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Through a dynamic public-private partnership with Henrico County Public Schools — the commonwealth’s sixth largest school division — HEF serves more than 48,000 students in 72 educational facilities. Since its formation, the foundation has provided more than $9.7 million in direct funding affecting more than 600,000 students, teachers, parents and guardians across Henrico County. The Henrico Education Foundation funds creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap and provides resources for teachers to support the most challenged schools. The foundation’s unique role is vital to meeting the educational needs of our community’s children while providing partnership opportunities for businesses, community leaders and citizens to directly impact public schools.

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'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


HEF in the Community

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Excellence in Education Dinner

3rd Annual Excellence in Education Dinner

Celebrating Our Heroes in Education

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Greater Richmond Convention Center

Please join us as we celebrate and honor the many partners who have made our growth and impact possible. We are thrilled to be able to spend the evening together as we honor YOU - our HEF Heroes.

Learn more about this event: https://henricogives.org/dinner/

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

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.