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



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.


Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

We're proud to partner with the Atlantic for an important summit on Race and Justice. Tune in on Thursday, November 12th beginning at 9am CT to join via...


Police Executive Research Forum Releases New Survey Results on Gun Violence Prevention Strategies

A new survey finds strong support among law enforcement leaders for gun violence prevention strategies to protect communities, keep guns out of the hands...


Learning for Life: The Opportunity for Technology to Transform Adult Education

A new report released by Tyton Partners examines the technology gap in adult education.

Changing the Chicago Public Schools Narrative

Stephanie Banchero of the Joyce Foundation and Robin Steans of Advance Illinois, co-authored a commentary in the Chicago Tribune.


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