A SMALL ORGANIZATION THAT MAKES BIG CHANGE WITH A BOLD VISION
Coleman Advocates is an independent, non-profit community organization with a modest budget, a bold vision, and remarkable impact. We rely entirely on support from individuals, private foundations, agencies and corporations, with no government grants for our programs. We have a diverse financial base, receiving income from: foundations, individual donors, membership dues, earned income and rental income from tenants of our Community Center.
On a budget of less than one million dollars, Coleman Advocates annually:
- Engages more than 1000 youth and parents in community change activities
- Intensively trains more than 50 urban high school students and their parents to be school and community leaders
- Mobilizes more than 1000 community members to support campaigns to improve public schools, defend and increase city safety net funding, win good jobs and affordable housing.
- Wins millions of dollars in new city investments for youth or in programs saved from budget cuts.
Our work is generously supported by the following foundations:
- Alliance for Education Justice Youth Justice Corp
- Edward W. Hazen Foundation
- Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
- Hill-Snowdon Foundation
- Just & Fair Schools Fund, PIP
- Marguerite Casey Foundation
- Stone Foundation
- Victor and Lorraine Honig Fund
- W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation