring Qrom (Queer Prom), they look forward to creating future empowering events for teens from across Minnesota. More on the Awesome Fund HERE.


$301,600 Raised at Royal Bash 2020!!

Check out photos HERE ! Thank you to our generous sponsors for their invaluable support!

THANK YOU to all who attended Royal Bash 2020! Great Ideas DO INDEED Blossom Here! In addition to funding grant requests for 2020/21, your generosity (along with committed corporate matches) fully funds HEF’s Special Appeal ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ , building on HEF’s recent student wellness focus.

Pathways to a Healthy Future

WATCH this terrific video about HEF’s 2020-2022 Special Appeal, ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ and LEARN MORE HERE

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