The Coleman Foundation invests in the efforts of community-based organizations and local institutions to preserve and strengthen the physical health and the economic and emotional well-being of people living in the greater Chicago region.


The Foundation will create more compassionate, equitable and inclusive resources and opportunities that improve people’s lives with thoughtful and sustainable solutions.


    We trust and build relationships with grantee partners and community experts to ensure that their knowledge and experiences guide our work.

    We are committed to understanding the experiences and perspectives of the people and communities that we serve.

    We foster a culture of learning, adaptivity, and innovation to be sure we take advantage of opportunities to create positive impacts as they arise.
    We manage the Foundation’s resources in a steady, transparent, and responsible manner.

2022 Grants

Health & Rehabilitation
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

*Includes Board Directed And Other Grants

Latest News

Alison Fitzgerald The Coleman Foundation

Alison Fitzgerald

Director In addition to serving on the board of The Coleman Foundation, Alison S. Fitzgerald volunteers for many community and school related organizations. She is also the treasurer for the Yale Club of Chicago, a Girl Scout leader, and a...
Esther Barron The Coleman Foundation

Esther Barron

Director Esther Barron is the Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a Clinical Professor of Law. In addition to her clinical work, she has taught Entrepreneurship Law, NUvention-Medical Innovation, Venture Capital,...
Michael Furlong The Coleman Foundation

Michael Furlong

Chair Michael Furlong is both the longest serving board member and only east coast resident. Mr. Furlong has an extensive background in all facets of commercial real estate. An engineering degree initiated a period as a specialty subcontractor. An MBA...

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The Coleman Foundation, Inc.
651 West Washington Boulevard, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone (312) 902-7120
Fax (312) 902-7124

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