Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
For 25 years, building the case for keeping us safe
For more than a quarter century, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have built a global reputation for pursuing data and policy to reduce gun violence. The team marked its 25th anniversary this year in 2021.
Wiora named emerging tech leader
Lynne Wiora, the Foundation’s grant manager, has been recognized as an emerging technology leader in philanthropy.
Foundation CIO Named Top Business Leader of Color
Nickol R. Hackett named one of the Chicago United's 50 Business Leaders of Color in 2021.
Gun violence prevention research “starting to find its footing”
As gun violence surges across the nation, the scientific journal Nature reports that researchers finally are beginning to “have the money to ask why.”
$14.4 million for Chicago’s Cultural Treasures
Forty organizations that contribute to the history, culture, vibrancy, and identity of communities of color in greater Chicago will be receiving $14.4 million through the new Chicago's Cultural Treasures initiative.
Foundation promotes Francisco Velasco to controller
Formerly the Foundation’s senior accountant, Francisco Velasco has been promoted to controller.
Joyce joins violence intervention collaborative
The Foundation is proud to join its philanthropic peers in supporting the Community Violence Intervention Collaborative, aimed at strengthening and expanding community-led, evidence-based violence intervention strategies in in 15 jurisdictions.
New leadership for Joyce’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program
Nina Vinik will be stepping down as director of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform program at the end of June. Her successor is Tim Daly, currently the senior program officer overseeing Joyce’s gun-policy portfolio.
Joyce “going long with new, longer 5-year plan”
Inside Philanthropy explores the Foundation’s longer new strategy, and what’s behind it.
Behind Our New Strategy
The Foundation has launched a new grant-making strategy through 2025 for its programs in Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, the Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism.
New Survey Sheds Light on Americans’ 2nd Amendment Views
In 2008, a divided U.S. Supreme Court decided in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep a handgun in the home for self-defense.
In the News: Joyce’s Commitment to Diversity
The Foundation’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion was highlighted in a front-page story in the Chicago Tribune focused on how nine prominent Black leaders in Chicago believe progress can be sustained through 2021.
Cecilia Muñoz Joins Joyce Foundation Board
The Joyce Foundation is delighted to announce that Cecilia Muñoz, a national leader in public policy and public interest technology, has joined its board of directors.