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Joyce Foundation

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.joycefdn.org

Mission Statement

The Joyce Foundation supports policies that improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and that can serve as models for the country. Our efforts are focused on addressing today’s most pressing problems while also shaping the public policy decisions critical to achieving long-term solutions and creating opportunity. The work is based on sound research and aimed at areas where we can add the most value. We encourage new, forward thinking and innovative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach.

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Employment
  3. Environment
  4. Gun Violence
  5. Money and Politics
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Great Lakes Region and Across the Country

ruling year

1949

President

Self-reported

Ellen S. Alberding

Keywords

Self-reported

Great Lakes Region

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EIN

36-6079185

 Number

3182255346

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Corporate Foundations (T21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Education

The Education Program works to close achievement gaps so more young people receive the education they need through improving teacher quality, early reading, and innovation. The program supports research on understanding the impact of an effective teacher, attracting talented adults into the teaching profession and improving early literacy education, and exploring innovations such as high-performing charter schools.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Employment

The Employment Program supports programs that prepare adults for today’s jobs. It studies and promotes industry training partnerships, and invests in workforce development ideas that have the potential for dramatic advances within the field.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Environment

The Environment Program seeks to protect the Great Lakes and promote energy efficiency in the Midwest through common-sense and cost-effective policies and programs. The Program pushes for energy efficiency measures that are less expensive than generating more power. Within the Lakes themselves, efforts are concentrated on three interconnected issues: preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species; eliminating polluted runoff from cities and farms; and advancing and defending key state, regional, and federal Great Lakes policies and funding.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 4

Gun Violence

The Gun Violence Program works with law enforcement, policy makers, and advocates to reduce the toll of gun violence on families and communities. By increasing public understanding of important gun laws and elevating the voice of law enforcement officials, the Foundation works to ensure that thoughtful, accurate research and the voices of citizens are included in anti-violence policy discussions.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Money and Politics

A healthy democracy is the cornerstone of improving communities in the Great Lakes region. The Foundation’s Money and Politics Program strengthens democracy by promoting campaign finance reforms,government openness and ethics, fair and competitive elections, an independent judiciary, and an informed citizenry.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Great Lakes Region and Across the Country

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THE JOYCE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Joyce Foundation

Leadership

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President

Ellen S. Alberding

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Roger Fross

No affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
In all recruiting efforts, we require a pool of diverse candidates.