Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

June 2, 2020

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

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

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’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

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

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

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 […]