Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Coleman Foundation works to improve self-sufficiency and quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We believe that in order to be effective, organizations serving people with developmental disabilities should be responsive and collaborative with them.

Program Purpose: To support the efforts of IDD service organizations to use best practices.


  • Funding collaborations that engage multiple disability providers to advance delivery of services
  • Helping organizations adapt to emerging client needs and future payment models
  • Supporting grantee organization’s efforts to raise dollars from individual donors
  • Funding efforts to share best practices and improve service delivery


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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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The Coleman Foundation, Inc.
20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 3410
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone (312) 902-7120
Fax (312) 902-7124

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