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🌿Take a hike, bike, or walk, and embrace the beauty of nature this Earth Day. 🥾🚵🦽 Several CCF environmental sustainability investments that intersect with the Chelsea community include the Border to Border/TimberTown trails, the DTE Energy Foundation Trail, and the Eddy Discovery Center ADA trail. CCF Advisory Committee members share a sense of priority in ensuring that resources are allocated thoughtfully to make the most significant impact on Chelsea's future.🌿Donors interested in supporting Chelsea may learn more by visiting our GIVE page. #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan Border to Border Trail TimberTown Reimagined DTE Energy Foundation Trail Eddy Discovery Center-Waterloo Recreation Area 🌿👣 #EarthDay2024 #TrailLife #SustainableFuture Chelsea Community Foundation

CCF is the featured organization in the Spring/Summer 2024 5 Healthy Towns ‘Connected’ magazine. This issue shares stories of how partnerships and collaboration make our communities strong. Read ‘Connected’ here: #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan Chelsea Community Foundation #5ht 5 Healthy Towns Foundation

In celebration of World Art Day, CCF honors Gallery 100 at the Silver Maples of Chelsea Retirement Neighborhood. They received a $5,000 grant to support increased awareness of the Gallery 100 space and art-related activities within the senior living center. Currently, Gallery 100 has artwork from the Saline Painters Guild on display. The exhibit runs from March 5th to April 28th, 2024. Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm. Art pictured by John Murrel. #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan #silvermaplesofchelsea #Gallery100 @chelseacommunityfoundation @gallery100 @silvermaplesofchelsea

🚴‍♀️🚵‍♂️Lyndon Township received a $25,000 grant to support the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association's creation of the DTE Energy Foundation Trail, a sustainable mountain biking trail system in the Waterloo State Recreation Area. 🚴🚵‍♀️ #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan @chelseacommunityfoundation DTE Energy Foundation Trail

In honor of World Health Day, we are pleased to highlight a recent grant of $25,000 to Chelsea Hospital - Trinity Health. This grant was provided to support the construction of pathways around the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital to increase connectivity and improve safety for residents. #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan #TrinityHealthMI @chelseacommunityfoundation @trinityhealthmi

The Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative received a $25,000 grant for improvements at Timber Town Park to connect Chelsea residents to the Border To Border Trail (B2B). The B2B Trail is a 35-mile, 10-foot-wide, ADA-accessible paved pathway. It consists of 8 trail corridors that connect you to cities, parks, and destinations throughout Chelsea and Washtenaw County. #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan @chelseacommunityfoundation @b2btrail

In recognition of World Autism Day, CCF honors St. Louis Center. In the last four years, CCF has awarded St. Louis Center three grants totaling $45,000. These grants have assisted the center in various ways, including events centered around cultural diversity, emergency well drilling, and support during COVID-19. St. Louis Center is a caring residential community formed by compassion and the understanding that all people are equal in dignity, regardless of ability. With kindness, patience, personalized services, and abundant opportunities, the residents of St. Louis Center who have intellectual and developmental disabilities are encouraged to reach their full human potential. #WorldAutismDay #CCF #CFSEM #autism #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #stlouiscenter #slcresidents #IntellectualDisabilities Chelsea Community Foundation @stlouiscenter

In March, CCF honored local women active in nonprofit organizations and philanthropy to celebrate Women’s History Month. In 2023, Anne Merkel took over the helm as Chair of CCF. “What I love most about CCF is that donations are spread out among many grant applicants, so if you would like to donate to both the Chelsea District Library and FIA, your donation will ultimately support those nonprofits.” said Merkel. Read more here: #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenWhoLead @chelseacommunityfoundation

The influence of local women in philanthropy: As we celebrate Women’s History Month, CCF honors local women active in nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Three testimonials showcase accomplished women whose organizations are past recipients of CCF grants, highlighting the impact of their contributions to various initiatives. Lori Coryell, Executive Director, Chelsea District Library - "CCF is building community. At the library when we have a project idea that we know would be incredibly impactful but there is a financial hardship, we know that we can turn to CCF to help us make that a reality, for that we are incredibly grateful.” #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #WomensHistoryMonth #InspirationalWomen @chelseacommunityfoundation

🌟Please join us in congratulating CCF Past Chair Anne Mann! Anne was honored with the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce 2023 Chelsea Lifetime Achievement Award for her exceptional dedication and impact on our local community. Anne's tireless efforts have left an indelible mark. Congratulations, Anne, on this significant honor! 🎉 #WomensHistoryMonth #InspirationalWomen #ChelseaCommunityFoundation #CCF #CFSEM #ChelseaMichigan @chelseacommunityfoundation ChelseaMich Area Chamber . 📸: by @ninaherrst @ninaherrst photography Happy First Day of Spring! Please share your story with us! We would love to hear how you were introduced to the Chelsea Community Foundation. For example, what is your favorite story about the Chelsea Community Foundation? How has the Chelsea Community Foundation helped you to fulfill your charitable goals? Is there a program that has had an impact on you? #chelseamichigan #ccf #chelseacommunityfoundation #shareyourstory Chelsea Community Foundation

St. Louis Center received a $10,000 grant that will provide partial funding for monthly events centered around cultural diversity and provide community members, residents, and staff opportunities to learn about the different cultures represented in the Chelsea Community. St. Louis Center plans for twelve-monthly programs as part of an outreach effort that will include inviting Chelsea residents to the campus to learn and have fun with the residents and staff. These educational and exciting programs will be accessible to anyone who yearns to learn more about cultures. @stlouiscenter #chelseamichigan #ccf #chelseacommunityfoundation #stlouiscenter