This was a year of reflection, listening, and learning. We awarded $7.1 million across our program areas and beyond to help grantees fulfill their missions and serve their communities.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $1,991,500 to non-profit organizations in support of cancer care and health rehabilitation programs. Receiving grants in this program area are:
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved a grant for $233,353 to a non-profit organization in support of the developmental disabilities services program. Receiving a grant in this program area is:
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $830,000 to non-profit organizations in support of entrepreneurship programming. Those receiving grants in this program area are:
One of the strategies guiding The Coleman Foundation’s initial efforts to support entrepreneurs in low- and moderate-income Chicago neighborhoods is to increase the capacity of trusted, community-rooted entrepreneurship educational organizations.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. Since 1971, the number of cancer survivors in the US has increased from 3 to more than 15 million.
Many people with developmental disabilities depend on Direct Service Personnel (DSPs) to assist them with everything from helping with daily activities, acting as their advocates, and enabling them to gain and keep meaningful employment.
In the third quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $650,000 to institutions serving the Chicago metro area.
In the third quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $498,000 to advance its Entrepreneurship-In-Neighborhoods strategies. These strategies are:
On October 1, 2019, The Coleman Foundation joined Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of six Chicago banks and three fellow grantmaking organizations to announce its recent support for the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund. The new investments bring the total funding committed to the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to over $9 million to support minority entrepreneurs on Chicago’s South and West sides.