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Mission

The Henrico Education Foundation strengthens schools by advancing impactful initiatives that improve student outcomes.

Vision

All schools are strong.
All students are prepared.

Through a dynamic public-private partnership with Henrico County Public Schools — the commonwealth’s eighth 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.

For almost three decades, HEF has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of our community’s children. 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 initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. Our program and funding priorities focus on implementing research-based initiatives that enhance learning in the classroom, create best practices and complement the Henrico County Public Schools’ (HCPS) improvement plans. We support all schools in Henrico County, working to provide every student the support and resources they need for success.

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Our actions are based on these

Core Values

Students First

Improving student outcomes is at the core of everything we do. As a part of that, we will advance initiatives that support the whole child.

Engagement

We will involve our school communities in identifying needs and creating solutions.

Continuous Improvement

We will use creativity and innovative thinking as we seek to improve our systems and processes.

Accountability

We commit to evaluating the impact of our work and to seeking ways to increase the return on the investment the community makes in our schools.

Equity

We seek equity and accessibility for our students and our colleagues.