Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

November 3, 2021

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes Kayla Eldridge as executive assistant

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes Kayla Eldridge as executive assistant Polk Bros. Foundation recently welcomed Kayla Eldridge to its team as executive assistant. In this role, she […]
August 18, 2021

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

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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 16, 2019

Take Five with Michelle Adler Morrison of Youth Guidance

Take Five with Michelle Adler Morrison of Youth Guidance Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive actions […]
April 1, 2019

Thirty years later, we remain focused on Chicago’s future

Thirty years later, we remain focused on Chicago’s future By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO In early 1989, Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors convened […]
August 20, 2014

Spotlight on college access, persistence and success

Spotlight on college access, persistence and success Not all high school seniors are on equal footing when it comes to applying to college. Students from low-income […]