The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes 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 closed. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is T.B.D.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is September 6, 2019, at 3:00PM EST.

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Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants

The online application is now open. The next application deadline is September 30, 2019, 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates


Webinar: Applying for Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants

The Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants program supports activities to strengthen the organizational infrastructure of nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that provide direct services to young people ages 5 to 25. In this webinar, held in August 2019, grants coordinator Sharon Brewster provides an overview of the program, details eligibility and selection criteria, and answers participant questions.
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Insight & Analysis

Working Together to Enhance the Use of Research in Policy and Practice

By Vivian Tseng and Angela Bednarek

Although today much of the work to bring research to bear on important decisions that shape our lives and our environment is still focused largely on disseminating findings and communicating with those who will listen, we’re encouraged that a movement is growing to foster engagement and build meaningful, collaborative relationships.

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Applying for Grants

Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change: Key Considerations for Institutional Challenge Grant Applicants

In April 2019, the Foundation held a webinar, hosted by Institutional Challenge Grant selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants of the program might focus proposals for institutional change. In the course of the broadcast, we also covered the program’s goals, described the application process, and provided an opportunity for questions and answers.

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Foundation News

Read our 2018 Annual Report

Just released, our 2018 Annual Report includes letters from our President and Board Chair, an overview of the Foundation’s financial position and activities, and complete lists of new and active grants in 2018.

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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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