In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Coleman Foundation approved a grant totaling $55,900 to a non-profit organization in support of education programs. This grant advances strategies articulated in the Foundation's Impact Plans. Receiving a grant in this program area is:
$55,900 – SouthWorks Maker Entrepreneurship Programming
The proposal is for the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium to develop and deliver entrepreneurship education with resources specific to making/manufacturing, with a separate track for artisans/crafters, for aspiring entrepreneurs who are not professionally trained designers or engineers.