Supporting Research
to Improve the Lives of Young People

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

Changing the Conversation About Inequality

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.


Inequality is the Problem--And There's More We Can Do

By Adam Gamoran 

In the coming weeks, our website will introduce you to numerous papers and blog posts by leading scholars on key dimensions of inequality.


For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways or Merely Stops Along the Way?

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.


Inequality Matters

Prudence L. Carter and Sean F. Reardon

In “Inequality Matters,” the first paper in our series surveying the broad landscape of inequality research, Prudence Carter and Sean Reardon identify areas where research might lead to new responses to inequality. And in a new blog post, Professors Carter and Reardon summarize some of their findings and underscore opportunities for researchers to better understand and tackle this growing issue, with a focus on children and youth.