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Going Home Coalition

June 2023 Grantmaking: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Self-advocates of the Going Home Coalition standing up for their rights. PC: Going Home Coalition June, 2023 In this past funding cycle, Coleman supported The Arc of Illinois, an organization that educates, advocates, and connects people...
Soul Delivered

June 2023 Grantmaking: Entrepreneurship

South Side business owners gather to announce Soul Delivered, a community-driven delivery service. PC: Atavia Reed/Block Club Chicago June, 2023 The Coleman Foundation’s funding in entrepreneurship is centered on increasing economic opportunity by investing in entrepreneurship...
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Sector Spotlight: Community Health Workers

Prevention and comprehensive treatment are more important than ever after the drastic drop in cancer screenings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that over 9 million patients missed screenings in 2020, leading to postponed diagnoses and...
Mel.Zee

Grantee Spotlight: Keystone Alliance

Launched in 2009, Coleman Foundation grantee partner Keystone Alliance is a family of nonprofits who collaborate to empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to participate fully in their communities. Keystone is in the intermediate stage of building the...
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Grantee Spotlight: Foundation of Little Village

According to the Small Business Administration, there are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making this the fastest-growing segment of small businesses in the country. We are excited to spotlight one of our grantees working hard to...
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Grantee Spotlight: El Valor

The Coleman Foundation strives to champion our partners in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field and is proud to spotlight an organization who is working hard to bring families and community together through equity and opportunity.   Taking their name...
Photo of Alo and Volunteer Nusaibah courtesy of Almost Home Kids.

Almost Home Kids Develops a Replicable Care Model for Children with Multiple Disabilities

By Rosa Berardi Senior Program Officer   The Coleman Foundation has long supported organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Recognizing that disability rehabilitation can be a lifelong process beginning at birth, Coleman has approached and listened to the needs of organizations...
51st Street Business Association. Photo courtesy of UrbanMain.

Community Economic Recovery through Entrepreneurship: Revitalizing Urban Corridors

By Clark McCain Senior Program Officer    In 2017, after decades of work to advance entrepreneurship education at colleges and universities, the Coleman Foundation pivoted its attention to Chicago neighborhoods. We began to recognize that the work of creating access to entrepreneurship programs in higher education was substantially complete, and...
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Building a Thriving Business Community through Entrepreneurship Education

One of the strategies guiding The Coleman Foundation’s initial efforts to support entrepreneurs in low- and moderate-income Chicago neighborhoods is to increase the capacity of trusted, community-rooted entrepreneurship educational organizations.  A recent study indicated that more than 130 community-based organizations...
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Improving Quality of Life for Patients with Cancer

November 19, 2019 According to the American Cancer Society, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. Since 1971, the number of cancer survivors in the US has...

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