Grant requests are by invitation only. We welcome potential grantees to review our  Our Process and our Frequently Asked Questions.


The Coleman Foundation uses the Fluxx grants management system for all LOIs, requests and reports. Mailed or emailed LOIs, requests and reports will no longer be accepted.


If your organization has not been funded by Coleman in the past, take our eligibility quiz here.

If your organization has been funded by Coleman in the past, you can access Fluxx here.



The Coleman Foundation awards grants the in the following areas: Entrepreneurship, Health and Rehabilitation Services, including Cancer Care, and Developmental Disability Service Organizations.  The Foundation’s primary geographic focus is the Chicago Metropolitan area; international programs will not be considered.


Grants are made only to organizations that are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax exempt, non-profit organizations, 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), and that are not private foundations. No grants can be made to individuals.


If your work fits one of our funding areas and is located in the Chicago metro area, please submit a Letter of Inquiry

Here are a few examples of our recent grants


Greater Southwest Development Corporation for the GSDC Business Academy

Cancer & Health Rehab

35 Chicago area hospitals and medical centers to create The Supportive Oncology Collaborative

Developmental Disabilities

Clearbrook for Intersect for Ability’s Building Supportive Workplace Cultures training initiative

Average Grant Size


Cancer Care


Developmental Disabilities



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