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Youth Services Improvement Grants

Seven New York City community-based organizations have been awarded $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. Our Youth Services Improvement Grants program supports organizations that have demonstrated success but have also identified an area that if improved would enhance the quality of services. In addition to funding, grantees receive capacity-building consulting from […]

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Applying for Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation funds systematic studies to identify, create, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence reaches the hands of decision makers, answers their most pressing questions, and is used in ways that benefit youth. Potential applicants looking to prepare a strong letter of inquiry on improving the use of research evidence […]

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Featured Grantee

By bringing racial justice to the work I’m already doing, I can make it matter.

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Grant Announcements

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce five research grants awarded in October, 2016, which will increase our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and one grant that will improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. All of the inequality grantees will conduct […]

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Foundation News & Events

The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) has developed State Education Agency and Local Education Agency Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement which will be required under the Every Student Succeeds Act. These Guides were made possible with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Overdeck Family Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation.

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Research-Practice Partnerships

Building an RPP is hard work. They are complex organisms, with structures, processes, and roles that evolve as partnerships mature and adapt. However they form, we have observed five elements that seem to come together in successful partnerships.

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Insight & Analysis

While RPPs have been defined in the literature as having five characteristics, the authors suggest that RPPS in urban school districts may benefit from a sixth feature: mechanisms for recognizing systemic racism.

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President's Comment

ESSA challenges states to take advantage of new opportunities to improve STEM participation and learning in all schools.

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Featured Work

How do we increase diversity in STEM fields? A recent Foundation study found that when teachers support students’ feelings of autonomy, it increases their interest and engagement in science classes. This is especially true for black and Latino students, who are typically underrepresented in STEM fields.

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Grant Announcements

Three William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The Scholars will mentor promising post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The grant reflects the Foundation’s dedication to fostering our Scholars’ professional development as mentors and increasing the number of people of color at higher levels of the career ladder in research.

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