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The Coleman Foundation has been dedicated to Chicagoland communities since 1951. I am very proud of this legacy and the lasting and continuing impact the Coleman Foundation has had in Chicago.  I also recognize that our work requires consistent reflection and am committed to listening to and serving an even broader and more diverse community.  It is a serious responsibility to chair the board at this critical moment in the world where there is urgent need...


The Coleman Foundation awarded 117 grants for a total of $3.3 million in First Quarter 2022


  As part of our strategic plan learning agenda in entrepreneurship, Coleman co-hosted a virtual workshop for Business SupportOrganizations (BSOs) in February with the Fund for Equitable Business Growth (the Fund). The Fund, a collaboration between the Chicago Community Trust and several Chicago foundations including Coleman, is committed to building a more just, equitable and resilient society by creating a marketplace of services for entrepreneurs of color in the Chicago region. The workshop was attended by...


For decades, The Coleman Foundation has funded cancer research, treatment and care. Our deep and diverse work in this field with hospitals and community support centers afforded us a unique position from where we learned the common concerns shared by organizations across the region as they strove to provide the best possible care for their patients.  Through our partnership with cancer support organizations, we also learned about the challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis and...


Dear friends and colleagues, After almost 26 years with the Coleman Foundation, it is bittersweet to announce that my tenure will end on June 30, 2022. It has been my privilege to serve as Senior Program Officer where I was influential in affecting many organizations and the clients they serve. I am grateful for time spent with the Foundation’s grantees who presented awareness of the needs of populations ranging from those that lack opportunities for quality healthcare,...


Are you a strategic thinker with an equity mindset? Are you committed to reducing health disparities among underserved people and in under-resourced communities? Are you a champion of the good work being done in Chicago by nonprofits, community organizations and funders? We're hiring a Program Officer. Learn more:  Join Our Team: Program Officer    #philanthropy #healthequity #intellectualdisabilities #developmentaldisabilities #supportiveoncology #cancercare #healthandrehab #chicago #chicagojobs #hiring #foundations    ...


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....


The Coleman Foundation awarded 8 grants for a total of $1.5 million in July, August, and September 2021....