Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 19, 2020
PBF NEWS

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
Polk Bros. Foundation staff visits National Public Housing Museum

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 […]
March 27, 2020
All In Together

Our commitment to grantee partners during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our commitment to grantee partners during the COVID-19 pandemic   Dear Polk Bros. Foundation grantee partners, Frequently, in the course of our work together, we find […]
March 18, 2020
Sunrise over Chicago

A joint message from local foundations to the Chicago region’s nonprofit community | COVID-19

A joint message from local foundations to the Chicago region’s nonprofit community | COVID-19   Dear Partners and Friends, As the Chicago region grapples with unprecedented […]
October 22, 2019
Chicago block

Chicago’s Potential: Building thriving, more equitable Chicago communities

Chicago’s Potential: Building thriving, more equitable Chicago communities Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential series, we are sharing trends and progress we’re noticing […]
August 27, 2019
Children engaged in learning _ Youth Guidance

Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life

Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential series, we […]
August 14, 2019
Chicago

Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago

Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago $500,000 in grants will help bring this proven national […]
April 19, 2019
Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund

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 […]