The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
By Jeannie Oakes
UCLA's Jeannie Oakes recounts the Building Knowledge for Social Justice project, which gave way to “Inequality Matters,” the first paper in our series on key dimensions of 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.
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.
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.
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.