The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
By Tom Roderick
Tom Roderick of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility shares how working with researchers has provided “crucial insights” and “powerful new ideas” to improve programs and enrich the Center’s work.
By Adam Gamoran
Social policies can alleviate many of the serious economic and social consequences of inequality in the U.S. High-quality social science research can play an important role in identifying programs, policies, and practices that are most effective.
By Peter Kleinbard
A look at the pathways to education and employment that are available for young adults who drop out of school and are unemployed.
Kara S. Finnigan and Alan C. Daly, Editors
Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly illustrate how and when research evidence gets into the hands of policymakers and practitioners. This book uncovers issues around the accessibility and visibility of academic research and other types of evidence at all levels of the K-12 school system.
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.