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

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, Innovation Lab and Business Associations. She also teaches several classes in the Master of Science […]

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 led to mortgage banking and later to construction lending at a Maryland regional bank. The […]

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 responsible for Human Resource functions, Information Technology, and all the financial well-being of the organization. […]

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Chicago, IL 60606
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