Grant Awards - 2014
Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows 2014-2015 Program (Grantees are various colleges and universities)
Awards totaling $491,600 to support the Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program intended to build Entrepreneurship Education in departments across campuses of participating colleges and universities. Project Directors identify Faculty Fellows from disciplines outside of Entrepreneurship and the Business school. Faculty Fellows, working under the guidance of the Project Director, will engage in projects which advance self-employment education. The Fellows class of 2014-2015 includes 19 universities and colleges. Participating colleges are Beloit College (WI), California State University, Fresno (CA), Colorado Mesa University (CO), Cornell University (NY), DePaul University (IL), Elon University (NC), Finlandia University (MI), Illinois Institute of Technology (IL), Illinois State University (IL), Lawrence Technological University (MI), Millikin University (IL), North Central College (IL), St. Louis University (MO), Stetson University (FL), Texas Christian University (TX), University of North Carolina – Greensboro (NC), Webster University (MO), Wichita State University(KS), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA).
Future Founders Foundation, Chicago, IL
$35,000 to support the Youth Entrepreneurship Program which will connect 400-450 students in Chicago's low income areas to entrepreneurial careers, help them create business plans and augment classroom programming developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Future Founders Foundation, Chicago, IL
$100,000 to support the launch of the Future Founders Collegiate Program, an entrepreneurial enhancement program for collegiate entrepreneurs that provides motivated youth with experiential learning opportunities, immersion in a connected entrepreneurial community, and preparation to work for or as entrepreneurs. Community resources exist, but students need to be guided through the process of awareness and integration into the community.
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), Springfield, MA
$100,000 to build training in “Effectuation” for community college presidents and entrepreneurship educators and to create a validated assessment tool in support of the Entrepreneurial Colleges in Action grant competition to occur at the 2014 NACCE Conference.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Chicago, Chicago, IL
$420,000 over two years to support Experiential Entrepreneurship Education programming to an additional 3,800 students (some middle school, mostly high school). Through trained NFTE certified teachers, at-risk students are given opportunities to learn and practice entrepreneurial skills. Learning is augmented by volunteer business professionals who support teachers' efforts and provide coaching to help students develop their business plans.
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
$134,083 to support the Coleman Professorship in Entrepreneurship and related self-employment educational programs for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years.
Coleman Foundation Giving Tuesday Matching Grants 2013 Program (Various Grantees)
Awards totaling $330,745 to support the Coleman Foundation Giving Tuesday Matching Grants 2013 Program to match contributions received online by 19 selected grantees (up to $20,000 per grantee). Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving and follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” on the post-Thanksgiving shopping calendar. Participating grantees were Almost Home Kids, IL, Barbara Olson Center of Hope, IL, Blue Cap, IL, Center for Independence through Conductive Education, IL, Clearbrook, IL, Countryside Association for People with Disabilities, IL, Donka, Inc., IL, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, IL, Elim Christian Services, IL, Helping Hand Center, IL, Little Friends, Inc., IL, Misericordia Heart of Mercy, IL, Opportunity Knocks, IL, PACTT Learning Center, IL, Park Lawn Association, IL, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, IL, Trinity Services, Inc., IL , UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago, IL, and Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, IL.
Aspire, Westchester, IL
$177,000 to support the “Framework -- Accelerated Training to Live on Your Own”, a residential services pilot program to enable adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities to transition to living independently in the community with minimal assistance. After graduation from the program, four participants are expected to transition to independent residential environments.
Have Dreams, Evanston, IL
$125,000 to support the creation of the Have Dreams Academy, Autism at Work track, a new enterprise that will train young adults with autism to work in the manufacturing industry. This initiative, developed in partnership with a local commercial bakery, will train young adults with autism to gain employment in manufacturing environments. A curriculum focusing on specific manufacturing-related tasks will be developed and piloted with an initial class of trainees. Resources will be provided to cultivate employment opportunities at small manufacturers in the Evanston and surrounding area for program completers.
Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation, Glenview, IL
$47,500 for staffing support for the Growing Solutions Farm, an urban agriculture vocational program for young people with autism and developmental disabilities located at the Illinois Medical. The program will provide training in agriculture and soft skills for 10-15 program participants
Riverside Foundation, Lincolnshire, IL
$70,000 to fund the acquisition of furniture and furnishings for two new group homes which will enable eight individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live with greater independence. The award assists Riverside Foundation as it transitions individuals currently residing in the organization's 97-bed intermediate care facility to community homes which better suit their needs and provide greater opportunity for community inclusion.
Health & Rehabilitation
Almost Home Kids, Naperville, IL
$100,000 to support establishment of a Medical Education Program for medical students, residents, fellows and practicing doctors. Almost Home Kids will serve as the outpatient site to give physicians the knowledge, skills and understanding that will allow them to competently care for children with special health care needs. No other program in Illinois teaches physicians how to manage a child's complex medical issues in an outpatient setting that can translate to coordinated, appropriate care.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Illinois Chapter, Chicago, IL
$101,700.00 to support the creation of an Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Survivorship program for blood cancer patients between the ages of 15 and 39. Through this program, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will connect to young patients and empower them to direct their survivorship. The program will include educational programming with cancer center partners, and resources to help cancer survivors understand post treatment and the long term effects of cancer.
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
$207,000 to support development and establishment of the Interdisciplinary Cancer Survivorship (ICS) program. The Survivorship Coordinator/Navigator will coordinate care that includes development of survivorship care plans, psychosocial support, nutrition counseling, exercise programming, integrative therapies, and palliative care.