Coleman Staff will be working remotely through June 11 as we move into our new office. The best way to contact us during this time is via email. For questions regarding grants, the grants manager and program officers can be reached at grants@colemanfoundation.org. Please direct all other inquiries to Erin.

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Values

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

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

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

2024 Grants

Entrepreneurship
$
Health & Rehabilitation
$
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
$
Total
$

*Includes Board Discretionary Giving and Other Grants

2023 Grants

Entrepreneurship
$
Health & Rehabilitation
$
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
$
Total
$

*Includes Board Directed And Other Grants

Latest News

The Coleman Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Health and Rehabilitation Grants

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $1,103,000 to non-profit organizations in support of the health and rehabilitation program. These grants advance strategies articulated in the Foundation’s Impact Plan.

Coleman Foundation Announces Results of 2017 #ILGIVE Matching Grants Program

For the fifth year, the Coleman Foundation has awarded matching grants to organizations that have used online and social media methods to generate gifts from new and returning donors. Focusing on the month of November, 2017 and culminating in #ILGive for Giving Tuesday, 70 Foundation grantees raised $2 million from over 9,600 donors, approximately one quarter of whom had not donated to the organization previously.

The Coleman Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Cancer Care and Health Rehabilitation Services Grants

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $2,683,050 to nonprofit organizations in support of health and rehabilitation including cancer care. Receiving grants in this program area are:

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The Coleman Foundation, Inc.
20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 3410
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone (312) 902-7120
Fax (312) 902-7124
info@colemanfoundation.org

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