Founded in 2001, the Helena Education Foundation has been making a difference in our local public schools since 2002. As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, the Foundation serves all students – K-12 – as well as educators in the Helena School District. Contributions to the Foundation are used to implement signature programs delivered each year including:
Since the Helena Education Foundation was incorporated in 2001:
Your generosity ensures we will be able to continue impacting the educational experiences of our 8,000 public school children.
We at HEF are thoughtful, responsible, and efficient stewards of donations we receive and we practice transparency and accountability.
HEF provides sponsorship opportunities to businesses, groups, and individuals for all of our programs and special projects. We strive for excellence in our stewardship of the donations we receive and provide outstanding recognition, promotion and engagement opportunities for our funding partners. Businesses and individuals may sponsor a Great Ideas Grant, Spark Grant, students and teachers at Celebration of Excellence, Great Conversations, books for Fabulous Firsts, Carnival Classic, Pen & Ink magazine, Issues Institutes and special school and community-wide learning institutes.
If you are an employee of the state of Montana, you may support the programs of the Helena Education Foundation through the State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign. The state of Montana has created an easy, online form specifically for state employees. You may make a one-time gift, or give through a payroll deduction.
The HEF’s SECGC code is 5128.
If you are an employee of the Helena School District, you may support the programs of the Helena Education Foundation through a payroll deduction using a simple form (HPS Payroll Deduction Form) that you can submit via interoffice mail. You may also make a one-time gift simply using the donate now button on this page.