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We the People of Detroit
We the People of Detroit is a grantee partner of Joyce’s Environment Program. Learn more about the organization here.
They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.
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
Building collective power through research
Black Researchers Collective was founded in 2019 with a mission to train and equip communities with the research tools necessary to be more civically engaged and policy informed.
Black Researchers Collective
The nation’s first Black arts museum
South Side Community Art Center is the nation’s first Black arts museum that develops and showcases some of the nation’s most influential Black artists.
South Side Community Art Center
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
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.
Landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to reduce gun violence
The Joyce Foundation applauds the bipartisan effort to pass the Safer Communities Act, which brings us closer to the safer America we all seek and deserve.
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.
2022 Joyce Awards Announcement
Five innovative new projects by pioneering artists of color spanning the visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts that engage diverse communities in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul will receive this year’s annual awards.
The “Full-Circle” Moment of Nick Cave and Forothermore
Recent work by Internationally acclaimed, Chicago-based artist and Joyce Awards winner Nick Cave.
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.
Groundbreaking Lyric Opera Show Led by Two Joyce Award Winners
Profile on Joyce Award Winners Terence Blanchard & Camille A. Brown involvement in new Lyric Opera show
Better Magazine names Nickol R. Hackett one of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact 2022
Better Magazine names Joyce's Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer Nickol R. Hackett one of Chicago’s Top Black Women of Impact 2022.
Steven Koch and Nicholas Turner Join Joyce Foundation Board
The Joyce Foundation is pleased to welcome to its board of directors Steven Koch, a corporate leader who most recently was interim CEO of bike share company Motivate, and Nicholas Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice.
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.
Aspen Prize guides giving to community colleges
The rigorous Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is being credited with guiding philanthropist MacKenzie Scott in her recent barrage of giving to higher education institutions.
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.