The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now open. All applications must be received by July 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. All applications must be received by September 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates

News & Announcements

2017 Annual Report: Grantee Profiles, Reflections from Staff, and More

The Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report includes updates from our President and Board Chair, an account of our spending and endowment, and an index of all active grants. In addition, profiles of grantees across programs highlight the work we are supporting and the individuals and organizations that are carrying out research and programming to improve the lives of young people.

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Webinar: The Institutional Challenge Grant—Lessons From Year 1 and What You Should Know for Year 2

On Wednesday, June 20, 12:00-1:00 PM EST, senior program officer Kim DuMont will revisit the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant, share lessons drawn from the first cycle, and review important changes for the second year of the competition. You will also hear from co-PIs of the first Grant, Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, and Anna Steinkraus of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The partners will discuss the process of developing their proposal and research agenda, the structures that they have put into place to sustain the partnership, and how they are tackling the challenge of institutional change. There will be Q&A opportunities during and after the presentation.

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President's Comment: A Pioneer Among Us

Betty Hamburg was the first woman, and the first and only African American to serve as president of the Foundation, among many “firsts” in her distinguished career.

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Featured Resources

Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

Guiding tips, work samples, and resources from successful research-practice partnerships.

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Grants Archive

Our historical archive, spanning nearly ten years of grantmaking across programs and focus areas.

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