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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American Democracy in Crisis: The Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation
he Joyce Foundation set out to assess how the ideal of a pluralistic society is doing in this time of social and political upheaval.
American Democracy in Crisis: The Challenges of Voter Knowledge, Participation, and Polarization
The Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic have published results from the first in a series of polls exploring challenges to democratic institutions and practices.