Prevention and comprehensive treatment are more important than ever after the drastic drop in cancer screenings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that over 9 million patients missed screenings in 2020, leading to postponed diagnoses and more cancer deaths.1 Additionally, a recent, nationwide analysis released by the NYU School of Medicine …

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Launched in 2009, Coleman Foundation grantee partner Keystone Alliance is a family of nonprofits who collaborate to empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to participate fully in their communities. Keystone is in the intermediate stage of building the Keystone Solutions Platform, a response to the workforce challenges faced by IDD organizations, such as …

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According to the Small Business Administration, there are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making this the fastest-growing segment of small businesses in the country. We are excited to spotlight one of our grantees working hard to support these business leaders of the future: Foundation of Little Village (FLV).    Formerly known …

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The Coleman Foundation strives to champion our partners in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field and is proud to spotlight an organization who is working hard to bring families and community together through equity and opportunity.   Taking their name from the Spanish word for courage, El Valor began in 1973 in the home of …

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The Coleman Foundation supported Almost Home Kids to develop a replicable care model for children with medically complex needs, and a professional development program to address the shortage of medical professionals trained in the subspecialties needed to serve them. Rosa Berardi, Senior Program Officer shares Almost Home Kids story of moms on a mission, inspirational leadership, and impressive accomplishments.

Clark McCain, Senior Program Officer reflects on The Coleman Foundation’s pivot to support entrepreneurship education in Chicago’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and its strategy to grow a support network for them. Decades of support for entrepreneurship education and lessons learned from the UrbanMain pilot program shape the program.

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.

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