Over 660 programs have been funded through Chelsea Education Foundation, ranging from art installations to robotics.

2021-2022 Grant Applications

The Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) announces its educational grants program for the 2021-22 school year.   Please note CEF accepts applications only from Chelsea School District teachers and administrators.  The window for accepting applications is from Monday, December 13 to Monday, January 20, 2021.  


Applicants will receive 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 consideration. 

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

  • WEB Where Everybody Belongs

  • MakerSpace

  • ​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