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 supported Almost Home Kids to develop a replicable care model for children with medically complex needs, and a professional development program to address the shortage of medical professionals trained in the subspecialties needed to serve them. Rosa Berardi, Senior Program Officer shares Almost Home Kids story of moms on a mission, inspirational leadership, and impressive accomplishments. ...

Clark McCain, Senior Program Officer reflects on The Coleman Foundation’s pivot to support entrepreneurship education in Chicago’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and its strategy to grow a support network for them. Decades of support for entrepreneurship education and lessons learned from the UrbanMain pilot program shape the program....

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

2020 Grants ($ millions)

$2.7

Entrepreneurship

$2.4

Cancer & Health Rehab

$3.9

Developmental Disabilities

$11.8

Total (Includes COVID response grants)