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.

Youth Services Improvement Grants

Apply Now for a Youth Services Improvement Grant

Our Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports activities intended to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25 in the five boroughs of New York City. The application deadline is March 11, 2015.

New Forgotten Half

The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them

In “The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them,” James Rosenbaum and colleagues discuss the obstacles that lead nearly half of community college students to drop out before earning a credential.


Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

We've launched a new microsite to serve as a “one stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration with the Forum for Youth Investment, and is a culmination of the Foundation’s learning community of research–practice partnerships, which was convened twice annually from 2012-2014



Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth

In this new report, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families. The authors outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform policies, programs, and practices to reduce inequality for immigrant-origin children and youth.