Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
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
Chicago violence prevention leader joins Justice Department as senior adviser
READI Chicago Director Eddie Bocanegra Joins Justice Department as Senior Adviser
The Painful Truth on Racism: We Need Transformational Change
Like many across our country and beyond, our hearts are heavy over the unequal and unjust consequences of racism for black people in the United States.
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.
COVID-19 Stories: Safeguarding vets – and their own
Veterans were at risk. Often a bellwether of issues in higher education, they needed help with access to GI Bill funds and other financial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.
Resources to Help With Federal COVID-19 Emergency Loans
Information for nonprofits on emergency federal loan funding in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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