HEF has activities throughout the school year to raise funds, connect with our community, and award grants.

To kick off the school year, we host an adults-only outdoor social event in downtown Hopkins. This fun evening features live music, food and beverages for purchase, and offers a great way to connect with other Hopkins parents after the long summer. Learn more.
Since our founding in 1995, HEF has hosted an annual social and fundraising event in late February. Over the years, the event has morphed from a fancy and formal gala in a downtown hotel to a slightly less fancy but still very classy event at a venue in the District. Learn more.
Royal Family Fun Day is a relatively new event for HEF. Late in the spring, we host an afternoon of FREE family fun for friends and neighbors across the District as part of our goal to foster a strong sense of community. Learn more.


Fall Grants 2019 Thanks (4)Since our founding in 1995, HEF has awarded more than $3.4M in grants to the District for a wide range of projects submitted by teachers, staff members, and student leaders in the junior highs and the high school. We award grants each fall and spring, plus we fund a major special appeal each year associated with our Royal Bash.

Check out the many grants we have awarded by school, by curriculum area, or by year.

Learn about applying for a grant.


Many families choose to thank their children’s teachers or other staff members during the winter holidays and at the end of the school year. Gratitude Gifts are a great way to contribute to HEF at the same time. In December and May of each school year, you can make a donation to HEF on a staff member’s behalf, and our staff and volunteers personally deliver your personal message along with a special treat.


We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.