OVERVIEW: Established last decade, the Chase and Stephanie Coleman Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of New York billionaire couple Chase and Stephanie Coleman. The couple's giving priorities in the Big Apple include education and health, and the Colemans give particularly large sums to a select few hospitals which track with board memberships.
FUNDING AREAS: Education, Medical, Community, Environmental, Cultural
IP TAKE: Grantmaking at the foundation seems to be up. Unfortunately, the charity keeps a low profile, and does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals.
PROFILE: It's safe to say "Tiger Cub" Chase Coleman III has strong ties to New York City. Chase is a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New York. The young billionaire is currently at the helm of Tiger Global Management, a hedge fund. He and his wife Stephanie move their philanthropy through the Chase and Stephanie Coleman Foundation, which gave away around $5.7 million in a recent year, up from around $1 million at the start of the decade.
The couple's philanthropy strongly focuses in on New York area organizations. One area of interest is education. Besides the couple's Northeast alma maters and Coleman's private high school Deerfield Academy, in the Big Apple, the couple has supported places like The East Harlem School, Inner-City Scholarship Fund, KIPP NY, IMentor, and Teach for America.
The Colemans also support health outfits in New York City. Coleman sits on the board of Hospital of Special Surgery, which the couple has strongly supported. Another big winner is New-York Presbyterian Hospital, where Stephanie has sat on the board of trustees for a few years. Other grantees include Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Arts and culture doesn't seem to be a major interest of the couple's giving through their foundation. The Colemans have supported youth organizations in the city like Harlem RBI and The Boys Club of NY. Of late, though, the bulk of the family's funding has gone towards education and health outfits.
Per a recent tax form, the foundation states that it does not accept unsolicited proposals, making this funder hard to gain access to.
- Charles P. Coleman, III, Trustee
- Stephanie A. Coleman, Trustee
The Chase and Stephanie Coleman Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch, but below is contact information:
The Chase and Stephanie Coleman Foundation
9 W. 57th St.
New York City, NY 10019