How To Apply

Application Process

The Joyce Foundation accepts grant inquiries online throughout the year. Applicants should anticipate the application process to take approximately four to six months from the initial submission of the letter of inquiry to the receipt of funding.

The Foundation uses an online grants management system called Fluxx. First-time applicants must create an account and submit it for approval. If you need help logging in, please review the How to Log In Reference Sheet.

Additional Information


Grant proposals are considered at meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Directors in April, July, and December. Applicants are strongly encouraged to plan their application and proposal submission process for the April or July meetings, since most grant funds will be distributed at those times. Deadline dates are:

Proposal Deadlines

August 5, 2021
Decisions made Dec. 2021

December 1, 2021
Decisions made April 2022

April 6, 2022
Decisions made July 2022

2022 Joyce Awards Information

Current and previous Joyce applicants must submit letters of inquiry by Monday, September 13, 2021* through the grantee portal here. New Joyce applicants who do not already have access to the Foundation’s Fluxx grantee portal will need to create an account and submit it for approval by September 9, 2021,* at 11:59 p.m. CDT, by visiting the portal here.

*These deadlines apply to the Culture program's Joyce Awards only.