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Just Released: Future of Children, Vol. 28, No. 1 – Reducing Justice System Inequality

Supported by a Foundation grant and edited by former director of the National Institute of Justice John Laub, this special issue takes stock of the policies, programs, and practices that may reduce inequality in the justice system for young people in the U.S.

Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars awards. Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who have received their terminal degrees within the past seven years. To date, the program has sponsored more than 180 […]

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View the 2018 Institutional Challenge Grant Application Guidelines

The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research. They will also need to build the capacity […]

Institutional Challenge Grants

This grant challenges universities to reward faculty members whose research is directed to public service. The inaugural grantees will support research on one of our most vexing social problems, the opioid crisis, in a partnership that is poised to take action on the basis of the findings.

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Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded three community-based organizations in New York City $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. The Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports medium-sized organizations that have demonstrated success but have also identified an area that if improved would enhance […]

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Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded six Rapid Response Research Grants that will leverage research to address major challenges facing young people in the United States. These awards, the first of their kind, support reviews of existing research, conducted by researchers in collaboration with policy partners, aimed at reducing youth inequality. Such work is […]

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Reducing Inequality

By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.

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Featured Grantee

Fred Wulczyn and Amy Dworsky are investigating how the outcomes of youth in congregate care settings vary by state, and whether and how this variability contributes to racial and ethnic differences in rates of youth running away from foster care.

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Applying for Grants

Improving achievement for English learners by strengthening educational policy and practice would contribute meaningfully to reducing inequality in the outcomes of young people in the United States. In this webinar, Foundation president Adam Gamoran outlines lessons from the literature on academic tracking, which may yield new directions for research toward this end. Karen Thompson, of […]

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President's Comment

Throughout our 82-year history, the William T. Grant Foundation has had many able leaders, starting, of course, with William T. Grant himself. Last month, we lost one of our most prominent leaders, with the passing of former Foundation president Robert J. Haggerty at the age of 92. Some of the Foundation’s most important and lasting […]

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