Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

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 […]
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. […]