Give to the
Chelsea Community Foundation


The Chelsea Community Foundation provides a unique way for individuals to perpetuate their charitable interests and strengthen the Chelsea community. 

Together, the Chelsea Community Foundation and its donors are creating community capital — a permanent and growing charitable endowment that, through a wide variety of grants and programs, helps the region deal with today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

How to Give

You can give online using our online giving platform.

Give Online

 

Don’t want to give online? Give by check, cash, securities or wire transfer.

Please make your check payable to the “Chelsea Community Foundation” and mail it to:

The Chelsea Community Foundation
P.O. Box 83
Chelsea, MI 48118

If the check is to be credited to a particular named fund at the Community Foundation, please write the name of the fund on the memo line of the check or, as an alternative, attach the check to a letter indicating into which fund it should be deposited.

Checks for memorial gifts should indicate the name of the person being remembered on the memo line of the check and, if known, the name of the particular fund in which the memorial gift should be deposited.

For assistance with how to give gifts of cash, marketable securities or wire transfer, please review our Procedures for Making a Gift of Cash or Stock document.

Procedures for Making a Gift of Cash or Stock

Ways to Give

The Community Foundation can accept gifts of almost any kind, including:

  • Cash, by check or online donation
  • Securities traded on major exchanges
  • Closely held business interests
  • Interests in limited liability companies
  • Patent interests and other qualified intellectual properties
  • Mutual fund shares
  • Fully paid life insurance policies
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Real estate

Name a Fund, Leave a Legacy

Donors who wish to create a legacy and provide ongoing support for the Chelsea community may elect to establish a permanent endowment fund that will provide a source of financial support to benefit charitable organizations for generations to come.

Donors may also set up a fund to support local Chelsea organizations or fields-of-interest. A minimum contribution of $10,000 is required to name a fund.

Donors may also support the Chelsea community for generations to come by making a commitment to support the Chelsea Community Foundation through a bequest or a deferred-gift arrangement.

Your gift will help to ensure the long-term growth of needed resources to support future needs of the local community. The Community Foundation offers a variety of investment opportunities for donors interested in planned gifts, and has the expertise to help individuals and their professional advisors with even the most complex charitable estate-planning questions.

Where to Give

Donors may direct their gifts to the Chelsea Community Foundation Fund, which is overseen by the Chelsea Advisory Committee.

Your gift will help strengthen the endowment that provides a permanent source of annual support to fund the most pressing needs of the community today and into the future.

In addition to the Chelsea Community Foundation Fund, the following named funds have been established by individuals, families and businesses in Chelsea to benefit the Chelsea Community Foundation:

The Chelsea Community Foundation Fund is the general endowment for the Chelsea Community Foundation. Established in 1995, the fund supports and promotes educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable purposes, primarily in and for the residents of the Chelsea community.

The Chelsea Lumber Company Fund was established in 2015 to provide ongoing support to charitable organizations and activities that benefit the residents of Chelsea.

The Chelsea State Bank Community Enrichment Fund, created in 1997 by Chelsea State Bank, supports charitable organizations and activities that benefit the residents of the Chelsea community.

The Jeff and Kathleen Daniels Fund was established in 1997 to provide ongoing support to charitable organizations and activities that benefit the residents of the Chelsea community.

The Robert and Marjorie Daniels Fund, established by Robert and Marjorie Daniels in 1999, supports and promotes educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable activities, primarily in and for the residents of Chelsea.

The Robert L. Daniels Scholarship Fund was established by the Chelsea Community Foundation Advisory Committee in 2012 as a tribute to the memory of Robert (Bob) Daniels, a founding member of the Chelsea Community Foundation. This fund provides educational scholarship support to graduates of Chelsea High School who are interested in pursuing postsecondary education in the building trades or building technology.

The Doan Family Fund for Chelsea was established by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Doan in 2007 to support educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable organizations and activities benefiting the residents of Chelsea.

The Michael and Ann Feeney Fund was established in 1998 to support charitable needs in the Chelsea community.

The Dudley K. and Dawn C. Holmes Jr. Fund, established in 1997, supports charitable organizations and activities that benefit the residents of Chelsea.

The Willard Johnson Family Fund for Chelsea was established by Mr. Willard H. Johnson in 2015 to support educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable organizations and activities benefiting the residents of Chelsea.

The Mary Beth Koeze Fund. Ms. Koeze converted her donor advised fund to a permanent endowment that promotes educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable endeavors benefiting Chelsea-area residents.

The M.P.S. Fund, established by Shirley A. and Paul G. Schaible in 1996, supports charitable organizations and activities throughout the Chelsea community.

The George L. Palmer Scholarship Fund, founded by Donna A. Palmer in 2008, is a memorial Fund that provides scholarships to graduates of Chelsea High School who are entering programs for trade or vocational studies, or pursuing associate degrees.

The Brewster E. and Emily C. Peabody Fund, founded in 1997 by the estate of Emily C. Peabody, provides scholarships, known as the Brewster Earl Peabody Scholarship Awards, to graduating seniors of Chelsea High School.

The Weiser Family Fund for Children was established in 2005 by Ronald and Eileen Weiser to support and promote educational, scientific, literary, cultural and charitable pursuits benefiting the Chelsea community.

Questions? Feel free to contact

Randy Ross
Associate Director, Donor Engagement

313.961.6675, ext. 118
rross@cfsem.org