Chelsea Community Foundation
Grant Application

The Chelsea Community Foundation, awards grants of varying sizes that strengthen Chelsea and benefit its residents. General grant awards typically range from $5,000 to $25,000 and capacity building grants can range from $1,000 to $5,000.

General Grants

The Foundation will make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, government entities, school districts and universities that provide programs that serve the area defined by the Chelsea School District. Organizations must have an independent certified financial audit. We do not make grants to individuals, sectarian religious programs, or to cover deficits or other previously incurred obligations.


  • If the proposal is submitted prior to April 15, 2021 a response will be received in June.

How to Apply

Important Note: We have a new online grants management system. If you think you will apply for a grant, you should go on the site now and register your organization. Registration only needs to happen once, but is required before you can submit an application.

Steps in applying to the Chelsea Community Foundation are as follows:


Please take a moment to review the grantmaking guidelines. Before submitting a grant proposal, we encourage you to contact Greg Yankee, the program officer for the Chelsea Community Foundation, to discuss your project idea.


Once you’ve reviewed the grantmaking guidelines and spoken with Greg, it’s time to start your grant application.

Applications to Open Spring 2021

Questions? Feel free to contact

Gregory Yankee
Senior Program Officer

313.961.6675, ext. 134
Email Greg