Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants

Joyce Foundation Awards $13.7 Million in Grants

The Chicago-based Joyce Foundation has announced grants totaling $13.7 million to thirty-eight nonprofit organizations working to improve air and water quality in the Great Lakes region, promote sensible gun-safety laws, and advocate for policies that help workers gain the skills they need to secure a good job.

The grants include $1 million over thirty months to the Michigan Environmental Council in support of its efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes and advance clean energy policy; $400,000 over two years to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce to conduct research that integrates labor market information with education policy, planning, and investment decisions; $140,000 to the PICO National Network in Oakland, California, in support of a series of local campaigns aimed at highlighting the intersections between gun violence and mass incarceration and to advocate for state-level gun-safety agendas; and $500,000 over three years to the Project for Education Research that Scales at Stanford University to help up to a hundred colleges deliver interventions and develop policies that raise the performance of their students.

The foundation also awarded $200,000 over two years to the Chicago Urban League to develop a new research and policy center that will work to advance the economic, educational, and social progress of African Americans; $150,000 to Boston-based Teach Plus to help teachers from high-needs schools advocate for policy reform at the state level; $150,000 over eighteen months to the Roosevelt Institute of New York to build a coalition of grassroots and policy organizations in Illinois that works to bring more young people into the policy process; and $50,000 to the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago to strengthen its fundraising capacity.

For a complete list of grants, see the Joyce Foundation website.