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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
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.
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.