Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

November 9, 2022

Polk Bros. Foundation honors service of longtime Board Chair Sandra Guthman, welcomes Nancy Lewis as next Chair

Polk Bros. Foundation honors service of longtime Board Chair Sandra Guthman, welcomes Nancy Lewis as next Chair The Foundation’s Board also bids farewell to Mary Dempsey […]
November 7, 2022

Passing the Board Chair torch | A conversation with Sandra Guthman and Nancy Lewis

June 9, 2022

Take Five with Brenda Palms Barber of North Lawndale Employment Network

Take Five with Brenda Palms Barber of North Lawndale Employment Network Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantee partners who are […]
December 13, 2021

Roberto Herencia joins our Board of Directors; Raymond F. Simon retires

Roberto Herencia joins our Board of Directors; Raymond F. Simon retires Polk Bros. Foundation Board of Directors has bid farewell to one of its founding directors […]
August 18, 2021

Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year

Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year During its August 2021 meeting, Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a second […]
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 […]
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 […]