The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
By Robert Asen
The use of research evidence takes place within the web of human relationships. Forming and maintaining relationships built on trust is a critical factor in determining whether research is used and how it's interpreted.
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.
Download our 2013 Annual Report for essays on our current interests in reducing inequality and the use of research evidence.
Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy, and Practice to Support Change in America’s Schools
Kara S. Finnigan and Alan J. Daly, Editors
Using case studies, editors Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly illustrate how and when research use 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.
Read the Blog: Using Research Evidence at a Critical Juncture in Education
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.