Working to improve quality of life, promote community vitality and achieve a fair society.

 

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Welcome to The Joyce Foundation

­The Joyce Foundation invests in solutions to pressing economic and social challenges that influence the quality of our lives, the vitality of our communities, and the fairness of our society. We focus on the Great Lakes region and have national impact.

We seek quality education for all children, expansion of economic opportunity, and a truly representative democracy that serves the public interest. We support strategies to reduce gun violence, clean up and restore our natural environment and enrich our communities with diverse, thriving arts and culture.

We move ideas to action, supporting the development, testing and advancement of new policies. We encourage innovation in the public systems that determine if policies work as intended. We serve as a resource to policy makers, providing insights gleaned from research, collaboration and the expertise of our people.

Founded in 1948 and based in Chicago, Joyce has assets of $950 million and distributes approximately $45 million annually.

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Strengthening Democracy by Embracing a Multi-Party System

Democracy Program Director, George Cheung, penned a blog, featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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25
Jan

Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) Advisory Committee letter to President Obama and Congress

Recommendations submitted on critical next steps to advance a long-term solution that will prevent the transfer of aquatic invasive species.

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8
Jan

NY Times Op-Ed: Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

The epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety...

A Profound Moment in Washington in the Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Ellen Alberding reflects on President Obama's steps earlier this week to reduce gun violence and on the importance of the continued work of our grantees....

 
 

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