Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

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 […]
February 18, 2020
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Take Five with Cesar Maldonado of Mariachi Heritage Foundation

Take Five with Cesar Maldonado of Mariachi Heritage Foundation Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive actions […]
September 17, 2019
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Take Five with Calvin Holmes of Chicago Community Loan Fund

Take Five with Calvin Holmes of Chicago Community Loan Fund Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive […]
July 16, 2019
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Take Five with Michelle Adler Morrison of Youth Guidance

Take Five with Michelle Adler Morrison of Youth Guidance Take Five is an interview series that highlights Polk Bros. Foundation grantees who are taking impressive actions […]
May 16, 2019
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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 […]
July 5, 2018
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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. […]
October 15, 2014
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Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning

Spotlight on building arts partnerships to inspire learning In 1994, Polk Bros. Foundation issued a Request for Proposals that announced, “The Foundation seeks proposals for educational […]
September 7, 2014
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Spotlight on Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Spotlight on Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Families with children who have been sexually abused often must face long legal processes, tell their stories multiple times to […]
August 30, 2014
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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 […]