Huntsville Education Foundation (HEF)

  • The Huntsville Education Foundation (HEF) is a privately funded foundation dedicated to improving education in the Huntsville Independent School District. The Huntsville Education Foundation was organized in 1994 by educators and community leaders to promote excellence in education. The Foundation supports Huntsville ISD students and teachers by providing monies beyond those available through state and local funding for imaginative and innovative education programs and projects. Sample grants include units titled: Shattered Dreams, Let's Sing and Dance the Brain Smart Way, Marvelous Math Mania, Manners Count and many more!

    The Foundation is operated by tax-exempt donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the benefit of students and teachers. Contributions are tax-deductible and stay in Huntsville to benefit our children and enrich our community. Since 1994, the Huntsville Education Foundation has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund our grants that have impacted thousands upon thousands of school aged children in our public school system.  

    A large percentage of the contributions received each year go to fund current projects with the remaining percentage placed being placed into a permanent endowment fund, the interest from which will be expended on future educational programs. The Foundation goal is to raise $25,000 or more annually.

    Donors are categorized as Trailblazer Donors at Bronze ($250), Silver ($500), and Gold ($1,000 or more) levels.

    We graciously accept donations of any amount all throughout the year.  If you are looking for a special way to Honor or Memorialize an individual or family member, the Foundation welcomes those types of donations as well.


    For more information about the Huntsville Education Foundation, or to make a contribution, contact the Huntsville ISD Hawkins Administration Building at 936-435-6300. 

    The school district liaison for the Foundation is Shannon Duncan, HISD Director of Communications, 936-435-6397 or email

    Donations should be made payable to "Huntsville Education Foundation" and can be mailed to the address below:
    Huntsville Education Foundation
    Attention: HISD Communications 
    441 FM 2821 East
    Huntsville, Texas 77320
  • Teacher Grants

    The Foundation awards $20,000 in grants each school year to HISD teachers to provide innovative and enriching activities for students during the following school year.  The grant application process begins each spring with submissions due mid-Spring. 

    The grant applications are then reviewed by a Foundation panel and the grant recipients are announced during a reception in mid-May.  The funds are then made available for teachers to utilized during the next school year.
    To learn more about the Grant Process click here.