In its first grantmaking cycle since refocusing its funding priorities on advancing racial equity and economic mobility, the Joyce Foundation has announced grants totaling $14.2 million.
Through its Education and Economic Mobility program, the foundation awarded sixteen grants totaling $4.2 million to ensure equitable access to high-quality education and jobs for the next generation, especially young people of color and those from low-income communities. Recipients include the Aspen Institute ($450,000 over two years), the Institute for College Access and Success ($250,000), and the Education Trust ($500,000 over two years). Through its Environment program, the foundation awarded thirteen grants totaling $3.5 million, including grants to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance ($280,000 over two years), Human Impact Partners ($110,000), and the National Parks Conservation Association ($600,000 over two years).
Through its Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform program, the foundation awarded twelve grants totaling $3.2 million. Recipients include the University of Texas at Austin ($308,277 over eighteen months), SocialSphere in Cambridge, Massachusetts ($265,000 over six months), and the American College of Preventive Medicine ($190,000). Through its Democracy program, the foundation awarded eight grants totaling $1.5 million, including grants to Trace Media ($300,000 over two years), the Illinois PIRG Education Fund ($150,000 over two years), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago ($150,000 over two years). And the foundation awarded ten grants totaling $1.2 million through its Culture program, including grants to the Chicago Artists Coalition ($225,000 over three years), Free Street Theater ($75,000), and the Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education ($50,000).
“The Joyce Foundation Awards $14.2 Million in Grants.” Joyce Foundation Press Release 05/01/2018.