Increasing Personal Empowerment self-determination, and well-being of individuals in Chicago communities ADVANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP with an emphasis on low and moderate income neighborhoods SUPPORTING PATIENT CENTERED CANCER CARE and health rehabilitation services SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS to deliver and improve care
SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS to deliver and improve care
BUILDING ON A LEGACY of impact in Chicago

Who We Are

The Coleman Foundation is a private grantmaking
foundation that invests in ideas and initiatives that
improve the lives of individuals in the Chicago metro area.

We engage organizations that work in our three areas of focus.
We learn from them. We catalyze collaboration among them.
We fund projects to help them serve their communities more effectively.

Who We Are

The Coleman Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that invests in ideas and initiatives that improve the lives of individuals in the Metro Chicago area.

We engage organizations that work in our three areas of focus. We learn from them. We catalyze collaboration among them. We fund projects to help them serve their communities more effectively.

Latest News

The Coleman Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Oh to our team as Program Officer. Jennifer will be working in the program areas of health and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Recently, CEO Shelley Davis sat down with Jennifer and asked her a few questions......

The Coleman Foundation awarded 28 grants for a total of $2.97 million in Second Quarter 2022. This included a gift to the Intersect for Ability network, distributed to 18 partner organizations.    ...

Over $70 million in grants awarded in the last 10 years

Entrepreneurship

$19.9 million

Cancer Care and Health Rehabilitation Services

$27.2 million

Developmental Disability Service Organizations

$22.3 million

2021 Grants ($ millions)

$1.7

Entrepreneurship

$2.1

Cancer & Health Rehab

$2.4

Developmental Disabilities

$7.1

Total (Includes Board Directed and Other Grants)