Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

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 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

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 […]
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 […]
September 4, 2017

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

Introduction to the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities Chicago’s gun violence crisis requires all of us to make community safety a priority. Last year, following […]
July 17, 2014

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift

Polk family letter announcing $20 million Navy Pier legacy gift Dear Friends: Today, we are thrilled to announce a major milestone for the Polk family – […]
July 17, 2014

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family

Navy Pier announces $20 million legacy gift from Polk family Single largest private gift ever made to Navy Pier, will support the Pier’s redevelopment CHICAGO — […]
March 17, 2014

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE)

Polk Bros. Foundation provides lead gift to launch Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) CHICAGO —  Polk Bros. Foundation provided the lead gift to launch […]