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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.

The Foundation does not have any open positions at this time.

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Media Impact Funders spotlights The Joyce Foundation

Joyce Foundation’s Kayce Ataiyero (Chief External Affairs Officer) and Hugh Dellios (Journalism Senior Program Officer) discuss the Foundation's strategy behind the Journalism grantmaking portfolio.

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Media Impact Funders

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Joyce Awards Information Session

Culture director Mia Khimm and grants manager Lynne Wiora discuss the Joyce Awards program and the application process. LOIs are due on September 12, 2022. New applicants should create accounts by September 7, 2022.