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CCF awarded a grant of $13,672 to Purple Rose Theatre Company. The grant is in support of the commission and production of script readings in partnership with Chelsea District Library. This year, its founder, actor Jeff Daniels, returned as artistic director. He mentors three full-time artistic associates and collaborates with the company’s chief diversity officer. This structure decentralizes casting, production, and script decisions and results in a more equitable leadership structure. Since 2009, these public readings have allowed Purple Rose to develop new plays and serve as a cultural attraction and economic engine. Readings are held at the Chelsea Library at no cost to the public. The newest play, Human Error by Eric Pfeffinger and directed by Lynch R. Travis, runs February 3 through March 18, 2023. #chelseamichigan #chelseacommunityfoundation #ccf #chelseadistrictlibrary #grant #purplerosetheater #nonprofit

CCF awarded a grant to Silver Maples of Chelsea in the amount of $5,000. The grant is to support increasing awareness of gallery space and art related activities with the senior living center. Silver Maples Retirement Neighborhood is a vibrant community that excels at creating and supporting a positive aging experience. #chelseamichigan #chelseacommunityfoundation #ccf #cfsem #nonprofit #silvermaplesofchelsea

On January 24 celebrate National Compliment Day by going all out with praise. The power of a compliment is pretty remarkable, either giving or receiving one can boost your happiness and confidence, making the act a win-win. You never know when someone could use some good vibes, so spread the positivity by giving someone a reason to smile! #ccf #chelseacommunityfoundation #communityimpact #positiveffects #nationalcomplimentday

Upcoming Grant Deadline: Grant applications are due February 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Chelsea Community Foundation is accepting applications from Chelsea nonprofits for the first grant cycle of 2023. The deadline for application submission is February 15 at 5:00 pm. Grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. Contact Greg Yankee, Senior Program Officer @ with questions or for more information. To learn more go to the website: #chelseacommunityfoundation #nonprofitorganization #CCF #nonprofitgrant

A $5,000 grant was awarded to Chelsea Area Players (CAP), sponsored by The Purple Rose Theatre Company in support of the production “The Only Man in Town”, an original musical by Jason Eyster. “The Only Man in Town'' tells the story of the rise and fall of Frank Glazier, the most prominent citizen in Chelsea at the turn of the century. The show will premiere June 9 - 11, 2023, at the Chelsea High School. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit the CAP website at Chelsea Area Players, and ‘The Only Man in Town’ article courtesy of Chelsea Update. #chelseacommunityfoundation #nonprofitorganization #CCF #nonprofitgrant #purplerosechelsea #capchelseami #chelseaupdate

As we close in on the Holidays, let’s appreciate the Spirit of Nonprofits together! America’s charitable nonprofits strengthen communities and improve lives. Charitable nonprofits embody the best of America. They provide a way for people to work together for the common good, transforming shared beliefs and hopes into action. They give shape to our boldest dreams, highest ideals, and noblest causes. America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits feed, heal, shelter, educate, inspire, enlighten, and nurture people of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status, from coast to coast, border to border, and beyond. They foster civic engagement and leadership, drive economic growth, and strengthen the fabric of our communities. Every single day. This is the spirit of Nonprofits, and the Spirit of the Chelsea Community Foundation. ~Excerpt from ‘The National Foundation of Nonprofits. National Voice - State Focus - Local Impact. Published in the report Nonprofit Impact Matter, Sept. 2019.’ #chelseamichigan #chelseacommunityfoundation #ccf #cfsem #chelseacommunity #nonprofit

You Can Make An Impact! As you think about year-end giving, one way to make a lasting impact on your community is through the Chelsea Community Foundation. Your gift, combined with those from other caring individuals, can multiply the positive effect in the Chelsea area for generations to come. Our grantees are changing lives throughout the Chelsea Community. From early childhood education to health and wellness for our more vulnerable citizens, the Chelsea Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the quality of life in the community. We value your support! Your donation will make a difference in supporting all things Chelsea. #CCF #chelseacommunityfoundation #communityimpact #positiveffects #yearendgiving

Tune in for our live virtual Grant Application Forum to learn more about the application process. Grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. Chelsea Community Foundation ( ) is accepting applications from Chelsea nonprofits for the first grant cycle of 2023. The deadline for application submissions is February 15, 2023. Greg Yankee, Senior Program Officer at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will be hosting an informal online forum on December 13 from 10-11 am and on December 15 from 1-2 pm. Contact Greg @ for more information and to sign up. To learn more go to the website: #chelseacommunityfoundation #chelseaeducationfoundation #nonprofitorganization #cfsem #nonprofitgrant

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside during the month of November, with the purpose of recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – to the enrichment of our world. Learn more about National Philanthropy Day. #CCF #chelseacommunityfoundation #NPD #nationalphilanthropyday

Chelsea Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Chelsea Senior Center (CSC) for a program that will help reduce the social and physical isolation of local senior citizens. CSC’s program is centered around the GrandPad product, a computer tablet that allows seniors to connect to friends and family with one simple device, utilizing the free GrandPad app for connectivity. GrandPads work as a phone, a camera, video and audio recorder, and it has easy touchscreen options. #CCF #chelseacommunityfoundation #chelseaseniorcenter #seniorcitizen #grant #grandpad

November 12 - World Kindness Day World Kindness Day is celebrated each year on November 13th. The goal of the World Kindness Movement is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. On World Kindness Day, let your compassion shine brightly and get caught showing as much kindness as possible. We would love to hear how you are celebrating World Kindness Day! #CCF #chelseacommunityfoundation #worldkindnessday #makekindnessthenorm

Give the Gifts that Give Back! On Tuesday, November 1 we hosted a Charitable Giving Seminar. Four knowledgeable panelists addressed frequently asked questions and shared pertinent information about the ways you can give during your lifetime and through your estate plan. Are you curious about how to make an impact with your donations? We will be reconvening the panelists for a seminar again in the spring of 2023, stay-tuned! Sponsored by Chelsea Education Foundation, Chelsea Community Foundation, and Chelsea District Library .#chelseadistrictlibrary #chelseacommunityfoundation #chelseaeducationfoundation #charitablegiving #nonprofitorganization