We invest in policies to advance racial equity and economic mobility in the Great Lakes region.
The Joyce Foundation accepts grant inquiries online throughout the year. 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.
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.
April 5, 2023;
Decisions made July 2023
August 2, 2023;
Decisions made Nov. 2023
December 1, 2023;
Decisions made April 2024
Phase A: Building Blocks of Policy Adoption
Research & Analysis
Phase B: Policy Adoption
Communications, Media Outreach & Public Education Strategy
Coalition and Constituency-Building & Grass Roots Organizing
Phase C: Policy Implementation
Implementation & Enforcement