Give Local, Big Impact this #GivingTuesday

*The following link will take you to our online donation portal. Please consider a gift to the Impact or Operating Funds for the Hesston Community Foundation. By clicking “Show All Funds”, you are able to direct a gift to a fund that speaks to your heart.


Giving Tuesday is a magical day of generosity for the world, and giving a little to the Hesston Community Foundation really does go a “latte way” to ensuring that our Impact Fund gives back thousands of dollars to the Hesston community forever.

Because of generous donors who had a vision for a strong community, our Impact Fund was established 11 years ago. Because of donors who have believed in that vision since, the balance has grown to nearly $625,000! We were able to grant nearly $22,000 directly back to the community this past year in support of projects that benefit everyone who lives here. That amount will only continue to grow as we grow the fund.

Whether you are a new donor or an old friend of the Foundation, your gifts have made an impact – Give during our #Giving Tuesday event to ensure the brightest future possible for Hesston!

Have Dinner with Us Wednesday, October 13!

Plan your upcoming Wednesday night dinner and dessert OUT!
We have great food trucks offering a variety of delicious food coming to Hesston next Wednesday, October 13 in the Hesston College parking lot from 5-7:30.
Bring the entire family and all your friends out to enjoy food from Salted Creamery, Hesston Bakery & Cafe, Meat Rubbers BBQ and Catering, Ken N Barbie’z Rollin Diner, Face Stuffers Food Wagon and Cousin Hector’s. It should be a great time with yard games courtesy of Hesston College, musical entertainment from Landon Unruh and the homecoming parade.
Tickets for the Saturday Hesston Recreation & Community Education smoking competition will be on sale during the event. Advance tickets are $10!
Check out Home Sweet Hesston for a full schedule of events!

Giving Tuesday

Giving a little goes a ‘latte’ way!

Join us at Lincoln Perk

December 1, 6:30 am – 5 pm

$5 coupon for every donation made to Hesston Community Foundation


Hesston and the Hesston Community Foundation to support local businesses with Hesston utility bill expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

Visit for more information and the application link.


This project is a partnership of: Hesston Community Foundation, Hesston Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hesston

2019 Grant Recipients

The full list of 2019 Grant recipients. Thank you for continuing to support your Hesston Community!

  • Hesston Area Seniors Inc
  • Hesston Recreation and Community Education
  • Hesston Bethel Performing Arts
  • Hesston Public Library
  • Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts
  • Hesston EMS
  • Peace Connections
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Special Olympics
  • Kansas Learning Center for Health
  • Newton YMCA
  • Health Ministries Clinic
  • USD #460
  • Hesston Childcare