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

2013 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 supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. The Joyce Foundation's grant making supports research into Great Lakes protection and restoration, energy efficiency, teacher quality and early reading, workforce development, gun violence prevention, diverse art for diverse audiences, and a strong, thriving democracy. The Foundation encourages innovative and collaborative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach.

Over time, the Foundation’s mission has evolved while maintaining its focus on public policies that benefit the Great Lakes community. For the first quarter century of its work, the Foundation awarded grants to health organizations and hospitals. Currently, the Foundation's grant making focuses on education, employment, the environment, gun violence, money and politics, and culture.

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25
Sep

The Next Generation Sets Their Agenda

Young people in Illinois are telling lawmakers what issues matter to them.

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24
Sep

New Commitments To Protect The Great Lakes

US EPA announces new Great Lakes Action Plan at Great Lakes mayors’ summit on water quality.

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18
Sep

Storytelling and Policy Change in the Digital Era

Ellen Alberding encourages Chicago leaders to make it possible for all voices to be heard in the most powerful way possible.​

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17
Sep

Leaders Find Common Ground For Gun Policies

Background checks, regional collaboration can reduce violence in our communities.​

 
 

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

 
 
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