About Us

EFHC funds learning programs that inspire discovery, promote creativity and problem solving, build confidence, and encourage each child to reach for the stars and envision a future beyond the classroom. The Education Foundation believes that every child is born with a natural desire to learn and is capable of achieving their fullest potential if they experience motivating and imaginative opportunities that reveal and encourage their unique talents. Through its partnership with HCDE, EFHC has funded programs impacting thousands of students throughout 25 ISD’s and cultivated a network of talented educators. In addition to existing programs, EFHC develops new initiatives by providing the tools, talent and technology that engage students in original curriculum aligned for success in the 21st century. Visit us at

HCDE provides education services to the general public and 25 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at