Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

June 24, 2019

Chicago’s Potential: Ending homelessness and strengthening nonprofits

Chicago’s Potential: Ending homelessness and strengthening nonprofits Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential blog series, we are sharing trends and progress we’re noticing […]
May 16, 2019

Take Five with Margaret Duval of Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and Rachel O’Konis Ruttenberg of Family Defense Center

Take Five with Margaret Duval of Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and Rachel O’Konis Ruttenberg of Family Defense Center Take Five is an interview series that highlights […]
April 19, 2019

New Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund aims to spark bold solutions

New Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund aims to spark bold solutions CHICAGO — Polk Bros. Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies, longtime supporters of efforts to prevent and end […]
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 […]
January 29, 2019

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new program officer

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new program officer Polk Bros. Foundation will welcome Channing Lenert to its team next week as a program officer who will work […]
November 6, 2018

Polk Bros. Foundation’s new program officer to focus on Health and Strong Families grantmaking

Polk Bros. Foundation’s new program officer to focus on Health and Strong Families grantmaking Polk Bros. Foundation welcomed Divya Mohan Little to its team last week […]
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. […]