Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 18, 2021
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Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year

Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year During its August 2021 meeting, Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a second […]
August 18, 2021
New Grants Made for Chicago's Equitable Recovery

Ten efforts receive $2.8 million from Polk Bros. Foundation for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Ten efforts receive $2.8 million from Polk Bros. Foundation for Chicago’s equitable recovery Grants bring total FY21 increased Equitable Recovery grantmaking to $8.23 million CHICAGO (August […]
June 10, 2021
New Grants Made for Chicago's Equitable Recovery

Polk Bros. Foundation awards $1.325 million to eight promising efforts for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Polk Bros. Foundation awards $1.325 million to eight promising efforts for Chicago’s equitable recovery Foundation’s Board approved a total of $8.38 million at its May meeting […]
March 22, 2021
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Our second round of increased FY21 grantmaking ($2.155MM) invests in how Chicagoans are shaping our city’s future

Our second round of increased FY21 grantmaking ($2.155MM) invests in how Chicagoans are shaping our city’s future By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO When the […]
March 22, 2021
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Chicagoland’s Vaccine Corps Partnership formed to help counter distrust of COVID-19 vaccines

Chicagoland’s Vaccine Corps Partnership formed to help counter distrust of COVID-19 vaccines By Divya Mohan Little, program officer for Polk Bros. Foundation If there is one […]
November 23, 2020
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Announcing the first $2.05 million of our increased FY21 grantmaking for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Announcing the first $2.05 million of our increased FY21 grantmaking for Chicago’s equitable recovery By Gillian Darlow In August, we shared with you the news that […]
November 23, 2020
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Ellen Multack joins Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors

Ellen Multack joins Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors At its annual meeting, Polk Bros. Foundation Board of Directors appointed Ellen Multack as a Board member. […]
August 19, 2020
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Polk Bros. Foundation significantly increases grantmaking to help address Chicago’s pandemic recovery and long-standing systemic racism

Polk Bros. Foundation significantly increases grantmaking to help address Chicago’s pandemic recovery and long-standing systemic racism Approved FY21 grantmaking to increase by more than 30% CHICAGO […]
August 19, 2020
In all its beauty and pain

This is a catalyst moment: Increasing our investment in Chicago

This is a catalyst moment: Increasing our investment in Chicago By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO I don’t think it’s a secret that Polk Bros. […]