Grant Awards for HHSD Educators
Each year, the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation awards teacher grants to give all students, grades K-12, access to extraordinary learning opportunities. Many familiar and regarded programs in our District were launched with HHEF grant funds, including LEGO robotics, virtual reality, LINK Crew, Trout in the Classroom, Be a Part of the Conversation, and STEM drones. We are incredibly proud of our grants tradition, which empowers our teachers, engages our students, and ensures a dynamic curriculum.
The HHEF offers two grant award programs:
Innovative Learning Grants enable teachers to apply for up to $10,000 to launch a groundbreaking program with the potential to advance the school curriculum.
Classroom Grants offer teachers at every school $300 awards to support any instructional need in their classrooms.
See Previous Years' Grants:
Grants Awarded 2019-2020
Grants Awarded 2018-19
The HHEF remains committed to both our educators and our students as they face unprecedented challenges in light of COVID-19. In this hour of need, the Foundation has prioritized our most vulnerable students by providing WiFi hotspots for families lacking internet services in their homes. We hope to ensure that all Hatboro-Horsham students, regardless of circumstance, are able to access the remote learning opportunities our teachers are providing.
Other HHSD Programs
The HHEF annually supports the following programs
for Hatboro-Horsham School District.
Jarrett Nature Center
The HHEF supports the district's outdoor classroom by inviting environmental educators from organizations like Briar Bush Nature Center and Schuykill Center for Environmental Education to facilitate workshops with students.
As an ongoing partner of Hatters Robotics, the HHEF provides funds for equipment needs and supports the teams' participation in local and national competitions.
Be a Part of the
Be a Part of the Conversation is a drug and alcohol awareness program founded within Hatboro-Horsham School District. The HHEF funds the workshops they provide for students, teachers, and families affected by addiction.
Guest Presenters Series
Each year, the HHEF welcomes accomplished authors, speakers, and artists to present, perform and work with Hatboro-Horsham students. These experiences, from performing alongside an accomplished musician to hearing the motivational words of a renowned athlete, represent the extraordinary learning opportunities we endeavor to provide. Prior speakers have included M.I.T. professor and robotics pioneer, Woodie Flowers, children’s author David Kirk, basketball star Chris Heron, and the Cavani String Quartet. Whenever possible, our guests stay for an evening presentation for the community.
In 2019-2020, the HHEF hosted the following guests:
In February 2020, the HHEF welcomed acclaimed illustrator Floyd Cooper to visit with 4th and 5th graders districtwide. Mr. Cooper demonstrated his signature artistic technique known as oil erasure, shared the experiences that have shaped his career, and engaged the students by re-imagining their scribbles into new works of art.
This year's resident was Steve Hoffman, Director of Coffee, for One Village Coffee in Souderton. Mr. Hoffman gave Mr. Bonner's high school science classes an in-depth look at the scientific process behind roasting perfection! Students have learned about the "roasting curve" -- the mathematics that determine how quickly and to what temperatures a bean is roasted and the machinery behind this intricate process.
"The Trouble with My Name"
Reflecting the Latino-American Experience
Javier Ávila is a renowned author, professor, and poet. He began his career teaching English in Puerto Rico. He moved to America and became a professor and earned himself the 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year Award. Mr. Ávila visited Keith Valley Middle School on October 10, 2019. His presentation discussed his personal journey as a Puerto Rican in America--covering issues of language, race, and social justice all while embracing the diversity of our nation.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Ms. Anderson visited Hatboro-Horsham High School on October 22, 2019 and spoke with 9th and 10th grade students. She gave insights into the characters and shared the inspiration behind the novel, Speak. She also offered a presentation for all seniors focused on her writing and editing process.
The HHEF's Girls' STEAM initiative is encouraging girls in our district to maintain an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math throughout their school career.
The HHEF will host a series of Girls' STEAM assemblies and lunch-n-learn programs to introduce girls in Keith Valley and High School to accomplished young women pursuing STEAM-related careers.
Please contact Stephanie Yoder (email@example.com) if you are interested in getting involved with HHEF’s Girls STEAM initiative!