Impact you can see.

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.

Winn Nichols

"Gallery 100 helps our residents stay connected with the artists in the community - the more we can build the arts, the better. CCF is supporting us in a big way to promote outreach and to stay connected."

Winn Nichols

Program Director, Silver Maples Chelsea


  • Barn Sanctuary: $17,000 to purchase a Mobility Rideabout Golf Cart to expand access to the Barn Sanctuary grounds for anyone with mobility challenges.
  • Chelsea Area Historical Society: $11,500 to undertake projects that preserve the museum building and provide various mechanical safeguards to ensure the collections are safe and maintained in a proper environment for long-term preservation.
  • Chelsea Area Pickleball Association: $25,000 to build six new permanent outdoor pickleball courts within TimberTown Park that will be open to the community.
  • Chelsea Chamber Players: $15,000 for the premiere of a locally composed work for choir and full orchestra during the Hometown Holiday Weekend – December, 2023.
  • Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative: $25,000 for improvements at Timber Town Park to connect Chelsea residents to the Border To Border Trail.
  • St. Louis Center: $10,000 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.
  • Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE): $25,000 for expanded shuttle service between Stockbridge, Manchester and in the future Grass Lake.




Support for unusual operating expenses related to COVID-19 response:


  • City of Chelsea: grant of $23,500 to support facility expansion for the Chelsea Area Historical Society
  • Trinity Health: grant of $25,000 to support building pathways around St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital to increase connectivity and improve safety for residents


  • Chelsea District Library: grant of $10,000 to the Chelsea District Library for support of a three-day artist residency with writer Luis Rodriguez
  • UMRC Foundation: grant of $15,000 to the UMRC Foundation for support of an arts engagement and instruction program for older adults