NEW! 2011 Annual Report
In a period such as this, marked by extreme political partisanship and apparent gridlock at the federal level, it would be tempting to throw up one’s hands in frustration.
After all, the magnitude of the challenges our country faces is huge, and the solutions far from evident.
But this is just the time that a foundation like Joyce can add the most value — because we are non-partisan, not subject to the pressures of political and business cycles, and have the freedom to explore new ideas and support projects that others cannot or will not take on.
So, we are optimistic that we can make a difference, though we do know it is important to pick our battles wisely. This year, we think it paid off to focus our attention on policy at the state and local levels, where we saw some really important progress and where we saw tangible improvements in the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region, some of whom you’ll meet in this annual report.
Read The 2011 Annual Report