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Welcome to the Coleman Foundation

The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation supports educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education, organizations providing cancer treatment, education and support, and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area - its primary geographical focus.


Our Mission:

►   To support access to services, organizations, and programs that effectively increase the knowledge, skills, personal empowerment, self-determination, and well-being of individuals in metro Chicago communities.

►   The Foundation will pursue this mission by placing funding priority on programs and strategies developed for the three core funding areas and a selective community enrichment component.


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