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Grant Announcements

These scholars are a force for understanding young people, their development, and how programs and policies can reduce inequality in their lives

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President's Comment

Recent years have witnessed important new works questioning the role of philanthropy in education research and education reform. Sparked by Rick Hess and colleagues in With the Best of Intentions (2005) and The New Education Philanthropy (2015), provocative new books such as Sarah Reckhow’s Follow the Money (2012), Megan Tompkins-Stange’s Policy Patrons (2016), and Michael […]

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Featured Grantee

Community-based mixed-methods research can be especially valuable in identifying and understanding strategies to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

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Foundation News & Events

When knowledge developers are better attuned to the needs of practice and policy, the use of research evidence may thrive, and our efforts as researchers can be more valuable to those who work every day improve youth outcomes

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Featured Grantee

Recognizing that structure and function are complementary ways of understanding brokerage will be important to facilitating the use of research evidence.

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Foundation News & Events

Senior Vice Presiden of Program Vivian will work closely with the President and Board to shape the Foundation’s strategic directions. She will also build relationships and partnerships with policymakers, funders, and intermediaries to advance the use of research evidence to improve the lives of children and youth. “Vivian’s contributions to the Foundation have been invaluable, […]

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Foundation News & Events

We’re pleased to announce that Rosanna Aybar has been selected as our new Vice President, Finance and Administration, succeeding Deborah McGinn, who is retiring. Ms. Aybar will oversee the external managers of the Foundation’s endowment. She will also have responsibility for the Foundation’s budget, accounting, audit, human resources, and information technology systems, as well as […]

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Foundation News & Events

Institutional change is an ambitious goal, but we believe this is what is needed to build sustained partnerships that produce and use relevant research in impactful ways.

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Featured Work

This two-part special issue focuses on strategies to improve the use of research in child welfare.

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Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Foundation Announces 11 New Scholars Finalists

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