2018 Grant Information

The Chelsea Area Garden Club (CAGC) is offering a limited number of grants ($1000 or less) to local non-profit organizations.

The grants are for projects that match the Club’s goals to promote the love of gardening, community beautification, environmentally responsible horticultural practices and conservation through education and demonstration in the Chelsea area. Sustainability is important.

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the CAGC service area and not every applicant may receive funding.

Grant recipients are expected to present a report on the results of their projects at the CAGC meeting in Chelsea on Oct 8, 2018 (2nd Monday in October)

Applications and information are available below or by calling Charlene Harris at 734.433.9773. Applications will be accepted beginning September 25, 2017 and must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2017.

Click to download 2018 Grant Application (PDF file)

Applications should be mailed to:

CAGC Grant Program
PO Box 519
Chelsea, MI 48118



2017 Chelsea Area Garden Club Grant Recipients

Chelsea District Library – Imagination in Bloom Fairy Garden The Fairy Garden will create a family friendly whimsical outdoor space on library grounds to encourage imagination, play storytelling and educational and environmental library programs.
Chelsea Farmers Market – Children’s Gardening Activities
The activities are focused on increasing children’s understanding about where food comes from and encourage them to be more active in shopping for and growing their own food.  The Children’s booth will be offered Saturdays, 9 a.m.to noon, May – Oct 2017.

Chelsea Senior Center – Intergenerational Garden Summer Intern Program.  In addition to volunteers, an internship provides an educational opportunity to help maintain the garden and hoop house. The Intergenerational program works with children from 4-13 yrs old, and provides local produce to seniors weekly.

Faith in Action Chelsea – Beautification of FIA Grounds  Our grant will go towards helping fund a project to  improve and renovate the entry and grounds around the FIA building.

Dexter District Library – Seed Library 2-Elevated Garden Beds.  The two elevated beds will be part of the larger Seed Library project.  The goal of the seed library is to provide a perpetual resource for regionally hardy, heirloom and open pollinated vegetables & flowers. Seeds will be provided free to patrons and viable crops will be donated to FIA.

Our grant and scholarship program is supported by our Annual Plant Sale. Mark your calendar now, the 2017 Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8 AM – Noon at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, Chelsea MI