Spark Grants offer an additional opportunity for Helena’s Public School teachers to access funds to provide enrichment opportunities for students. Apply by Tuesday, April 4 for the 4th Quarter Spark Grants!
Read the 2022 issue of Pen & Ink and get excited for the May launch of Pen & Ink 2023!
Great educators make great schools. The Helena Education Foundation supports Helena’s educators by providing grants that bring their great ideas to life.
Students, Teachers, Families, welcome back to school for the 2022-23 school year! We look forward to bringing you Helena Education Foundation’s annual educational enrichment programs and opportunities and celebrating all that the Helena Public Schools do for our community. Enclosed you’ll find a list of our regular programs, including a calendar of events, but also check the Foundation website—hefmt.org— from time to time for any changes and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
The Helena Education Foundation enhances the experiences of public education students and educators in Montana’s capital city. HEF sponsors a wide array of events annually: Issues Institutes for students, teachers and community, Great Ideas Grants and Spark Grants; the Celebration of Excellence for graduating seniors and their Distinguished Educators; Trading Places for learning and collaboration among school administrators and community leaders; Great Conversations for civil discussion and life-long learning; Fabulous Firsts providing books to first graders; the community celebration Carnival Classic and more.
Key to HEF’s innovation is our message that excellent public schools forge healthy communities and that this vehicle allows the entire community to invest time, assets and enthusiasm in the cause—“Great schools are everyone’s business!”