Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

March 22, 2021

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

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

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

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

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. […]
June 2, 2020

Holding Ourselves Accountable in this Moment: A Message from our CEO

Holding Ourselves Accountable in this Moment A Message from our CEO Dear Friends, Last week, one of my colleagues here at Polk Bros. Foundation asked us […]
March 27, 2020

Our commitment to grantee partners during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our commitment to grantee partners during the COVID-19 pandemic   Dear Polk Bros. Foundation grantee partners, Frequently, in the course of our work together, we find […]
March 18, 2020

A joint message from local foundations to the Chicago region’s nonprofit community | COVID-19

A joint message from local foundations to the Chicago region’s nonprofit community | COVID-19   Dear Partners and Friends, As the Chicago region grapples with unprecedented […]
February 18, 2020

Take Five with Cesar Maldonado of Mariachi Heritage Foundation

Take Five with Cesar Maldonado of Mariachi Heritage Foundation Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive actions […]