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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.
COVID-19 Stories: Upping the Census Count
Text messages and grocery store receipts? That was not part of the expansive outreach campaign Joan Gustafson and her partners envisioned when they set out three years ago to persuade more Michiganders to participate in the national 2020 Census.
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.
In Memoriam: Roger Fross, Foundation Chairman 2012-2017
The Joyce Foundation mourns the loss of Roger Raymond Fross, a former chairman and longtime board member.
Our Statement on the Capitol Attack
Tonight, we lament a dark day in our nation. Tomorrow, we work to make the days ahead much brighter.
Joyce Backs Enhanced Global Climate Commitment
The Joyce Foundation is proud to join other philanthropic organizations in an enhanced, multi-billion-dollar commitment to investing in effective climate solutions.
$15 Million in New Grants
The Foundation wrapped up 2020 by awarding 110 new grants totaling nearly $15 million to nonprofits and other organizations in December.
Joyce Foundation Expands Racial Equity Investing
New initiative to seed next generation of investment managers.
From Exceptionalism to Equity
Op-Ed: We Are Still Living in the Jackie Robinson Age of Financial Services
Joyce Foundation Welcomes Samper, Smith Baker to Board of Directors
Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Chanda Smith Baker, the senior vice president of impact with The Minneapolis Foundation, have been elected to serve on the Joyce Foundation’s board of directors.
News Release: Recognizing America’s Cultural Treasures
“America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative will provide multi-year grants in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
New Joyce Awards Collaboration: ATNSC with M. Carmen Lane and Shaun Leonardo
The Joyce Foundation is delighted to announce that ATNSC: The Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, founded and directed by M. Carmen Lane, will now be serving as the commissioning arts organization of the “Somebody: Mourning at the Temple” project.