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* Catastrophic leave is "to provide paid leave to unit members who have suffered from a personal  catastrophe (such as destruction of their home or prolonged illness) when the unit member's sick leave is exhausted." (HUSD/HEA Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 11, Q)

Annual Fund

Although HEA isn't involved with Fundraising, we are proud to be a sponsor of The Hayward Education Foundation. Click below for philanthropic opportunities.

CTA Giving

Please go to the CTA website for more information

NEA Foundation

"Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. The NEA Foundation receives contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals, including educators. We take seriously our commitment to the public school educators and students we serve and our stewardship of the donors who contribute to our work. We are proud that we have received Charity Navigator’s highest, 4-star rating on financial health, accountability and transparency for the past eight years, a record that puts us in the top two percent of all rated charities." To learn more about who your donation can help, click here.



Help a colleague in need. You can donate days to a specific person or to the General Bank to help other HEA members in need. To donate, fill out the contribution form and return it to the HEA Office.

You can email, fax, use interdistrict mail or drop the form off at the HEA Office. 

Unexpected crises happen;  when it does, it is comforting to know that you can turn to the Catastrophic Leave Bank and request additional paid leave.

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