Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

May 16, 2019
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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 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 […]
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 5, 2018
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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. […]
June 20, 2018
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Polk Bros. Foundation’s focus on refugees and asylum seekers profiled in new report

Polk Bros. Foundation’s focus on refugees and asylum seekers profiled in new report Polk Bros. Foundation believes that families belong together. We believe that policies and […]
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 […]
May 2, 2018
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Chicago foundations create FIRST Fund to help address domestic violence

Chicago foundations create FIRST Fund to help address domestic violence CHICAGO —  Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) — in collaboration with Polk Bros. Foundation, Crown Family […]
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 […]