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July 2023: Summer Newsletter

From the CEO   As much as I welcome summer like any Midwesterner, I admit that the joy of this season has been tempered by what feels like a barrage of bad news in local and national headlines these past...
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Second Quarter 2023 Grants

Read our Summer 2023 Newsletter ENTREPRENEURSHIP GranteeAmountDescriptionChicago Horticultural Society$75,000.00Windy City Harvest Entrepreneurship PathwayChicago Urban League$125,000.00Chicago Urban League's Center for Entrepreneurship & InnovationGreater Chatham Initiative$50,000.00Small Business Development & Services SupportInitiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)$50,000.002023 Entrepreneurship ProgramNew Covenant Community Development...
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The Coleman Foundation’s Office Was Open on Juneteenth – Here’s Why

Juneteenth has been gaining awareness since Congress passed legislation in 2021 to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day as our nation’s newest federal holiday.  Although this declaration came poignantly in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, widening...
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May 2023: Spring Newsletter

From the CEO   Welcome to our spring newsletter! This has been a busy season already of growth and renewal. This newsletter includes an update on our board and staff team, and our first quarter grants list. We started the...
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Meet the Coleman Foundation’s New Grant Manager Sean Washington

The Coleman Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Sean Washington to our team as Grants Manager. Recently, CEO Shelley Davis sat down with Sean and asked him a few questions about his journey to becoming our new Grants...
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First Quarter 2023 Grants

The Coleman Foundation awarded 107 grants for a total of over $2.9 million in the First Quarter of 2023. ENTREPRENEURSHIP     Organization Amount Description Allies for Community Business $2,500 Mission Moment Honorarium Allies for Community Business $100,000 Serving Diverse...
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Announcing Board Leadership Changes

With a promising hint of spring in the Chicago air, we are pleased to announce the addition of Pat Yuzawa-Rubin, Laura Lane Taylor and Walter Abrego to the Coleman Foundation’s Board of Directors. Board Chair Mike Furlong states, “We enthusiastically...

Sector Spotlight: Community Health Workers

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...

Grantee Spotlight: Keystone Alliance

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...
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October 2022: Fall 2022 Newsletter

Fall has arrived in Chicago, bringing with it stunning colors, chillier mornings and a world beginning to open up!  We've found our sweaters and coats again. We're sitting in more traffic than we have in a while. We see our...

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