Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 7, 2018

A call to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

A call to remove citizenship question from 2020 census Polk Bros. Foundation joined more than 300 U.S. philanthropic leaders across 38 states and District of Columbia […]
July 19, 2018

Connecting the dots between housing and health in Chicago

Connecting the dots between housing and health in Chicago This week, Polk Bros. Foundation and Michael Reese Health Trust were awarded the 2018 HUD Secretary’s Award […]
July 5, 2018

How block parties and urban gardening deter gun violence

How block parties and urban gardening deter gun violence This is an excerpt of an article by Asiaha Butler (R.A.G.E. Englewood) and Deborah Bennett (Polk Bros. […]
July 3, 2018

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new grants manager

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new grants manager Polk Bros. Foundation welcomed Nestor Avendaño to the Foundation this week as its grants manager. He will oversee the […]
June 20, 2018

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

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 article by Ellen Alberding (Joyce Foundation), Gillian Darlow (Polk Bros. Foundation), David Hiller […]
June 11, 2018

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

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

Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Rental Housing Preservation award

Celebrating 10 years of the Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award By Deborah Bennett, Senior Program Officer Chicago has a shortage of affordable housing. The supply of […]