Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

July 7, 2014
ChiArts Dancers

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives to expand arts education Since its beginning, Polk Bros. Foundation has placed a high priority on making the arts accessible to Chicago […]
June 6, 2014
Cityscape of Chicago

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness In addition to ongoing grantmaking, Polk Bros. Foundation has played a key role in a number of collaborative, citywide efforts […]
May 9, 2014
Teen at doctor visit

Spotlight on school-based health centers

Spotlight on school-based health centers Chicago’s students frequently go without medical treatment due to challenges their families face in securing comprehensive health care. Language barriers, lack […]
April 7, 2014
Classroom student engagement

Spotlight on Sinai Health System

Spotlight on Sinai Health System Offering mental health screenings, counseling, evaluation and support for children under 18, the Under the Rainbow department at Sinai Health System […]
March 17, 2014
News conference for CASE launch

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) CHICAGO —  Polk Bros. Foundation provided the lead gift to launch […]
March 12, 2014
Polk Bros. Foundation 25th Anniversary artwork

CEO’s 25th anniversary letter

CEO’s 25th anniversary letter Dear Friends and Colleagues, For the past 25 years, Polk Bros. Foundation has been asking the question: What do Chicagoans, especially those […]
March 9, 2014
Legal consultation at Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Spotlight on Cabrini Green Legal Aid

Spotlight on Cabrini Green Legal Aid The comprehensive work that Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) provides its legal clients goes far beyond handling individual legal matters. […]
November 7, 2012
Portrait of Sandra Guthman and Gillian Darlow

Polk Bros. Foundation names Gillian Darlow new CEO

Polk Bros. Foundation names Gillian Darlow new CEO Darlow brings passion for philanthropy; nonprofit and civic leadership experience CHICAGO – Today the Polk Bros. Foundation appointed […]
May 9, 2012
Portrait of Sandra Guthman and Nikki Will Stein

Leading Chicago foundation seeking new leadership to build on 23-year legacy

Leading Chicago foundation seeking new leadership to build on 23-year legacy Polk Bros. Foundation CEO and Executive Director to retire at end of year CHICAGO – […]