The Coleman Foundation has focused on three program areas for over twenty years – Cancer, Developmental Disabilities and Entrepreneurship Education. Over the past several months, our program staff has employed the “Getting to Impact” framework developed by the Association for Small Foundations as part of a strategic planning process to more clearly make the connection between grant strategies and intended outcomes in these three major areas. On March 1, 2012, the Board of Directors approved these Impact Plans to provide a basic outline of the goals for the Foundation’s grantmaking in 2012.
On each of the next three days, the Impact Plans for one major funding area will be announced on the Foundation’s blog. The announcement will include a graphical representation of the plans and a brief description of them. Plans for the Cancer program will be announced on Tuesday, March 6. Plans for the Developmental Disabilities program will be announced on Wednesday, March 7. Plans for the Entrepreneurship Education program will be announced on Thursday, March 8.
The Foundation’s Impact Plans should inform potential grantees as to the particular strategies the Foundation seeks to fund. The Foundation welcomes potential grantees to review our grantmaking process which is available on our website.
Michael W. Hennessy