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 open. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is August 1, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.

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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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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now closed. The next application deadline is T.B.D.

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Featured Updates

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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New Resource

Five Ways RPPs Can Fail and How to Avoid Them: Applying Conceptual Frameworks to Improve RPPs

When well executed, research-practice partnerships can be powerful mechanisms for producing relevant and useful knowledge and facilitating its integration into policy and practice to improve youth outcomes. But without taking intentional steps to avoid common hurdles, it’s likely that many partnerships will fail to fulfill this potential.

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Video & Slides

Applying for the Institutional Challenge Grant: Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change

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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Featured Work: Reducing Inequality

The Voice of Youth is Vital in Defining the Problem and Finding Solutions

By Margarita Alegría, Kiara Alvarez, and Amanda Nemoyer

Photovoice provides a platform for members of communities to share their narratives and articulate the assets and needs of their neighborhoods. This method can enable youth to promote critical conversations and move their neighbors toward collective identification of problems and solutions.

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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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