Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 18, 2021
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Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year

Polk Bros. Foundation’s significantly increased grantmaking will continue for a second year During its August 2021 meeting, Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a second […]
August 18, 2021
New Grants Made for Chicago's Equitable Recovery

Ten efforts receive $2.8 million from Polk Bros. Foundation for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Ten efforts receive $2.8 million from Polk Bros. Foundation for Chicago’s equitable recovery Grants bring total FY21 increased Equitable Recovery grantmaking to $8.23 million CHICAGO (August […]
June 10, 2021
New Grants Made for Chicago's Equitable Recovery

Polk Bros. Foundation awards $1.325 million to eight promising efforts for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Polk Bros. Foundation awards $1.325 million to eight promising efforts for Chicago’s equitable recovery Foundation’s Board approved a total of $8.38 million at its May meeting […]
March 22, 2021
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Our second round of increased FY21 grantmaking ($2.155MM) invests in how Chicagoans are shaping our city’s future

Our second round of increased FY21 grantmaking ($2.155MM) invests in how Chicagoans are shaping our city’s future By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO When the […]
March 22, 2021
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Chicagoland’s Vaccine Corps Partnership formed to help counter distrust of COVID-19 vaccines

Chicagoland’s Vaccine Corps Partnership formed to help counter distrust of COVID-19 vaccines By Divya Mohan Little, program officer for Polk Bros. Foundation If there is one […]
November 23, 2020
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Announcing the first $2.05 million of our increased FY21 grantmaking for Chicago’s equitable recovery

Announcing the first $2.05 million of our increased FY21 grantmaking for Chicago’s equitable recovery By Gillian Darlow In August, we shared with you the news that […]
August 19, 2020
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Polk Bros. Foundation significantly increases grantmaking to help address Chicago’s pandemic recovery and long-standing systemic racism

Polk Bros. Foundation significantly increases grantmaking to help address Chicago’s pandemic recovery and long-standing systemic racism Approved FY21 grantmaking to increase by more than 30% CHICAGO […]
August 19, 2020
In all its beauty and pain

This is a catalyst moment: Increasing our investment in Chicago

This is a catalyst moment: Increasing our investment in Chicago By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO I don’t think it’s a secret that Polk Bros. […]
June 2, 2020
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Holding Ourselves Accountable in this Moment: A Message from our CEO

Holding Ourselves Accountable in this Moment A Message from our CEO Dear Friends, Last week, one of my colleagues here at Polk Bros. Foundation asked us […]