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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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Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Foundation Announces 11 New Scholars Finalists

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Applying for Grants

In this video, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont outlines the three lines of inquiry the Foundation has prioritized, as well as what our program staff and reviewers look for in letters of inquiry and full proposals in our improving the use of research evidence focus area.

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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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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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New Resources for Researchers: Read the “William T. Grant Digest” Issue 1

The introductory issue of the William T. Grant Foundation Digest features essays and commentary on the value of qualitative and mixed-methods research in reducing inequality and the potential for researcher access to big data to yield useful research evidence.

Read Our 2015 Annual Report

Just released, our 2015 Annual Report highlights notable work from the past year, including profiles of exemplary grantees from each of our programs and details about our ongoing efforts to identify responses to inequality and improve the use of research evidence.

Reducing Inequality

We are collaborating with our friends at the Russell Sage Foundation to sponsor a research grants competition on educational inequality that will support a racially and ethnically diverse cadre of early-career scholars.

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Reducing Inequality

William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran spoke to the American Educational Research Association about our focus on identifying programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality among youth in the United States.

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President's Comment

This year, the American Educational Research Association (AREA) will celebrate its one-hundredth anniversary at its annual meeting in Washington, DC on April 8-12, 2016. Throughout its history, AERA has provided a forum for researchers to share substantive findings and methodological advances to further the field. In recent years, AERA has become increasingly engaged in the […]

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Applying for Grants

We are shifting our focus from understanding how and under what conditions research is used to understanding how to create those conditions in order to improve the use of research evidence.

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Changing the Conversation

In this video, Program Officer Vivian Louie leads a discussion and Q&A on strategies for applicants to develop strong letters of inquiry for research grants in our reducing inequality focus area. The goal of this webinar is for potential applicants to gain a better understanding of our interests and develop strong letters of inquiry, specifically […]

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President's Comment

What is the current state of funding for research on inequality in the United States?

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