2021 Annual Report

Reflections On 2021

Letter from the CEO: Shelley Davis

I am proud and delighted to introduce the Coleman Foundation’s first Annual Report to our peers, partners, grantees and friends, and pleased to have this opportunity to share my thoughts on this extraordinary year of transition.

Like many of our peers in philanthropy, we are metabolizing the lessons we learned as grantmakers during a global pandemic. We asked our grantees about their biggest challenges to accomplishing their missions and in response we began adopting trust-based philanthropy practices: streamlining our application process and increasing our unrestricted general operating grants.

We also outlined a two-year strategic plan which affirms our commitment to our three historical program areas: entrepreneurship, health and rehabilitation, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our plan’s learning agenda will include visiting our grantees in the community, inviting leaders into our board meetings, and co-hosting grantee convenings.

Our 2021 annual report documents that the Board approved grants of $6.2 million across our three program areas. Total grants made for the year were $7.1 million.

Our grantees have provided photos to connect places and faces with the missions that draw us into the work, reminding us of the resilience and strength community leaders demonstrated through all the challenges of the pandemic.

Reflecting on the past year, all of us at Coleman are reminded of the privilege it is to give to the organizations who are providing solutions and opportunities for communities across the Chicago metropolitan area.

We are so excited to see what 2022 reveals.

–Shelley

Shelly's Signature

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Program Highlights

HEALTH AND REHABILITATION


The Coleman Foundation invests in programs designed to provide comprehensive, high-quality, patient-centered care. We support collaborations among healthcare institutions, community organizations and service providers working to engage patients in their treatment, empower them to make informed decisions about their own care, and provide them access to highly trained professionals.

Community Health Workers are trained to help families in their neighborhood by connecting them with doctors, services and educational resources. Photo courtesy of: Alivio Medical Center

Community Health Workers are trained to help families in their neighborhood by connecting them with doctors, services and educational resources. Photo courtesy of: Alivio Medical Center

Supportive Oncology: Camp One Step continued virtually, proving it isn’t just a place, but a community.
Photo courtesy of: Children’s Oncology Services

Supportive Oncology: Camp One Step continued virtually, proving it isn’t just a place, but a community. Photo courtesy of: Children’s Oncology Services

By supporting over thirty cancer care providers and building the community health worker workforce, we are able to help expand access to health services in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP


The Coleman Foundation invests in the work of Business Support Organizations which provide neighborhood-based entrepreneurs with the training, education and connections they need to thrive. We collaborate with other funders and a growing network of nonprofit organizations committed to supporting entrepreneurs and building Chicago’s small business sector.

¡Mercado! en Navidad transformed the Belmont Central Parking Garage to kick-off holiday shopping with food, art, retail and live performers.
Photo courtesy of Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Mercado¡ en Navidad transformed the Belmont Central Parking Garage to kick-off holiday shopping with food, art, retail and live performers. Photo courtesy of: Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

Greater Southwest Side Community Development Corporation helps entrepreneurs access training, skills, and capital needed to expand their small businesses, like Nestor’s Auto & Tire Shop. Photo courtesy of: GSCD

Greater Southwest Side Community Development Corporation helps entrepreneurs access training, skills, and capital needed to expand their small businesses, like Nestor’s Auto & Tire Shop. Photo courtesy of: GSCD

We invest in the capacity of twenty-five Chicago business support organizations, particularly those that serve low-income communities and/ or under-resourced populations.

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES


The Coleman Foundation invests in I/DD providers working to improve self-sufficiency and quality of life for people with disabilities. We help organizations adapt and improve service delivery models in response to emerging client needs.

Search Inc. trains businesses, schools, and organizations to communicate with employees, prospective hires, and customers who have disabilities. Photo courtesy of: Search, Inc.

Search Inc. trains businesses, schools, and organizations to communicate with employees, prospective hires, and customers who have disabilities. Photo courtesy of: Search, Inc.

Max, a 4-year-old with a Cerebral Palsy, gets the supports and therapies he needs to take steps towards independence. Photo courtesy of: Center for Independence through Conductive Education

Max, a 4-year-old with a Cerebral Palsy, gets the supports and therapies he needs to take steps towards independence. Photo courtesy of: Center for Independence through Conductive Education

We partner with over fifty intellectual/developmental disability organizations across the greater Chicago area providing services to individuals and families.

2021 GRANT MAKING


2021 ($ millions)

$2.1

HEALTH AND REHABILITATION

$1.7

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

$2.4

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES

Grantee List

HEALTH AND REHABILITATION

$10,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$15,000
Cancer Community Providers
$5,400
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$15,000
Cancer Community Providers
$9,275
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$200,950
The 4 C’s: Comprehensive Cancer Care in our Communities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$10,000
Cancer Community Providers
$150,000
Supportive Oncology for Veteran Patients with Lung Cancer
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$6,625
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$4,300
Threshold Matching Grant
$220,000
Supportive Oncology Collaborative Website Assignment
$13,000
COVID-19 Youth Vaccine Outreach
$6,600
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$9,800
Threshold Matching Grant
$15,000
Cancer Community Providers
$8,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$11,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$250,000
Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership
$150,000
Supportive Oncology through 4R Patient Care Sequences for Breast Cancer Patients
$100,000
Community Health Worker Hub
$150,000
Supportive Oncology for Cancer Patients
$5,300
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$20,000
Cancer Community Providers
$20,000
Temporary Vaccine Clinic at Chicago Family Health Center
$100,000
South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (SSPAC)
$223,000
Coleman Palliative Medicine Training
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$500,000
Fund for Equitable Business Growth
$50,000
Windy City Harvest Entrepreneurship Pathway Program
$3,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
$2,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$200
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$4,900
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$1,250
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Entrepreneurship
$27,000
Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA)
$50,000
Entrepreneurship
$4,300
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$8,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$100,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$10,000
USASBE Conference and the Hughes Advocacy Award Luncheon
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations
$50,000
Capacity Support to Business Support Organizations

INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES

$3,600
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities Employment Services
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching
$45,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$25,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$5,250
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$2,550
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$191,000
Keystone Solutions Platform
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$400,000
New Fully Accessible CILA Home
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$6,100
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$25,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$11,550
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$30,000
Disabilities
$8,850
Threshold Matching Grant
$250,000
I/DD Community-Based Programming
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$125,000
General Operating Support
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$6,900
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$45,000
Disabilities
$1,900
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$25,000
Disabilities
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$35,000
Disabilities
$6,450
Threshold Matching Grant

OTHER

$900
Threshold Matching Grant
$11,000
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$2,500
Board Directed Giving
$50,000
Choose Your Adventure, a Workforce Development Program
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$25,000
General Operating Support
$4,235
Annual Support
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$27,750
General Operating Support
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$100,000
General Operating Support
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$12,500
Threshold Matching Grant
$175,000
Board Directed Giving
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$10,000
Celebration! 2021 Fundraiser
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$8,225
Threshold Matching Grant
$25,000
Board Directed Giving
$50,000
Board Directed Giving
$5,000
Board Directed Giving
$250
Board Directed Giving
$250
Board Directed Giving

2021 Hennessy Retirement from top left: C. McCain, L. Torres, D. Wanzenberg, S. Davis, M. Hennessy, M. Furlong, T. Trinley, (bottom left) E. Fleming, A. Fitzgerald, E. Barron.
Photo credit: Ozzie Ramsay