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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Jun

Policy recommendations for teacher professional development

The Chicago chapter of Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) released its first policy memo on how to better align professional development to teacher needs.

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Jun

Noble Network of Charter Schools wins the 2015 Broad Prize

Joyce congratulates the Chicago-based Noble Network of Charter Schools for winning the 2015 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.

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A statement by Ellen Alberding, President of the Joyce Foundation, on the tragedy in Charleston

Our deep condolences go out to the victims of the families affected by the horrible tragedy in Charleston. All of us here at the Joyce Foundation stand...

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Jun

Joyce Commends Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario for Historic Agreement to Protect Lake Erie

The agreement commits to reduce the flow of nutrient pollution into the Western Lake Erie Basin by 40 percent.

 
 

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Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: (312) 782-2464  |  Fax: (312) 595-1350

 
 
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