The Coleman Foundation invests in the efforts of community-based organizations and local institutions to preserve and strengthen the physical health and the economic and emotional well-being of people living in the greater Chicago region.


The Foundation will create more compassionate, equitable and inclusive resources and opportunities that improve people’s lives with thoughtful and sustainable solutions.


    We trust and build relationships with grantee partners and community experts to ensure that their knowledge and experiences guide our work.

    We are committed to understanding the experiences and perspectives of the people and communities that we serve.

    We foster a culture of learning, adaptivity, and innovation to be sure we take advantage of opportunities to create positive impacts as they arise.
    We manage the Foundation’s resources in a steady, transparent, and responsible manner.

2023 Grants

Health & Rehabilitation
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

*Includes Board Directed And Other Grants

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Peter Handler

 Interim CEO info@colemanfoundation.org Peter brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to The Coleman Foundation. He previously served in leadership positions with The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The Richard Driehaus Foundation, and Foundation Source...
2023 Q4

Fourth Quarter 2023 Grants

ENTREPRENEURSHIP     Organization Amount Description Chicago Community Foundation $250,000 Fund for Equitable Business Growth Chinese Mutual Aid Association $50,000 Chinese Mutual Aid Association Business Development Services Economic Strategies Development Corporation $75,000 Entreprenuership Capacity Building Foundation of Little Village $100,000...
2023 Q3

Third Quarter 2023 Grants

HEALTH & REHABILITATION     Grantee Amount Description Cancer Support Center $75,000 Empowering Communities Against Cancer Cancer Wellness Center $50,000 Cancer Support Outreach Program Gilda's Club Chicago $75,000 Cancer Support Services Wellness House $75,000 Chicago Supportive Oncology Equity Project Ingalls...

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The Coleman Foundation, Inc.
651 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone (312) 902-7120
Fax (312) 902-7124

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