Why Give Monthly?
Becoming a recurring monthly donor is easy and convenient. By opting to make a budget friendly, tax-deductible monthly gift, your donation will automatically be processed on the 28th of each month. It also allows you to space out your contribution over time.
Your monthly commitment provides consistent support that helps HEF make strategic investments, build a predictable source of funding and allocate more resources to advance our programs with a long-term vision to create meaningful change.
Month after month you can feel good knowing your gift has a deep impact on students’ lives by providing free school supplies, mentoring, scholarships and technology for digital equity, plus support, recognition and development for our teachers.
What your monthly gift can do
As one of our most reliable supporters, you will join a special group of individuals who believe in our mission to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County. Your ongoing commitment can change the lives of students and their families.
With your monthly gift, you can help students feel…
You can close the homework gap by providing a student with internet service and computer technology.
You can provide a classroom of underserved students with the essential school supplies they need to excel.
You can support a student in our mentoring program with a mentor, college success coach and an opportunity to earn at least a 2-year college scholarship.
Meet Our Beneficiaries
Do you wonder who will benefit from your monthly donation and the difference you’ll make?
Discover the real stories of students, families and teachers.
Plant City High School Senior and HEF Take Stock in Children Mentee Romello Jones shares some of the incredible challenges he’s overcome to succeed in school and the tremendous impact having support from our program and a mentor to look up to has made in his life.
The Hernandez Family’s Story
Francis Hernandez is a mother of four who works full time and is going to school to become a nurse. She says she’s grateful to HEF’s donors who care about her kids’ success in school and their futures. Through our Digital Equity Initiative the family has received a computer, WiFi device and ongoing support.
Our Teachers’ Stories
Teachers who work at our district’s highest needs schools like Jessica Kight, Melissa Boucher and Kathy Isaacs rely on HEF’s Teaching Tools Resource Center for free school supplies to help ensure the most vulnerable students at their schools have the supplies they need for academic success.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is my donation used?
Hillsborough Education Foundation is committed to ensuring donations are used in the most impactful way possible. We support Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers and students in need through our programs:
- School supplies
- Digital Equity
- School and Classroom Enrichment
- Teacher Support and Recognition
- College and Career Readiness
92 cents of every dollar you invest is used directly for our initiatives. Our dedication to being responsible stewards of donors’ contributions has earned us these accolades:
- Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity
- GuideStar Platinum Transparency
- Exemplary Rating from Foundations for Excellence/Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
- Tampa Bay Business Journal One Tampa Bay Award
- Named “Tampa’s Top Charity Doing the Most with Donors’ Dollars” by Tampa Magazine
What are my payment options?
You have the option to set up your recurring donation on any major credit card or from a bank account direct debit.
All monthly gifts will automatically be processed on the 28th of each month or the next business day, if the 28th falls on a weekend/holiday.
How can I stay up to date on the impact of my gift?
You can sign up in the green box at the top of our News page to receive our monthly eNewsletter delivered straight to your inbox on the first Thursday of the month. While you on our website, check out our stories to see the power of your gift.
Watch for the release of our Annual Impact Report on our Financials & Annual Reports page. Your monthly gift of $250+ for the fiscal year will be recognized in the Our Partners section of our Impact Report.
Do you issue financial statements?
Once your gift is processed by credit card each month, you will receive a receipt via email.
You will also receive an annual summary of your prior-year giving by mail in late January.