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
The online application is now closed. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is T.B.D.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is September 6, 2019, at 3:00PM EST.
Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants
The online application is now open. The next application deadline is September 30, 2019, 3:00 PM EST.
Insight & Analysis
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.
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.
How an ongoing research project is shedding light on efforts to improve outcomes for youth in foster care
“Overall, the Institutional Challenge Grant, and, more broadly, our partnership with Cornell, supports our ability to be a conduit for researchers to create relationships with community partners in order to increase the level of service and strengthen the community as a whole.”