What others say about us


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Amount invested in field trips for 950 economically challenged students in 2018-19

$7 mil

Amount of funding provided by HEF, directly impacting students since 1994


Percentage of students who improved in reading in the Community Learning Center Initiative in 2018


Percentage of increase in HEF funding for projects and innovative grants in Henrico Schools since 2016


Number of economically challenged students who received HEF funding for summer or night school classes required in order to graduate; 90% of participants graduated on time


Percentage of students who improved in mathematics in the Community Learning Center Initiative in 2018


Percentage decrease in out-of-school suspensions using HEF grant-funded restorative justice strategies at Highland Springs Elementary


Amount of HEF funding for K-12 library projects in 2018-19 which impacted 8,239 students

"For 25 remarkable years, no organization has done more for students and teachers in Henrico County than the Henrico Education Foundation. I couldn’t be prouder or more grateful for the positive relationships we’ve built and the breakthroughs we’ve made together. Please join me in supporting the next generation of innovation in Henrico County Public Schools!"

Dr. Amy Cashwell

Superintendent of Schools

Henrico County Public Schools

"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 played a significant role in creating an unforgettable learning experience at Greenwood ES. The grants we’ve received have lit a contagious flame of enthusiasm that is changing how all stakeholders view education in HCPS.”

Ryan Stein


Greenwood Elementary School

"Our teachers and leaders appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow, and HEF plays an integral role in making learning opportunities a reality. Thank you for the work you do for the entire Henrico County learning community."

Tracie Weston

Assistant Director for Professional Development

Henrico County Public Schools

"Thank you for all that you do for our school! We have two very strong community partners, thanks to your work! We are so lucky to have your organization supporting us!"

Erica Broudy


Trevvett Elementary School

"We couldn't do the important work we do with our precious children without HEF. Your belief in the power of a leadership school culture has enabled us to impact students for five years! We are deeply grateful for the projects you support at Crestview and throughout the district."

Jennifer Drake


Crestview Elementary School—A Leader in Me School

"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

"I gained a lot of insight from writing and implementing this grant. It was really great to see how accessible HEF makes it for teachers to achieve their goals."

Jade Miller

HEF Grant Winner

Fairfield Middle School

"I am sincerely grateful to HEF for supporting our school. I can't wait to share and implement this project!"

Karen Stein


Ratcliffe Elementary School

"Thank you for the support of our team. We would not have been able to achieve victory without your help."

Henry Hurlburt


Godwin High School Talon 540 Robotics Team