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

Sean Washington The Coleman Foundation

Sean Washington

Grants Manager grants@colemanfoundation.org Sean came to The Coleman Foundation as the previous Director of Operations for Northwest Side Housing Center, Sean was responsible for the management of the organization, ensuring efficient operations and safe and sound facility management. He was...
Erin Fleming The Coleman Foundation

Erin Fleming

Executive Assistant/Office Manager efleming@colemanfoundation.org Erin supports the Board and Executive Office of the Foundation, coordinating day-to-day operations, communications and events. She has spent over 30 years assisting leadership in mission-driven organizations. A native of Pittsburgh, Erin began her career developing...
Nathan Stevens- The Coleman Foundation

Nathan Stevens

Program Officer grants@colemanfoundation.org Nathan Stevens joined the Foundation as a Program Officer in May 2022, focusing on funding program initiatives in entrepreneurship and developmental disabilities. His love for the non-profit and philanthropic sector began in 2014 when he served as...

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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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