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

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July 2023: Summer Newsletter

From the CEO   As much as I welcome summer like any Midwesterner, I admit that the joy of this season has been tempered by what feels like a barrage of bad news in local and national headlines these past...
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Second Quarter 2023 Grants

Read our Summer 2023 Newsletter ENTREPRENEURSHIP GranteeAmountDescriptionChicago Horticultural Society$75,000.00Windy City Harvest Entrepreneurship PathwayChicago Urban League$125,000.00Chicago Urban League's Center for Entrepreneurship & InnovationGreater Chatham Initiative$50,000.00Small Business Development & Services SupportInitiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)$50,000.002023 Entrepreneurship ProgramNew Covenant Community Development...
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The Coleman Foundation’s Office Was Open on Juneteenth – Here’s Why

Juneteenth has been gaining awareness since Congress passed legislation in 2021 to establish Juneteenth National Independence Day as our nation’s newest federal holiday.  Although this declaration came poignantly in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, widening...

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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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