Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

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 […]
April 7, 2018
Celebrate and Inspire Affordable Rental Housing Preservation

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
Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities

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 at Navy Pier announcement

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
News conference for CASE launch

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 […]
March 12, 2014
Polk Bros. Foundation 25th Anniversary artwork

CEO’s 25th anniversary letter

CEO’s 25th anniversary letter Dear Friends and Colleagues, For the past 25 years, Polk Bros. Foundation has been asking the question: What do Chicagoans, especially those […]