Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

April 19, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 12, 2018
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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
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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 […]