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CLC Summer Programming

How do we reach summer camp students during COVID?

July 15, 2020

It’s easy, we bring the program to them! Through HEF’s Community Learning Center (CLC) initiative, working in partnership with HCPS, we’re delivering programming to nearly 100 students in the safety of their own homes. Site Supervisors from Ratcliffe Elementary, Glen Lea Elementary, Wilder Middle, and HEF’s CLC Program Officer created a virtual learning plan featuring…

Dominion Club

Thank you Dominion Club!

June 12, 2020

Thank you so much to The Dominion Club and their generous members for the fabulous $25,500 donation to HEF’s COVID-19 response fund. This support continues to ensure that vulnerable families have the support they need, including meals and access to materials for remote internet-based learning. We’re all in this together and we’re thankful to have amazing partners…

COVID-19 Update

June 3, 2020

Thank you to all of the generous donors who have given to HEF’s COVID-19 Response Fund. HEF has raised $640,905 since March, 2020 to ensure vulnerable families have the support they need, including meals and access to materials for remote internet-based learning. While the impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be felt for months and…

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Facebook Grant Enables HEF to Strengthen COVID-19 Response

May 15, 2020

The Henrico Education Foundation is expanding the impact of its COVID-19 Response Fund supporting vulnerable children and families in Henrico County, thanks to a $280,000 grant from Facebook. The tech company’s Henrico Data Center is located in eastern Henrico’s White Oak Technology Park. The foundation has partnered with the center as part of Facebook’s COVID…

Thank You!

May 7, 2020

  Today we’d like to say thank you to all of the generous donors who have given to HEF either as a part of #GivingTuesdayNow or who have given to our COVID-19 Response Fund during this difficult time. We are so thankful for your support, and because of you our work will continue as we…

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HEF is so very grateful to all of our amazing partners, especially during COVID-19!

May 1, 2020

The staff and volunteers of the HCPS Family and Community Engagement team are on the front lines providing meals and assistance to children and families living in poverty. Their work is fueled by the community’s generous donations to HEF’s COVID-19 Response Fund. On Tuesday, May 5th, you can assist HEF’s efforts to make certain that…

Robins Foundation's Family Crisis Fund

Check out this encouraging update on the Robins Foundation’s Family Crisis Fund

April 30, 2020

We are proud to partner with the Robins Foundation to ensure individual checks are making it into the hands of our area’s most vulnerable families. Working hand in hand with the HCPS Family and Community Engagement team we have identified approximately 200 families so far who will have benefited from this service. If you’d like…

How we’re responding to COVID-19

April 21, 2020

We’ve been busy the last month! On behalf of the thousands of students, teachers and families served by Henrico Education Foundation (HEF), thank you for your continued support! These are confusing and uncertain times for all of us. But this doesn’t mean the important work of the foundation and our public schools has stopped. Our…

Wawa Foundation

Thank you Wawa Foundation for supporting our COVID-19 relief efforts

April 8, 2020

HEF received a $1,000 grant from the Wawa Foundation to support “grab and go” packaged meals for HCPS students in Henrico County.

Thank you Wawa for this generous donation!

We have exceeded our matching goal of $15,000

April 1, 2020

Your Help is Still Needed Thanks to your generosity we have exceeded our matching goal of $15,000 for the COVID-19 response fund! Thanks to the Robins Foundation who matched that $15,000, we now have $30,000 more to support HCPS students and their families during this challenging time. While we have reached our matching goal, your…