It’s Less than a Week till MN’s Giving Holiday!

Every November, Minnesotans demonstrate their generosity and community spirit by participating in Give to the Max Day and this year is certainly no different. At HEF, we like to recommend digging in further to GiveMN’s motto, “support the MN causes you care about most,” and consider who it is you care about most.

So often our relationships bearing the greatest significance are tied to the children in our lives. Whether we are parents or caregivers or simply believe wholeheartedly that children are, in fact, our future. HEF exists solely to pour into the lives of children as shared in our mission, “to enrich all Hopkins students with new learning experiences and resources.”

Please consider making a generous gift to HEF on November 17th! Having begun our fourth school year during these pandemic times, our Hopkins students and teachers continue to need our support more than ever.

Visit HEF’s page at and invest in the future of our Hopkins students today!


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 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!

Save the Date — Feb 25, 2023!

Mark your calendars. Invite your friends. Don’t miss the upcoming HEF Royal Bash on February 25, 2023!

It’s our most important fundraiser of the year. Our 2022 event raised just over $250,000 for grants and our Pathways to a Healthy Future special appeal.

And… it’s a great party!! Check out these pictures of the 2022 Royal Bash.  What could be better?  Raising money for our schools and having a great time with your friends!  Watch this space for more information as our 2023 planning progresses.

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