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.

Deadlines

  • If the proposal is submitted prior to February 15, a response will be received in June.
  • If the proposal is submitted prior to August 15, a response will be received in December.

Capacity Building Grants

The Chelsea Community Foundation includes opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Chelsea area to apply for leadership development and capacity-building activities. 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.

Deadlines

  • Capacity Building grants applications are accepted year-round.
  • Applicants should expect up to a three-month timeline from the time of submission until a decision is received.

How to Apply

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

STEP 1: REVIEW THE GRANTMAKING GUIDELINES

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

STEP 2: START AN APPLICATION

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

Start a General Grant Application
Start a Capacity Building Grant Application

STEP 3: FINISH YOUR APPLICATION

You can return to your application at any time via the link below.

Return to Your Draft Application

Questions? Feel free to contact

Surabhi Pandit
Senior Program Officer

313.961.6675, ext. 134
spandit@cfsem.org