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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...
2023 Q1

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 OrganizationAmountDescriptionAllies for Community Business$2,500Mission Moment HonorariumAllies for Community Business$100,000Serving Diverse EntrepreneursChicago Urban League$12,5002022 Threshold Match Grant ProgramFar South Community Development...
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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...
SEP 2022

Third Quarter 2022 Grants

The Coleman Foundation awarded 29 grants for a total of $1.67 million in the Third Quarter of 2022.   Program Amount Description Disabilities Aspire $65,000 Sign-and-Stay Bonus Program Aspiritech NFP $65,000 Growing the Autistic Workforce Blue Cap $65,000 Building Organizational...

Meet the Coleman Foundation’s New Program Officer Jennifer Oh

The Coleman Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Oh to our team as Program Officer. Jennifer will be working in the program areas of health and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Recently, CEO Shelley Davis sat down with Jennifer and...
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Grantee Spotlight: Foundation of Little Village

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...
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Grantee Spotlight: El Valor

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...
JUNE 2022

Second Quarter 2022 Grants

The Coleman Foundation awarded 28 grants for a total of $2.97 million in Second Quarter 2022. This included a gift to the Intersect for Ability network, distributed to 18 partner organizations.     Disabilities Intersect for Ability $1,178,500.00 Workforce Growth,...

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