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AHEF Donors Fund $30,889 in First Round of Grants for the 2024-25 School Year


Donors to the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) recently funded $30,889 in the first round of grant funds for school projects and students for the 2024-25 school year. These funds are in addition to the $24,000 in perennial grants that AHEF funds each year. A second round of grants for the 2024-25 school year will open in August and awarded in October 2024. 

Through AHEF, donors funded the start-up costs of high school competitive cooking teams (AH ProStart Competition Teams), the materials to launch a K-5 Community Education Braille class for sighted students to build understanding and empathy, and a grant to bring more books in other languages to all K-12 libraries across the district. A list of the 16 grants awarded is below. 

“Our donors make these grants possible,” said DeGeest, “Thank you to everyone: teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and community partners, for making these equitable and innovative experiences possible for our students.”

The next round of grants will open in August 2024. For more information on AHEF grants go to or email


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