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Working to improve quality of life,
promote community vitality
and achieve a fair society.

Education


Ensuring quality public education for all children, starting early.

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Employment


Empowering underprepared adults to succeed in family-supporting jobs.

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Environment


Promoting vitality of the Great Lakes region by supporting clean water and clean energy.

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Gun Violence Prevention


Building safer communities through sensible gun violence prevention policies.

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Democracy


Building a strong and inclusive democracy working in the public interest.

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Culture


Supporting diversity, inclusion and racial equity in the arts.

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Evidence-Based Policy

The Joyce Foundation invests in reforming public policies and systems to improve the lives of people in the Great Lakes region and beyond. One of our chief considerations in deciding what to fund is the likelihood that our resources can make a difference. So we invest significantly in research and studies to gather facts and data that not only help shape policy development, but also provide evidence advocates can cite in making the case for reform.

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    Stronger background checks save lives. A handgun law was associated with 40 percent drop in gun homicides.

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    Clean energy is one of our fastest-growing industries, employing 568,979 people in the Midwest.

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    High-quality teaching is a critical factor in student achievement, yet educator programs lack key data.

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    Industries representing 75 percent of all US jobs agree on the common skills needed to succeed at work.

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    American residents account for 82 percent of all gun deaths among 23 high-income and developed nations.

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    An analysis of flood insurance claims in Cook County, documents the need for smart green infrastructure investments.

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    A growing number of school districts and teacher preparation programs have begun to form strong and beneficial partnerships.

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    The adult education community sees great potential in the power of digital learning tools to help adults build literacy and math skills.

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    74 percent of African-Americans and Hispanics believe sensible gun laws can help reduce the number of people in prison.

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Ellen S. Alberding,
President, Joyce Foundation

"In order to move us, ideas need to be moved by us. They need to spread from person to person, and network to network, and head to heart. Ideas need to be argued over, improved on, and embraced–or spark better ones."

Blog

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2017 Joyce Awards Announced

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Ellen Alberding Speaks at Opening Plenary of Independent Sector 2016 Conference

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Research/Report

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The Benefits and Costs of Apprenticeships: A Business Perspective

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