Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago
Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.
Congo Square Theatre Company
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
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.
Media Impact Funders
Joyce Foundation continues to meet the needs of communities during the pandemic with its Lend a Hand Fund
Highlighting Joyce's Lend a Hand Fund–With an average grant amount of $25,000, the fund has assisted 37 community organizations since its inception in 2020.
Poll Gauges Public Attitudes toward Political Violence in the United States
The Joyce Foundation, Trusted Elections Fund, and The Klarman Family Foundation initiated a public opinion research project exploring the public’s view of, and reaction to, political violence and extremism.
New public opinion research: Public attitudes towards political violence
Survey data assesses public perception of political violence and armed political extremism, its impact on democratic participation, and solutions to address the threat of political violence.
The Joyce Foundation received the 2022 CGLR Great Lakes Changemaker Award
The Joyce Foundation received the 2022 Great Lakes Changemaker Award from the Council of the Great Lakes Region.
Joyce Foundation Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
The Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA is a step backward in protecting the environment and public health. It limits the federal government’s ability to use the Clean Air Act to drive reductions in global warming pollution.
Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence: Recommendations to Advance Policy, Practice and Research
Report with recommendations to advance policy, practice and research by a group of experts convened by the Joyce Foundation beginning in 2019 under the banner “Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence.”
The Foundation's statement on the Bruen case ruling
The Supreme Court’s ruling today in the Bruen case will make communities across America less safe. A large and growing body of evidence demonstrates that the mere presence of a firearm increases the risk of injury and death.
Checking the facts on “red flag laws”
The latest research into “red flag laws” and other gun safety measures was highlighted at a recent webinar series for journalists produced by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and its PolitiFact fact-checking arm.
The “Full-Circle” Moment of Nick Cave and Forothermore
Recent work by Internationally acclaimed, Chicago-based artist and Joyce Awards winner Nick Cave.
Examining the Rise of Armed Extremists and Militias in Michigan
Recent political violence issues have been on the rise in the U.S. During this webinar, panelists discussed these trends, their implications on democratic institutions specifically in Michigan, and what policy makers might be poised to do about it.
Foundation welcomes Whitney Smith as EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
The Joyce Foundation is pleased to welcome Whitney Smith who will join the Foundation in June as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Michigan Advocates Celebrate “Transformational” Environmental Investment
$5B bill infrastructure bill designed to improve drinking water, sewers, parks and other essential measures considered the largest and most beneficial environmental investment in Michigan in decades.