The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
By Vivian Louie
Program Officer Vivian Louie shares insights from the Foundation about the research we would like to support for our new initiative in reducing inequality.
By Adam Gamoran
In the coming weeks, our website will introduce you to numerous papers and blogs posts by leading scholars on key dimensions of inequality.
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.
Prudence L. Carter and Sean F. Reardon
“In an era when certain types of inequality are increasing, there is a real need to understand the broader processes and consequences of inequality to create policies that could have a real and positive effect on the lives of children across the country.”
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.