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Archived Grant Awards - 2009

Education

  • Beloit College, WI

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • California State University, Fresno, CA

    $73,000 to support the 2009-2010 Entrepreneurship Program to expand entrepreneurship through awareness activities, student scholarships for 2009 CEO conference, and support for outreach programs to high schools based on the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) model.

  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO), IL

    $150,000 to support the 2009 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) National Conference - October 22-24, 2009. CEO is comprised of students from chapters at 159 universities and colleges. Conference includes a business plan competition, chapter development sessions, elevator pitch competition and tracks for students and faculty in engineering and art.

  • Columbia College, CA

    $7,500 to support entrepreneur interview series "Inside the Entrepreneur - Enlightening Lessons" a project to capture stories of local entrepreneurs and create DVDs for instructional purposes for the classroom and community outreach.

  • Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, OH

    $25,000 to support the 2009 Entrepreneurship Education Forum scheduled for November 6-10, 2009 by providing scholarship for teachers at the high school, community college, college levels and educators at community organizations.

  • DePaul University, IL

    $154,500 to support the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center's overall strategic effort to achieve financial self-sustainability and long-term viability.

  • DePaul University, IL

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Finlandia University, MI

    $10,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Harry S. Truman College, IL

    $7,500 to develop a family child care entrepreneurship program to help create businesses to address the child care shortage in the community.

  • Illinois Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, IL

    $68,000 to support the 2009 Young Entrepreneurs Conference -- an opportunity to provide 9-12 grade students with exposure to business resources while inspiring them to work toward their aspirations of business ownership.

  • Illinois State University, IL

    $55,000 to support various programs and activities of the Entrepreneurial Studies Department in its efforts to develop an ongoing and sustainable program.

  • Illinois State University, IL

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Iowa Western Community College, IA

    $7,500 to establish Entrepreneur-in-Residence program. Entrepreneur will interact with faculty, students and community members, act as a mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs, assume in-classroom assignments, offer coaching to community entrepreneurs, and participate in training workshops and seminars.

  • Laramie County Community College, WY

    $7,500 to support creation of a cross-campus entrepreneurship advisory committee to achieve integrated entrepreneurship education through partnerships across the campus.

  • Lawrence Technological University, MI

    $10,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Lawrence University, WI

    $12,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Mid-Plains Community College, NE

    $5,000 to develop entrepreneurship workshops in rural community based on a model with innovative combinations of learning tools, technology, and partnerships.

  • Millikin University, IL

    $128,000 to support the program coordinator position and establish the student incubator. Funding will support oversight, development and implementation for the Center for Entrepreneurship's programs where the Foundation is supporting a chair position.

  • Millikin University, IL

    $10,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Chicago, IL

    $235,000 to provide support for the entrepreneurship program targeted to at-risk youth in Chicago schools. NFTE's capacity building and operations plan brings entrepreneurship education to 6,500 students.

  • North Central College, IL

    $88,000 to support the Self Employment in Arts (SEA) program consisting of an annual conference, regional conferences, and a comprehensive website to provide educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurship knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an independent artist.

  • Northeast Higher Education District, MN

    $5,000 to support the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour program across five community college campuses intended to create a forum for students to learn the possibilities offered through entrepreneurship.

  • Pima County Community College District, AZ

    $7,500 to support development of entrepreneurship outreach program and expand service offerings for self-employment, training and business advising to veterans, military personnel in transition, and National Guard members.

  • Prairie State College, IL

    $65,000 to support the Continuing Education Entrepreneurship Program by the Division of Community & Economic Development. Course offers a series of entrepreneurship workshops to introduce residents in the economically challenged communities of University Park, Chicago Heights, and Ford Heights to the concept of self-employment, and a program for eligible inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

  • Providence St. Mel School, IL

    $25,000 for scholarships to support private high school education in Chicago's west side.

  • Quincy University, IL

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Simmons College, MA

    $93,000 to develop a minor in Entrepreneurship for undergraduate students across multiple colleges, establishing and coordinating cross-campus undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs and initiating a student entrepreneurship advisory project with a local community colleges.

  • Snow College, UT

    $7,500 to support entrepreneurial lecture series program to deliver inspiration and education from guest lecturers designed to encourage interdisplinary entrepreneurial education, outreach to community entrepreneurs and business owners, and develop K-16 linkages.

  • St. Louis University, MO

    $22,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • U. S. Assoc. for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, TN

    $25,000 to support the 2010 conference with scholarships for faculty participation.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

    $64,500 to support the cross-campus Entrepreneurship Program and transition for the newly appointed successor of the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship. Funding will support consolidation of multiple entrepreneurship-oriented programs in one campus location as well as develop a multi-year strategic plan for the Institute of Entrepreneurship Studies.

  • Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, KY

    $15,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

  • Wichita State University, KS

    $10,000 to support the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Working under guidance of the Project Director, two to three Faculty Fellows will engage in projects which advance self-employment education and strengthen efforts to expand Entrepreneurship education to non-business courses.

Human Services

  • Elim Christian Services, IL

    $77,000 to support a program of Intersect for Ability network -- Autism Believing, Living & Employing (ABLE) to Increase opportunities for employing adults with autism and other developmental disabilities by providing: home and community workshops and consultation for life-stage transition planning; staff training and mentoring; and an internship program to support community employment and transition.

  • Clearbrook, IL

    $225,500 to support the Human Services Management collaborative comprised of executive directors, IT and program staff who worked toward development and implementation of a client case management database system to be utilized specifically by agencies that serve individuals with developmental disability.

  • Clearbrook, IL

    $164,000 to support a program of Intersect for Ability network - Generating Resources for Aging Through Collaborative Energies Project (GRACE). A collaborative approach to: developing a staff training program including curriculum, Learning Lab/Resource Room; developing/implementing model day services; and identifying adaptations/modifications to existing community-based housing (CILAs) for transitioning and supporting aging adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Little Friends, IL

    $80,000 to support a program of Intersect for Ability network - Adult Service Provider Core Training Program to develop a core training program for direct service providers for adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

  • Misericordia Heart of Mercy, IL

    $86,000 to support a program of Intersect for Ability network - Advancing Direct Support Professional Development, a professional certificate program for direct care workers to include: curriculum, recognition and mentoring. Projected outcomes are professional growth for employee, improved staff retention at agencies, and enhanced knowledge base that will improve quality of care.

  • Seguin Services, Inc., IL

    $175,000 to support a program of Intersect for Ability network - Building Bridges to the Future, to develop an initiative to ensure successful transition of special education students into adulthood by working with parents/students in Chicago suburban high schools to provide coaching, linkages to financial, medical, and legal resources, and adult services training experiences.

Health and Rehabilitation

  • Exceptional Children Have Opportunities (ECHO), IL

    $44,200 to support Conductive Education in Special Education Programs. In partnership with Governors State University, ECHO will serve as a model for embedding Conductive Education (CE) into the school setting. This grant provides support for a Master Conductive Education Teacher to lead the program, provide additional staff development, develop a curriculum embedded with CE, and serve to validate the CE program within seventeen south Chicago school districts.

  • Center for Independence through Conductive Education, IL

    $76,000 to support the Conductive Education Research program in conjunction with Governors State University. The research will validate how conductive education improves motor functioning for children with disabilities and evaluate the impact on a child's capability to learn life skills.

  • GiGi's Playhouse, IL

    $25,000 to support Therapeutic and Educational Program Developments at the new Chicago location. Programs specifically designed for children with Down's Syndrome.

  • Governors State University, IL

    $124,000 to support the Conductive Education Research program in conjunction with the Center for Independence through Conductive Education. This research begins to confirm why conductive education works, and will improve the scientific basis for the conductive education program. Research intends to measure the outcome of participation in conductive education and offers the potential for conductive education to be adopted as an effective option for people with physical disabilities.

  • Holy Cross Hospital, NM

    $70,000 to support final phase of the Radiology Department upgrade. The first phase began with upgrading hospital communications technology, and installing the Patient Archival Communications System. The second phase involved purchasing and installing x-ray room, fluoroscopic, bone densitometer equipment. This final phase includes purchasing and installing digital mammogram equipment and digital portable C-Arm units.

  • Hope Institute for Children and Families, IL

    $258,000 to support system development of common outcomes for multiple developmental disabilities organizations by formalizing collaborative partnerships through evaluation, program development and sharing of lessons learned. The project will apply The Autism Program model employed with 27 agencies and three universities across Illinois which provides program evaluation, resource sharing, technical assistance, program replication and network cohesions.

  • Intersect for Ability

    The Coleman Foundation awarded ten general operating grants to members of the Intersect for Ability network. Grants for $30,000 were awarded to member organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in Illinois: Barbara Olson Center of Hope, Clearbrook, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Elim Christian Services, Helping Hands Rehabilitation Center, Little Friends, Inc., Misericordia Heart of Mercy, PACCT Learning Center, Park Lawn Association, Seguin Services, Inc.

Cancer Care

  • Cancer Center for Healthy Living, IL

    $24,100 for the Coping with Cancer Online Support Program.

  • Cancer Wellness Center, IL

    $25,000 to support the Integrated Cancer Patient Support Program to Improve Quality of Life.

  • Gilda's Club Chicago, IL

    $25,000 to support Hospital Outreach Staff Expansion.

  • Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, IL

    $25,000 to support Cancer Wellness Centers Expansion to Rural Areas.

  • Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support Center, IL

    $25,000 to support the Family First Program.

  • Leukemia Research Foundation, IL

    $100,000 to support Hollis Brownstein New Investigator Research program which provides financial resources to young scientists whose work offers innovative research that may lead to substantive breakthroughs. The program allows new researchers to become better positioned for national funding. Approximately 70 percent of funded research programs receive funding from National Institute of Health or similar organizations.

  • Living Well Cancer Resource Center, IL

    $25,000 to support the Connect to Care Program.

  • Loyola University Medical Center, IL

    $2,000,000 to support renovation and redesign of Bone Marrow Treatment Unit at Loyola University Hospital, intended to transform four distinct nursing units into a 28,000 square foot integrated center that brings key resources to cancer patients. The project will provide enhanced space for Loyola's multi-disciplinary health care team to collaborate, and provide in an environment that supports patients and their families.

  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, IL

    $500,000 to provide capital support for the Cancer Treatment Center Project. The centerpiece of the 4,500 square foot facility will be a linear accelerator for radiation therapy treatments, replacing failing equipment.

  • Sinai Health System, IL

    $300,000 for a digital mammography unit for the identification of atypical or suspicious cancer growths, and to support the Patient Navigator Program. Navigators work with women enrolled in the State of Illinois Stand Against Cancer program to ensure they receive testing and treatment for breast cancer diagnosis.

  • Stillwaters Cancer Support Services, WI

    $22,100 to support Professional Development and Program Expansion.

  • Wellness House, IL

    $25,000 to support Healthy Living Programs.

  • Wellness Place, IL

    $25,000 to support the Off-Site Psychosocial Support Initiative.