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

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Jennifer Oh The Coleman Foundation

Jennifer Oh

Program Officer grants@colemanfoundation.org Jennifer Oh is a mission-driven strategist and social change agent well-versed in community engagement, public health, and philanthropy. She joined The Coleman Foundation in June 2022, focusing on the Foundation’s grantmaking areas in health and rehabilitation, as...
Thomas D. Trinley The Coleman Foundation

Thomas D. Trinley

CFO/COO info@colemanfoundation.org Mr. Trinley is a nonprofit leader with over thirty years of finance, investment, governance, communications and strategic planning experience. His work, both as a paid staff member and as a volunteer board member, has been focused primarily on...
Shelley A. Davis

Shelley A. Davis

President and CEO info@colemanfoundation.org Shelley Davis was appointed as President and CEO of Coleman foundation in 2020. She has dedicated her career to the non-profit and philanthropic sector and is a lifelong Chicago Southsider who grew up in the South...

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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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