Over 600 programs have been funded through Chelsea Education Foundation, ranging from art installations to robotics.

2020-2021 Grant Applications

The Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) announces its educational grants program for the 2020-2021 school year.   Please note CEF accepts applications only from Chelsea School District teachers and administrators.  The next window for accepting applications is from Monday, April 12 to Monday, May 3, 2021.  


The grants chairperson will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application within 48 hours. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact the chairperson, Amy Forehand, directly via email at or by phone at 269.369.3972.


CEF will forward all submitted applications to the responsible Principal for authorization.  Once authorization is complete, applications are considered eligible for funding. 

Congratulations to the 
2020 October Grant Winners

$10,000 in Grants Awarded in October

The 2020 - 2021 school year presents our Chelsea School District families, students, teachers and administrators many challenges, but also creates opportunity for innovation.  Our grants are designed to support innovation and ensure teachers and students experience the great ideas submitted in grant proposals.  To remain flexible as opportunities to innovate reveal themselves this year, CEF is providing three separate opportunities for teachers to request grant assistance.  Our first cycle awarded over $10,000.  We thank the generous Gala sponsors, donors and ticket holders, who despite having a cancelled event in March 2020, provided over $30,000 to ensure CEF is able to sustain support for our teachers and students in this unprecedented school year.  

Strength, Speed and Conditioning | Beach Middle School

Classroom Library Extension | South Meadows Elementary

Level M and Lower Books | South Meadows Elementary

5th Grade Ukulele Project | South Meadows Elementary

Art Supply Kits | South Meadows & North Creek Elementaries

Classroom Leveled Books | North Creek Elementary

Magnetic Letters | North Creek Elementary

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