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Do you value our commitment to being a high performing team and thrive in a collaborative work environment that is grounded in mutual support and respect? Do you believe as we do that diverse expertise and perspectives create the best results? Are you fulfilled in a job that requires analytic ability to develop efficient processes and sift through information for what is most relevant and, at the same time, approach work with an equity mindset...


The Coleman Foundation Board and staff gathered in September to honor our beloved colleague and Grants Manager Lisa Torres and wish her well in her next chapter.

Prevention and comprehensive treatment are more important than ever after the drastic drop in cancer screenings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that over 9 million patients missed screenings in 2020, leading to postponed diagnoses and more cancer deaths.1 Additionally, a recent, nationwide analysis released by the NYU School of Medicine shows that Chicago has the largest life expectancy gap across neighborhoods at 30.1 years, with an emphasis on the South...


Launched in 2009, Coleman Foundation grantee partner Keystone Alliance is a family of nonprofits who collaborate to empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to participate fully in their communities. Keystone is in the intermediate stage of building the Keystone Solutions Platform, a response to the workforce challenges faced by IDD organizations, such as the high staff turnover rate. The Keystone Solutions Platform strengthens back-office support for small and midsize providers with a comprehensive...


The Coleman Foundation awarded 29 grants for a total of $1.67 million in the Third Quarter of 2022....


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 about her journey to becoming our new Program Officer. Shelley: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how your career path has led you to your current...


According to the Small Business Administration, there are an estimated 4.65 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., making this the fastest-growing segment of small businesses in the country. We are excited to spotlight one of our grantees working hard to support these business leaders of the future: Foundation of Little Village (FLV).

The Coleman Foundation strives to champion our partners in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field and is proud to spotlight an organization who is working hard to bring families and community together through equity and opportunity.

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.    

The Coleman Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Stevens to our team as Program Officer. Nathan will be working in the program areas of entrepreneurship and developmental disabilities. Recently, CEO Shelley Davis sat down with Nathan and asked him a few questions about his journey to becoming our new Program Officer. Shelley: I know you come from a background of service and mission-driven organizations - what influenced you to you raise your hand to...