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


The Coleman Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter 2019 Entrepreneurship Grants

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $830,000 to non-profit organizations in support of entrepreneurship programming. Those receiving grants in this program area are:   Arts Alliance Illinois, IL $500,000 – Center for Creative Entrepreneurship...

Equal Hope Works to Address Racial Disparities in Women’s Cancer

Coleman Foundation Grantee Equal Hope (Formerly The Breast Cancer Task Force) recently launched a new initiative to eliminate cervical cancer in the Chicago area. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, yet many women of color...

Building a Thriving Business Community through Entrepreneurship Education

One of the strategies guiding The Coleman Foundation’s initial efforts to support entrepreneurs in low- and moderate-income Chicago neighborhoods is to increase the capacity of trusted, community-rooted entrepreneurship educational organizations.  A recent study indicated that more than 130 community-based organizations...

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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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