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Ignite a Brighter Future

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Together we can

Ignite a Brighter Future

Our story

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Watch this video to learn about the key focus areas of the foundation and how your donations help fund high-quality programming for students in Henrico County Public Schools.

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 Celebration

Our fourth annual Excellence in Education Celebration was an exciting evening that highlighted workforce and career development in Henrico County and showcased the work of the foundation and Henrico County Public Schools to empower #LifeReady students. HEF hosted more than 550 attendees at the event on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Dewey Gottwald Center, and raised a record $400,000 of unrestricted funds in a single event - thanks, in large part, to our amazing 68 business sponsors. Learn more about this event and see the photos.

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Our Success Depends on the Generosity of our Donors

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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 has made a huge difference for my students needing night school or summer school for a class or two for graduation or just to catch up with their grade level. I know my students would not have graduated high school if it wasn’t for this program. Thank you so much!"

Michael Otley

School Counselor - Highland Springs High School

"HEF has been a great thought-partner and resource to positively impact the lives of our scholars and school community. We appreciate HEF’s commitment to excellence, service and building a brighter future. Glen Lea Elementary School thanks HEF for its unwavering support to assist our families while making provision for their needs."

James Gordon

Principal - Glen Lea 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.