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November 2020: From The Corner Office

This week Shelley Davis will take the helm of The Coleman Foundation. The Coleman Foundation invests about $8 million each year in programs that advance personal empowerment and well-being for residents of the Chicago Metro area. Shelley will succeed Michael...
DSP Appreciation treats include items from Cupid Candies, Chocolate Inspirations, Ms. P's, Tasting India, Miss Swan's, & XO Marshmallow

DSP Appreciation Week: Large Donation Thanks Disability Service Workers and Uplifts Small Businesses

More than 3,000 Chicago-area workers who serve individuals with disabilities will receive a special gift of appreciation this week—and those gifts provided a financial boost for six local small businesses; five of which are female- or minority-owned. Chicago-based Coleman Foundation...

The Coleman Foundation’s Message to our Neighbors in Chicago

For over forty years, The Coleman Foundation has worked to improve opportunity and quality of life, and to reduce disparities for people living and working in Chicago. We know there is so much more work to be done. Our story...
Hatchery Chicago Wins Chicago Neighborhood Award

Coleman Foundation Grantee Wins Chicago Neighborhood Development Award

Since they were first awarded in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards have celebrated projects and efforts that improved communities in the Chicago area.  The 2020 winners, recently recognized in an online event, included a project funded in part by...
Hear the heartwarming story of staff who sacrifice being with their own families during COVID-19 to care for adults living in group homes.

The Coleman Foundation Awards 22 Disabilities Organizations Funds

May, 2020 In order to provide expeditious financial support to a core group of long-time grantees who serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Coleman Foundation announced 22 awards totaling $930,000. The organizations have been impacted by COVID-19, incurring...
Coleman Foundation is matching grants to 80 Chicago area nonprofit organizations

The Coleman Foundation Launches COVID-19 Matching Grants Program

In an effort to support its grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Coleman Foundation has invited 80 organizations to participate in its COVID-19 Matching Grant Program. Through the Program, organizations, which span the Foundation’s program areas, may earn a grant...
Envision Unlimited CILA Residents live in a group home and need round -the-clock , live-in care during Covid-19.

Coleman Foundation COVID-19 Relief Update

The Coleman Foundation is committed to supporting our grantees and Chicago area residents during the pandemic. We are grateful for the Foundation's resources and humbled by the responsibility to steward them to areas of greatest need. We continue to engage...

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The Coleman Foundation is committed to supporting the Chicago community during these uncertain times and has become a founding supporter of Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund was created to deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of...

The Coleman Foundation’s Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic

The Coleman Foundation cares deeply about the health, safety and well-being of our grantees and those they serve in our community. We want to provide an update concerning the Foundation’s response to COVID-19 epidemic, recognizing that it is a very...


March 9, 2020 Michael Hennessy, CEO of the Coleman Foundation in Chicago since 1995, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2020.  Hennessy began his association with the Foundation in 1987 when it was a part of...

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