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The Future of Polk Bros. Foundation
Our initiatives, partners and plans for the future

The Future of Polk Bros. Foundation

Future Plans - Initiatives

Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) is designed to strengthen Chicago's economy by building ties between the city's largest "anchor" institutions and its neighborhood-based businesses, in turn impacting local firms, increasing community and neighborhood vitality, strengthening the region's business-to-business platform, generating jobs, and helping grow the regional economy.

25th Anniversary Fund - At various stages in their development, many nonprofits arrive at an opportunity that can help catapult them to the next level of impact, in terms of their programming, stability, and/or revenues. The fund, established in honor of the Foundation's 25th anniversary, enables existing grantees to respond to opportunities they have to boost or launch new programs that have the potential to transform the organization or its impact.