Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

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 […]
October 22, 2019

Chicago’s Potential: Building thriving, more equitable Chicago communities

Chicago’s Potential: Building thriving, more equitable Chicago communities Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential series, we are sharing trends and progress we’re noticing […]
September 17, 2019

Take Five with Calvin Holmes of Chicago Community Loan Fund

Take Five with Calvin Holmes of Chicago Community Loan Fund Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive […]
August 27, 2019

Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life

Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential series, we […]
August 14, 2019

Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago

Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago $500,000 in grants will help bring this proven national […]