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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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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11
Sep

A Meal For 2,000 In Minnesota

Artist Seitu Jones wants to change our food system. He’s invited 2,000 of his neighbors to dine with him Sunday to discuss.​

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10
Sep

How Diverse Are Environmental Organizations?

The American population is changing, but environmental organizations do not reflect the nation’s shifting demographics. We can fix this.

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9
Sep

Stream: Daniel Webster Speaks At TEDMED

The Johns Hopkins researcher tells us why he’s hopeful we can gun violence.

 
 

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Phone: (312) 782-2464  |  Fax: (312) 595-1350

 
 
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