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Our History

Who We Are

The J.C. Coleman Foundation just experienced a transition in its mission. For over two years, we have been serving the community with an after school program housed at the Delaware Center. Additionally, we had helped the Delaware Center with its Summer Program. But now we are concentrating on helping select organizations with their programs by providing necessary funding.

We are a Christian-based foundation, dedicated to supporting non-profit programs that are concerned with the welfare and education of at-risk kids. The term “at-risk” relates to any child who is at risk of not finishing school, at risk of falling behind in school, etc. Our focus is the children.

The J.C. Coleman Foundation was founded in 2008 in memory of my father, James Calvin Coleman, who was born in 1924 and died in 1983. His childhood was challenging: he was the only child of deaf-mute parents. But through his service with the U.S. Navy and the G.I. Bill, he was able to get an accounting degree while working part-time in the mailroom of Mobil Oil Corporation. My father, a devout Christian, worked his way up to lead accountant and worked for Mobil for 35 years. Our logo features the Pegasus, the symbol of Mobil Oil for many years. (Mobil is now merged with Exxon and is known as ExxonMobil.) His life and dedication to family made this foundation possible.

We are excited to be able to help non-profits who are struggling much like we were. In fact, we are even willing to volunteer at locations we help. The J.C. Coleman Foundation wants to give back to the community. We look forward to hearing from you.