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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....


By Clark McCain   This summer marked my fifteenth anniversary at The Coleman Foundation and in private philanthropy. With gratitude for the opportunity and awe in our achievements, I announce my plans to depart from the Foundation at the end of November 2021. I move on to care for family needs that have emerged in the pandemic, advance a special personal project, and evaluate opportunities that align with my passions. During my time at the Foundation, I believe...


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


Coleman Foundation funds community-based business support organizations to provide financial literacy training, but many entrepreneurs still don’t know they need it. A significant number of business owners in low and moderate-income neighborhoods were not able to access capital or apply for PPP loans. Learn more about what grantees are doing to address this financial literacy knowledge gap....