Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

June 20, 2018
Children attending Refugee One beach day

Polk Bros. Foundation’s focus on refugees and asylum seekers profiled in new report

Polk Bros. Foundation’s focus on refugees and asylum seekers profiled in new report Polk Bros. Foundation believes that families belong together. We believe that policies and […]
June 12, 2018
child rides a bike at an anti-violence block party in Gage Park

Chicago funders on gun violence: ‘We do not have time to waste’

Chicago funders on gun violence: ‘We do not have time to waste’ This is an excerpt of an article by Ellen Alberding (Joyce Foundation), Gillian Darlow […]
June 11, 2018
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Polk Bros. Foundation transitioning to online grant application

Polk Bros. Foundation transitioning to online grant application Polk Bros. Foundation is modernizing our grantmaking process by transitioning to a new online grant application system in […]
May 2, 2018
New Opportunity FIRST Fund

Chicago foundations create FIRST Fund to help address domestic violence

Chicago foundations create FIRST Fund to help address domestic violence CHICAGO —  Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) — in collaboration with Polk Bros. Foundation, Crown Family […]
April 7, 2018
Celebrate and Inspire Affordable Rental Housing Preservation

Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Rental Housing Preservation award

Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Rental Housing Preservation award Chicago has a shortage of affordable housing. The supply of affordable rental housing in Chicago – […]
September 4, 2017
Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Chicago’s gun violence crisis requires all of us to make community safety a priority. Last year, following […]
October 15, 2014
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Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning

Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning In 1994, Polk Bros. Foundation issued a Request for Proposals that announced, “The Foundation seeks proposals for educational […]
September 7, 2014
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Spotlight on Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Spotlight on Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Families with children who have been sexually abused often must face long legal processes, tell their stories multiple times to […]
August 30, 2014
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Spotlight on DePaul University’s Legal Resource Project

Spotlight on DePaul University’s Legal Resource Project Small and mid-size nonprofit organizations that serve immigrants and refugees can often struggle to keep up with evolving immigration […]