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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

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 extraordinary costs...
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...

New Rogers Park Program Aims To Train Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs

A new Coleman Foundation-funded entrepreneur training center wants to help Far North Side Chicago's Spanish-speaking residents get their business ideas off the ground. The Rogers Park Business Alliance has expanded its GROW entrepreneur training program to include classes for predominantly...
photo courtesy of Reel Chicago

Helping Artists and Musicians Succeed as Entrepreneurs

The Coleman Foundation has supported the launch of the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, empowering creatives at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and relationships necessary for business success.  See this recent story in Reel Chicago for details and an exciting 2020...

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