The Coleman Foundation gives $1 million to disability research
July 19, 2013
A few times each year, foundations often announce the number of grants they've made during a particular quarter in bulk. It can be relatively rare, however, for one organization to give money to various nonprofits all focused on one particular industry or project.
That was the case, though, within The Coleman Foundation, which recently announced that it gave almost $1 million to numerous charities honed in on making major changes in the realm of developmental disabilities. Among the groups honored with awards include Misericordia Heart of Mercy, which will put the money toward creating lodgings for residents, and Seguin Services Inc., which will use its funds to enable the Building Bridges to the Future project, allowing a smooth transition between academia and careers.
The money was given as a part of The Coleman Foundation's Developmental Disabilities Impact Plan.
What's notable about this award-giving cycle is the fact that disabilities of this sort aren't the group's only focus area normally. The Coleman Foundation has numerous other interests, including cancer treatment and academic support and initiatives as well, though their efforts are primarily honed in on organizations in the Chicago area.
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