Chelsea VanHook is the Senior Program Officer for Community Investment. She was born and raised in Mason, Ohio, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, where she double majored in International Studies and Human Rights Studies.
Chelsea joined the Community Foundation of Louisville in 2016 as a Grants Associate, working on the processing and managing of transactions and grants. In her current role, she supports the goal of moving more capital into the community through relationship building, resource sharing, and strategic thinking. She has invested the early part of her career at the Foundation because she sees the impact community foundations have as listeners, conveners, and mobilizers for change among and alongside its many partners.
Chelsea has always enjoyed being active and spending time outdoors. Growing up playing soccer and running track, she received a scholarship to run for the University of Dayton Women’s Track & Field team, where she broke two school records. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Louisville and its parks on runs around town, walks with her dog and husband, and hikes through the woods.