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I share my reflections on the past decade of work in this area, as well as my current thinking, with the hope that we, along with fellow travelers on a similar journey, can find ways to forge a more productive path forward together. In the meantime, I welcome your feedback to improve our thinking and work, and I look forward to continuing to share what we are learning across sectors and countries.
In this webinar, held in August 2019, grants coordinator Sharon Brewster provides an overview of the Youth Service Capacity-Building Grants program, details eligibility and selection criteria, and answers participant questions.
Although today much of the work to bring research to bear on important decisions that shape our lives and our environment is still focused largely on disseminating findings and communicating with those who will listen, we’re encouraged that a movement is growing to foster engagement and build meaningful, collaborative relationships.
These grants will support activities to strengthen the organizational infrastructure of nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that provide direct services to young people ages 5 to 25. The long-term goal of the program is to help build stronger, more stable youth-serving organizations that will reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
Scholars receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research plans that stretch their skills and knowledge into new disciplines, content areas, or methods. As they commence their projects, they build mentoring relationships with experts in areas pertinent to their development, and further their research and professional development through annual retreats and workshops with fellow Scholars, Foundation staff, and other senior researchers.
We are proud to announce three new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and two new grants to support research on improving the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Approved at the Foundation’s spring board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. […]
The Foundation occasionally supplements its support for empirical research with targeted capacity-building grants. Two new awards will support a convening of grantees in our focus area on reducing inequality and continue our support of the The National Network of Education Research–Practice Partnerships. Reducing Inequality 2019 Grantee Meeting & Support Hillary Oravec, Youth Collaboratory This grant […]
The William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Institutional Challenge Grant competition.
How can researchers find the motivation to continue to produce knowledge worth considering? And how can we, as supporters of research, best sustain our mission to support them?
Today, we are proud to launch a redesign of our Youth Service Improvement Grants Program. The Foundation introduced the Youth Service Improvement Grants program over a decade ago as a way to help local organizations strengthen existing programs by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact. Since 2007, […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program. Ten early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 52 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Vivian Tseng, senior vice president, program, said of the finalists, “the goal of this program […]
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. These are the final awards made through the most recent iteration of the Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants program, which for over a decade has […]
Two new grants have been awarded to organizations working to enhance the use and usefulness of research and develop the capacity of Foundation grantees to conduct mixed-methods research: Coaching and Mentoring to Help Researchers Increase the Likelihood that Research is Used to Inform Policy Scholars Strategy Network This award will provide focused coaching and mentoring […]
We are proud to announce five new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. The online application for research grants in both of our focus areas, reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence, is now open, and updated application guidelines are now available. The next deadline for letters of inquiry […]
The Foundation pursues its mission by supporting research within two focus areas: reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence. Researchers interested in applying for a research grant must select one focus area. This year, to give potential applicants a more centralized view of the research priorities, application processes, and selection criteria for research […]