2018 Grant Cycle Is Open

The Hesston Community Foundation (HCF), an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF), was established to assist in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs in the Hesston, Kansas area. HCF supports the mission of Hesston, Kansas, to “Harvest the Good Life” by granting funds to worthy organizations that strive to help Hesston become a better place for all area citizens, now and in the future. They help nurture this mission with the “Sprout to Harvest” initiative, which is centered on six principal areas of need in the Hesston community:

Public Health
Retirement Living
Organizations of Faith & Service
Town Parks & Resources

Link to open applications: Click Here

2016 Grant Awards

Hesston Community Foundation Grant Awards 2016   $25,600

Hesston Fire/EMS                                                                                                              $3,000

 Stair Chair for the purpose of lifting and handling patients safely

 Whitestone Mennonite Church                                                                                    $1,000

Support for Summer Food Program for low income children/families

USD 460 Hesston Middle School                                                                                    $2,750

MakerSpace for Hesston Middle School

Hesston Intergenerational Child Development Center                                          $1,200

 Bye-Bye Buggy for transporting multiple toddlers in and around center

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains                                                                                        $3,000

Earth Partnership for Schools experience for USD 460 students

Hesston Public Library                                                                                                      $2,189

Mini-libraries across Hesston community

Hesston Bethel Performing Arts                                                                                   $1,000

Transportation to concerts for Hesston seniors and USD 460 outreach

USD 460 Hesston High School Robotics Program                                                     $2,000

VEX robotics kits for student use in program

Hesston Public Library                                                                                                      $3,000

Author visit for USD 460 students during Community Read event

 Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts                                                             $1,626

Movement therapy opportunities for Parkinson’s patients at Schowalter Villa

            Scholarships for at-risk Hesston students participating in BCAPA program

Hesston Recreation Community Education                                                                    $ 750

Scholarships for participation in HRCE programs                                                                                             

Hesston College “HOME SWEET HESSTON” Fall 2016 Community Event           $4,085

Free open-to-all community meal and “Promise of Living” concert on October 1