Polk Bros. Foundation, Inc.
20 W. Kinzie St., Ste. 1110
Chicago, IL United States 60654-5815
Telephone: (312) 527-4684
Type of Grantmaker
Incorporated in 1957 in IL - Founded by members of the Polk family who owned and operated the Polk Bros. Inc. chain of retail stores. One of the original discounters, Polk Bros. Inc. was founded by Sol Polk in 1935. Brothers Sol, Sam, Harry, David and Morris and their sister, Ghisella "Goldie" Bachmann, ran the business, which was renamed Polk Brothers in 1946. Polk Brothers was a large home appliance and electronics retailer in Chicago, Illinois. The chain officially closed its doors in 1992. The assets were rolled over into the Polk Bros. Foundation.