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


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...
Photo courtesy of the Patch. Bob Shea (left), along with Paula and Ryann of North Side Housing, recently helped Teddy replace his broken wheelchair with one that is fully functional, for free. Teddy is a double amputee who had been using a wheelchair that was held together with tape.

Devices for the Disabled Recycles Medical Devices to Those in Need

Grantee Devices 4 the Disabled started about three years ago and has now expanded, in part with a grant from The Coleman Foundation. D4D collects gently used medical devices -- wheelchairs, walkers, specialty equipment etc. and distributes them to anyone...

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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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