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The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is an independent nonprofit organization in collaborative partnership with Henrico County Public Schools — the commonwealth’s sixth largest school division —supporting more than 48,000 students in 74 educational facilities. Since its formation in 1993, the foundation has provided almost $10 million in direct funding affecting more than 650,000 students, teachers, parents, and guardians across Henrico County. As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public education, we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers, and administrators, continually identifying and developing transformational initiatives that improve school performance and lead to student success.


HEF in the Community

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Excellence in Education Dinner

HEF 2023 Dinner 90

Celebrating Our Heroes in Education

Thursday, February 9, 2023

We’re excited to announce that we had 300 attendees and raised $222,623 of unrestricted funds thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors and attendees. Thank you to Presenting Sponsor, Meta and the Henrico community for supporting our public schools!

Learn more about this event, see the photos, and make a donation

Tee-Off for Education Golf Tournament

24th Annual Tee-Off for Education Golf Tournament
September 28, 2022

It was another big win for Henrico County Public Schools students and teachers, as well as our wonderful sponsors at this year's golf tournament. THANK YOU! Moseley Architects, Presenting Sponsor, AT&T, Dell, and  Strawbridge Studios, Tournament Co-Sponsors. Thank you to ALL our sponsors for your support of HCPS through this fun event!

Click here to view photos from the event

Our Success Depends on the Generosity of our Donors

Support Our Kids

How Can I help?

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With your help, HEF completes the funding puzzle by providing critical funds to ensure that Henrico schools continue to close opportunity gaps and remain a leader in innovation.


Would you like to know more about HEF's relationship with the school system and how we are funded?

Donate to HEF

By supporting the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF), you are developing tomorrow's leaders and providing students the tools they need for success.

What others say about us


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"HEF's greatest contribution to Henrico schools includes serving as an incubator for new and cutting-edge programs (along with the funding to implement them) to enhance the educational experiences of Henrico County's students!"

Wade Anderson, HEF Board Member

"Henrico Education Foundation sees no barriers, just solutions on how to make learning innovative and fun! Thanks for being the game changers in the 804, and supporting teachers and students at Greenwood and all throughout Henrico County".

Ryan Stein, Principal - Greenwood Elementary School

Make a Difference

Giving to Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is one of the most effective ways to support our children’s schools. Funds raised by HEF do not come from large endowments, they come from people just like you.
Every donation is life changing.

Mail your general fund donation to Henrico Education Foundation
P.O. Box 31413, Henrico, Virginia 23294
Donate Online
or call us at (804) 877-9400.