The Joyce Foundation


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The Foundation was established in 1948 by the sole heir of the Joyce family which built its wealth in lumber and related industries. The Foundation works to improve the quality of life, promote safe and healthy communities, and build a just society in the Great Lakes region. The Foundation’s current grantmaking focus is on advancing racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Grants are awarded in the following areas: culture, democracy, education and economic mobility, environment, and gun violence prevention and justice reform. Several program areas have specific geographic limitations within the Great Lakes region. The Foundation does not generally support direct service programs, capital projects, endowment campaigns, religious activities, commercial ventures, or scholarships. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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