Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

May 16, 2019

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 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]