In the first quarter of 2017, the Coleman Foundation approved grants totaling $252,185 to non-profit organizations in support of the human services program. These grants advance strategies articulated in the Foundation's Human Services Impact Plan. Among those receiving grants in this program area are:
$117,185 – Enhancing Community Partnerships with Traditional Providers
The award is to continue a prior-funded effort to engage individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and communities in the planning and implementation of alternative residential models. Building on earlier work, this project will focus on assisting providers of services in delivering alternative solutions to the individuals and families they serve.
Search, Inc., IL
$135,000 – Phase II of Career Services at the Planet Access Company
The award is to continue a pilot program which identifies job roles for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in third-party logistics businesses. Participation by an academic partner will help to document the business case for employing this labor resource in this sector of the economy.