The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
by Vivian Tseng
Vivian Tseng imagines a more responsive and collaborative “EBP 2.0,” and highlights the importance of engagement, trust, and interaction in bringing about smarter policies and more relevant research.
by Constance Flanagan
Based on her new book, Teenage Citizens: The Political Theories of the Young, Connie Flanagan's new blog post underlines how educational, social, and economic inequalities color teens' political views and perceptions of why some people are rich and others are poor.
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 second paper in our series on inequality, John Laub explores the intersections of inequality, crime, and the justice system. He argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and calls for new research on the justice system response to inequality and on new policies and programs that may reduce inequality in this domain.
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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.