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.
Building Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violence
The Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program pursues a mission of building safe and just communities, focused on preventing gun violence before it occurs with a holistic approach.
Public Support for Firearms Licensing Found to be Strong, Widespread
The Joyce Foundation has a long history of funding research to understand what policies are most effective in reducing gun violence in our communities.
An Update on Our COVID-19 Response
As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the Joyce team has been working to identify ways in which we can best support our grantees and our community during this difficult time.
Critical 2020 Census Count Underway
Joyce supporting statewide census outreach efforts across the Great Lakes region, as well as the national Census Counts partnership. Having an accurate census count relates directly to the foundation’s promotion of fair representation and voting rights.
An Open Letter to the Chicago Region’s Nonprofit Community | COVID-19
In recognition of the challenges you are facing now and those that will be posed to our region in the days and weeks ahead, many of us have joined together and with others to contribute to a fund as one way to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
A College Degree Doesn’t Pay Off Equally for Everyone
A college degree increasingly is the ticket to success in today’s economy. But college doesn’t pay off equally for every student, and our current patterns of enrollment are compounding a lack of racial equity in access.
Want to be the first state to vote? Better make sure you’re ready
Which state should hold the first presidential primary? One that’s most prepared, argues the Joyce Foundation’s democracy program director, Carrie Davis.
100 Critical Questions for Gun Violence Research
The Joyce Foundation released a new report in January 2021 on the next generation of gun violence prevention research, identifying new paths of inquiry into reducing gun deaths and injuries in America.
The Intersection of Gun Violence Prevention & Criminal Justice Reform
Joyce President Ellen Alberding talks to H Magazine about the role of philanthropy in advancing criminal justice reform.
25 Years of Gun Violence Prevention Research Grant Making
In 1993, Joyce launched the Gun Violence Program (now known as the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program), grounded in our belief that gun violence must be treated as a public health issue, and focused on evidence-informed policies.
A big day for democracy: Here's a look at the Supreme Court decisions and what's next.
Supreme Court actions reached markedly divergent decisions on two cases: Rucho v. Common Cause and Department of Commerce v. New York. For those of us concerned about the health and inclusivity of our democracy, this is a day of mixed reactions.
Solutions to America's Gun Violence Epidemic - Academic Researchers Weigh In
More than 110,000 Americans are killed or injured by guns every year in community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, suicides, and accidents.
Aiming for Inclusive Community Renewal, One Cleveland Artist at a Time
Artists and community leaders gather in clusters in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City. One group listens closely as Jim Walker of Big Car Collaborative in Indianapolis takes questions about his organization’s ambitious efforts.
Why the Stakes Are High for Cook County with Supreme Court’s 2020 Census Case
Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a question about citizenship will be allowed on the 2020 Census, and early indicators suggest that the question will stand. If so, Cook County must redouble its efforts to ensure we have a full and complete census.
The Joyce Foundation Signs Onto SCOTUS Brief Against Census Citizenship Question
Joyce joined 30 philanthropic organizations in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Court to strike down the Citizenship question from the 2020 Census.