Improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

President’s Letter

What Engages You?

A few core beliefs lie at the heart of our work.
First, everyone has a stake in the outcome.

 
 

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Welcome to The Joyce Foundation

­The Joyce Foundation invests in solutions to pressing economic and social challenges that influence the quality of our lives, the vitality of our communities, and the fairness of our society. We focus on the Great Lakes region and have national impact.

We seek quality education for all children, expansion of economic opportunity, and a truly representative democracy that serves the public interest. We support strategies to reduce gun violence, clean up and restore our natural environment and enrich our communities with diverse, thriving arts and culture.

We move ideas to action, supporting the development, testing and advancement of new policies. We encourage innovation in the public systems that determine if policies work as intended. We serve as a resource to policy makers, providing insights gleaned from research, collaboration and the expertise of our people.

Founded in 1948 and based in Chicago, Joyce has assets of $950 million and distributes approximately $45 million annually.

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20
May

The Joyce Foundation Announces New Spotlight Grants

Joyce Foundation and 10 Chicago Arts Organizations Launch New Philanthropic Partnership for Diversification, Long-Term Operating Success.

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6
May

Elizabeth Cisar Joins Joyce as Senior Program Officer in Environment Program

Elizabeth Cisar brings deep experience in Great Lakes environmental policy to her new position as Senior Program Officer at The Joyce Foundation.

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20
Apr

Minority representation lacking in elected government offices, study finds

A Joyce funded report was released that uncovered widespread underrepresentation of communities of color in local government jurisdictions.

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15
Apr

2015 Clean Energy Challenge

The Joyce Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Clean Energy Challenge, a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation.

 
 

The Joyce Foundation 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: (312) 782-2464  |  Fax: (312) 595-1350

 
 
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