2020 HERO in Education

Award Dinner

August 12, 2020
HERO event cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

For additional information, please reach out to:
1-219-309-6120 cell/ text

*In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Award Dinner is cancelled. Continue to monitor the HEF website for information


Supporting Extraordinary Learning Experiences to Help Students Succeed

Every child in Hammond deserves access to a quality public education.


In order to make that vision a reality in the School City of Hammond, a district where the majority of students are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, we must recruit, train, and retain the very best educators. We believe that an empowered teaching force is the lever in addressing the very real gaps affecting our school district and community.  Our investments reflect that belief.

Learn more about our board and how you can get involved here.

Learn more about what is going on in the School City by reading our blog.

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 Innovate Education.
Donations to the foundation will be used to implement innovative programs that have proven outcomes. 
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Hammond Education Foundation.

41 Williams Street

Hammond, IN 46320

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Contribute to our endowment!
HEF's endowment ensures that innovative programs will always be available to students. Reach out for more info on how to donate!
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HEF hosts a limited number of events during the year. Come hang out and give back!

Building a path to college, and fostering a culture of success

 The Blueprint



Every child in Hammond deserves access to a quality, public education.
Acorn Grants


Every fall, HEF invests ~$30,000 in innovative, teacher designed grants throughout the School City of Hammond. To date, we have invested over $1 million in 1000s of grants!

Education Matters


Education Matters is a coalition of Hammond based organizations dedicated to providing quality, public education to all students. 

We believe that an empowered teaching force is the lever in addressing gaps affecting our school district. Our investments reflect that belief.


  Our Scholarship program works in conjunction with our Blueprint initiative to provide students financial access to college and technical training.

Alumni and Friends


  The Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools is a group of dedicated individuals whose mission is to advance the educational success of their alma mater. Find out more here.



41 Williams Street, 

Hammond, IN 46320

Phone: 219.933.2400 x1044

Email: HEF@Hammond.k12.in.us


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