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For more information about how you can help make an impact with HEF, please contact our Chief Development Officer, Jay Shively at
or (804) 877-9401.

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“Savannah loves the program so much including Ms. Amber and all of her teachers. I hear all about doing yoga, piano, art and playing with friends. Thank you all so much for creating an after-school program where our child is so happy!"

Parent of student

in the Shady Grove Elementary Learning & Discovery afterschool program

"The [garden] grant has had a positive impact on the school. It has invigorated teachers, encouraging them to get outside with their students and create new ways to implement curriculum."

Matthew Cross

HEF Grant Winner - Short Pump Middle School

"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

"Through this grant writing experience, I learned that HEF supports you every step of the way! From the beginning of the grant writing to the final submission, HEF was available to answer any questions I had."

Jackie Raye Cooper

Instructional Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist - HEF grant recipient

“The vending machine has been a huge hit with Greenwood students! From the day that it was installed in the library to now, students constantly check for updated titles and ask how they can receive a book.”

Amy Coward


The Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization providing Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) with additional education programs, financial resources and support to increase student achievement. Since its founding in 1993, HEF has played a vital role in meeting the educational needs of Henrico’s children.

During the 2021-22 school year HEF impacted more than 36,575 students, teachers and parents — with over 93% of this impact made possible by donations directly from partners like you! You are the reason we are able to grow programs, launch new initiatives and achieve outcomes for so many Henrico children.

Together we can Ignite a Brighter Future.

Choose your monthly impact!

How Will Funds Be Used?

  • Support academic programs and hands-on learning initiatives to prepare students for success for in college and career
  • Provide assistance to financially disadvantaged students, ensuring that every child has equal access to educational opportunities
  • Support our Community Learning Centers which take an innovative approach to improve student learning and build stronger families and healthier communities
  • Fund advanced teacher training
  • Provide leadership development programs

What Types of Gifts Can I Make?

  • Cash or check
  • Stocks, mutual funds or bonds
  • IRAs, 401Ks or profit-sharing plans
  • Life insurance
  • Real estate
  • Charitable trusts or gift annuities
  • Bequests by will or trust