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Grants

Over 741 programs

have been funded through Chelsea Education Foundation, 

 including arts, music performances, field trips, physical and mental health initiatives, literacy development, and more.

2023-2024 Grant Applications
The window for accepting applications is currently closed.

 

Please note CEF accepts applications only from Chelsea School District teachers and administrators.

 

The window for accepting applications ended on January 12, 2024.

The next Grant Cycle will be announced in September 2024

Please direct any questions to: grants@chelseaeducationfoundation.org or by phone at 269.369.3972.

2023-24 Funded Projects

CEF had two teacher grant cycles for the 2023-24 school year - the first was held in September and the second cycle was held December - January. 

 

During the combined grant cycles, CEF Awarded $42,369

in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

Early Childhood Center

  • Math and Literacy Tools for Early Learners

 

North Creek Elementary

  • 1st Grade Classroom Area Rug

  • 2nd Grade Classroom Mailbox Bins

  • Storage Bins for 1st Grade Classroom

  • Lap Tray Desks for Flexible Seating

  • 2nd Grade Camera and Organization

  • Mailbox Bins for 2nd Gade Class

  • Authors in Chelsea

  • 1st Grade Hands On Museum Field Trip

  • Kindergarten Multisensory Teaching Tools

 

South Meadows Elementary

  • Emotion Regulation Resources

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL), 3rd and 4th-grade Drawing Class

  • Portrait of a Graduate (POG), 3rd and 4th-grade Drawing Class

  • Animal Themed Research Book Sets

  • Grades 3-12 Resource Room Educational Experiences Beyond the Classroom

Beach Middle School

  • Grades 3-12 Resource Room Educational Experiences Beyond the Classroom

  • Beach Middle School Art Program

  • Keys to Harmony: Supporting BMS Bands

  • WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)

  • 6th Grade Camp Scholarship

  • 7th-Grade Design Project Field Trip

  • 8th Grade Washington D.C. / Gettysburg Trip

  • 8th Grade Greenfield Village Field Trip

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Chelsea High School

  • CHS Link Crew

  • CHS Ceramics Program Glazes

  • Grecian Sword Combat Workshop

  • Book Tasting / Free Read Books

  • Songs as Poetry Guest Teacher

  • Diversity and Social Awareness Club

 

2022-23 Funded Projects

CEF had two teacher grant cycles for the 2022-23 school year - the first was held in September and the second cycle was held December - January. 

 

During the combined grant cycles, CEF Awarded $45,446

in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

Early Childhood Center

  • Early Childhood Special Education Classroom

  • Early Literacy - Read To Me Book Bag Program

  • Communication For Everyone - Playground Communication Board

  • Vertical Building with STEM Based Materials

 

North Creek Elementary

  • Classroom Reading Benches / Book Box Storage Benches

  • Learning Through Dramatic Play

  • First Grade classroom ‘Brain Bins’

  • Authors in Chelsea

  • A Conversation with Hamilton’s George Washington

  • Classroom Mail Box Bins

  • Collaboration and Organization

  • First Grade classroom Morning Tubs

  • Student Material Organization and Small Group Materials

  • Special Education Classroom Bins

  • Take Home Books for Intervention Students

  • Teacher Kimmy Conn - Classroom Rug

  • North Creek Literacy Program

  • Classroom Books for Book Library

  • Resource Room/Special Education

  • North Creek Drama Club

South Meadows Elementary

  • Authors in Chelsea

  • A Conversation with Hamilton’s George Washington

  • Native American Experience

  • Media Center - Maker Space

  • Social Studies Program

  • Communication For Everyone - Playground Communication Board

  • South Meadows Drama Club

  • 4th Grade Reading

  • Chelsea Chamber Players Performance for 5th Grade Music Students

  • Wilson Reading System Organization Materials

  • South Meadows PE

 

​​Beach Middle School

  • BMS Psychologist and Social Worker - ‘Mindful Mornings’

  • Beach Middle School Technology Classes

  • 8th Grade US History - Civil War Re-enactor

  • 8th Grade US History - ‘Personal Constitution’

  • 6th Grade Camp

  • Beach Middle School Resource Room Learning Activities

  • 8th Grade Washington D.C. / Gettysburg Trip

  • Beach Middle School Art Program

  • WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)

  • 8th Grade Zekelman Holocaust Center Visit

 

​​Chelsea High School

  • CHS Link Crew

  • Link Crew Advisor Training

  • Field Trip Transportation for Hamlet in Stratford

  • New Senior Math Elective, “Project Geometry”

  • Independence Hall Cultural Performance

  • CHS Room 303 (English, Spanish, ELL teacher)

  • High School Art Show - Display Panels

 

2021-22 Funded Projects

CEF had two teacher grant cycles for the 2021-22 school year - the first was held in September and the second cycle was held December - January. 

 

During the combined grant cycles, CEF Awarded $32,732

in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

  • Safety Town

  • Preschool Flooring Mats

  • Preschool Pull Behind Wagons and Road Signs

  • Social/Emotional Activity Kits for ages 3-5

  • Authors in Chelsea

  • Young Fives Classroom Meeting Rug

  • 1st Grade Social Studies Materials

  • 1st Grade Classroom Storage Supplies

  • 2nd Grade Classroom Rug

  • Book in the Bag Reading Program

  • Classroom Materials to Support Phonics Instruction

  • Special Education Team - Sounds, Letters and Words

  • “Old Favorite Books” program - Two Class Sets of Billy Goats Gruff

  • Diverse and High Interest Books – Classroom Library Additions

  • Reading (Literacy) - Classroom Library Additions

  • Speech Therapy Bulletin Board

  • Diane Alber's Social Emotional Resources

  • Decodable Readers

  • Anti-Bullying Education: Be An Upstander!

  • Maker Space (STEM)

  • Who Was What Was - Nonfiction Book Additions to Media Center

  • Books for Blossoming Readers - Classroom Library Additions

  • Social Emotional Learning Lending Library

  • 3rd Grade Native American Experience

  • Series Books for Propel Readers - Reading Intervention Support

  • Just Right Books for Just in Time Learning

  • Lower Level Book Club Books

  • Safety Communication Tool

  • Beach Middle School Drama Performance

  • 7th and 8th Grade Clocks - a STEAM Collaboration

  • Resource Room - Vocational Educational Experiences/Trips

  • WEB - Where Everybody Belongs

  • 6th Grade Camp Scholarships

  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. Scholarships

  • Mindful Mornings

  • Civil War Reenactor Visit

  • Independence Hall Cultural Performances

  • CHS Link Crew

  • Upbeat Global - Student Leadership Workshop

2020-21 Funded Projects

We hope that by providing multiple opportunities, we will help Chelsea teachers and students move through the changing landscape of virtual and hybrid teacher-student interaction. We are please that all COVID hybrid and virtual adaptation-related requests were 100% funded for 2020-2021needs.

 

During the 2020-21 grant cycle, CEF Awarded $27,700

in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

  • #WhyYouMatter

  • Vocational Training Support

  • Chelsea Strength and Conditioning

  • Equipment for Sensory Room

  • 6th Grade Camp Trip Scholarships

  • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

  • Student White Boards

  • Series Books Propel Readers

  • Hands on Games for Cognitive Impaired

  • AAC Core Word Books

  • Culturally Diverse Books

  • Developing Globally Conscious Students

  • 1st Grade Phonics Manipulative Supplies

  • 1st Grade Social Studies

  • Magnetic Letters & Dry-Erase Boards

  • Raz-Plus Leveled, Zoom Friendly Books

  • Community Preschool Water Table

  • Community Job Experiences

  • CHS Link Crew

  • Chelsea Speed Training

  • Chelsea Strength and Conditioning

  • 6th grade Classrooms iPens

  • Construction Hats for Vowel Town

  • Picture Book Boost

  • Parent/Teacher Lending Library

  • Classroom Library Extension

  • Level M and Lower Books

  • 5th Grade Ukulele Project

  • Art Supply Kits

  • Classroom Leveled Books

2019-20 Funded Projects

During the 2019-20 grant cycle, CEF Awarded $39,989

in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

  • #Whyyoumatter

  • Authors in Chelsea

  • Summer Reading Initiative

  • 8th Grade DC Trip Scholarships

  • 6th Grade Camp

  • 4th Grade Museum Trip

  • CHS Link Crew

  • 8th Grade Science Unit

  • Native American Experience

  • Science Olympiad

  • 7th Grade DIA Field Trip

  • Book A Day

  • Bursting with Books
  • Psychologist/Social Worker Space
  • Mosaic Making
  • Lucy Caulkins Books

  • ​Arbor Club's 50th Alumni Earth Day Celebration

  • Hometown Holiday Concert Collaboration

  • Quiz Bowl

  • Empty Bowls

  • Reading Workshop

  • Independence Hall Cultural Experiences

  • Moanin' Frogs Saxophone Ensemble

  • Civil War Re-enactor

  • Strength, Speed, & Conditioning

  • Bulbs for Alumni Arbor

  • Media Center Entry Way

  • Physical Education

  • MakerSpace

  • WEB Where Everybody Belongs

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