Investing in the future of the Great Lakes region.
Announcing the winners of the 2021 Joyce Awards! Four impactful collaborations between BIPOC artists and organizations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities.Read more about this year's winners
We invest in evidence-informed public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin.Learn more about us
Inspiring creativity and cultural stewardship in the next generation and fostering culturally vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities.
Building a more equitable democracy by striving for participation and representation by all people who call the Great Lakes home.
Education & Economic Mobility
Closing income and race disparities in college and career success through equitable access to high-quality education and jobs.
Working to solve the long-term environmental challenges that threaten the next generation in the Great Lakes region.
Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform
Building safe and just communities in the Great Lakes Region.
Supporting high-quality journalism projects focused on public policy issues affecting the Great Lakes region.
We support organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the Great Lakes region. Click on each state to see some of the groups we fund.
New leadership for Joyce’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program
Nina Vinik will be stepping down as director of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program at the end of June. Her successor is Tim Daly, currently the senior program officer overseeing Joyce’s gun-policy portfolio.
A conversation with 2021 Joyce Award recipients
2021 Joyce Awards winners together for the first time discuss their projects– four impactful collaborations spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.