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

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.

 
10 Years of Teacher Quality

Effective Teachers = Successful Students

 
 

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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, culture, democracy and gun violence prevention.

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25
Feb

Great Lakes. Great Impact.

Joyce launches new website showcasing the impact of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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4
Feb

The Joyce Foundation In Your Town

Every nonprofit is eligible for a Joyce Award. Meet Angelique Power and learn more.​

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2
Feb

Illinois takes exciting steps forward on voting rights

Guest commentary by Myrna Pérez, Brennan Center for Justice

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28
Jan

Joyce Launches Joint Fund, Bridging Education and Employment

New focus looks for innovations in education and job readiness from cradle to career.

 
 

The Joyce Foundation 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: (312) 782-2464  |  Fax: (312) 595-1350

 
 
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