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

2013 Annual Report

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.

MnFastTRAC
13
Aug

Minnesota FastTRAC Is A National Model of Excellent Workforce Development

White House praises Joyce-supported program that helps underprepared adults get well-paying jobs in their communities.

IncentivePrizeDesign
7
Aug

Updated: The Craft Of Incentive Prize Design

Prize competitions increasingly serve as a creative mechanism for engaging the public, driving innovation and paying for results.

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6
Aug

Protecting Toledo’s Drinking Water

Joyce grantees propose next steps to protect the drinking water in Toledo and communities across the Great Lakes region.​

ToledoWater
5
Aug

Joyce Grantee To Convene Great Lakes Mayors To Address Water Quality Issues

Following Toledo, Ohio’s drinking water ban, Chicago mayor and Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative call for regional meeting of mayors.

 
 

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