About us

The Joyce Foundation is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Joyce supports policy research, development, and advocacy in six program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism. The Foundation, based in Chicago, focuses its grant making primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, while also exploring promising, evidence-informed policy solutions nationally and at the federal level.

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

The Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer (EVP) of the Joyce Foundation delivers fully dedicated executive level support to the EVP, including comprehensive and streamlined administrative support, scheduling, travel planning, meeting coordination, expense management, and grants administration. This role includes frequent communication with executive and senior level Foundation staff, as well as board members, external partners, collaborators and other contacts to enable the EVP to achieve their functional and leadership objectives.

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Crain's 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives

Crain's Chicago Business features Kayce Ataiyero as one of the 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives. Kayce Ataiyero is the Chief External Affairs Officer at the Joyce Foundation..

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