Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

July 19, 2018
Chicago and Cook County Housing for Health Strategic Plan

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
R.A.G.E. Englewood

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
Children attending Refugee One beach day

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
child rides a bike at an anti-violence block party in Gage Park

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 […]
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 […]
August 30, 2014
Smiling woman

Spotlight on DePaul University’s Legal Resource Project

Spotlight on DePaul University’s Legal Resource Project Small and mid-size nonprofit organizations that serve immigrants and refugees can often struggle to keep up with evolving immigration […]
August 25, 2014
Welder, Welding, Industry, Industrial, Manufacturing

Spotlight on the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Spotlight on the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance As a founding collaborator in the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance (CWFA) in 2012, Polk Bros. Foundation teamed with five […]
June 6, 2014
Cityscape of Chicago

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness

Spotlight on citywide collaboratives addressing homelessness In addition to ongoing grantmaking, Polk Bros. Foundation has played a key role in a number of collaborative, citywide efforts […]