Working to close the achievement gap by improving the quality of teachers in schools that serve low-income communities and children of color, expanding early childhood education, and promoting innovation.
Teams from six Midwest states accepted our challenge: Develop and make changes throughout workforce development systems to help low-skilled adults obtain in-demand skills and post-secondary credentials.
Adopting energy efficient measures and restoring the health of the Great Lakes to protect the environment and resources for the future.
Improving communities and catalyzing change by supporting artists of color and making art accessible to diverse audiences.
Working to encourage citizens to participate in our democracy by promoting campaign finance reform, open and ethical government, fair and competitive elections and an independent judiciary, and balancing political influence.
Working with law enforcement, policy makers and advocates to develop common sense gun violence reduction and prevention policies that keep our communities safe.
Working to enhance understanding of the Foundation’s issues, explore connections among the Foundation’s programs, and support work on social equity or regional cooperation.
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.
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Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative now spans 37 million square feet of commercial space.
Artist Reginald Baylor combines dazzling artistic practice and community expression inside the city’s unused spaces.
National Fund for Workforce Solutions providing support for career opportunities for low-wage workers.
Chicago Tribune lauds Innovation School Fellowship program from Joyce grantee The Mind Trust.
The Joyce Foundation
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Chicago, Illinois 60654
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