The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
Ruth Genn of the Bottom Line, a recipient of one of the Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants, illustrates one of the key findings of “The New Forgotten Half”: the importance of counseling in helping disadvantaged students to and through college.
Our Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. The application deadline is March 11, 2015.
We've launched a new microsite to serve as a “one stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration with the Forum for Youth Investment, and is a culmination of the Foundation’s learning community of research–practice partnerships, which was convened twice annually from 2012-2014
In “The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them,” James Rosenbaum and colleagues discuss the obstacles that lead nearly half of community college students to drop out before earning a credential. The authors reveal that youth with only “some college" fare no better in the labor market than those with a high school diploma alone, and point to areas of research that could prove pivotal in improving the odds that students will leave college with credentials that help them get ahead.
Our focus is on research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in child and youth outcomes; and the use of research in policy and practices that affect children and youth.
Our funding opportunities fall into four broad categories: Research Grants; William T. Grant Scholars; Distinguished Fellows, and Youth Service Improvement Grants.
Meet the board of trustees and staff of the William T. Grant Foundation, a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the well-being and positive development of young people.
The William T. Grant Foundation has been investing in research to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults since 1936. We have supported research spanning multiple disciplines including child psychology, community mental health, and sociology.