The online application is now closed.


Deadlines for submitting letters of inquiry in 2017 are:

January 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST
May 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST
August 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST


We support high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States.

We fund research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The application process for all research grants begins with a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are generally received three times a year, in January, May, and August.

Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000. To learn more about our research grants, eligibility requirements, and application process, please see the materials and links listed below.



  1. Review Materials

  2. Review eligibility requirements

    • Research project advances the Foundation’s interests in understanding programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality or improving the use of research evidence.
    • Research project has compelling relevance for programs, policies, and practices affecting youth ages 5-25 in the U.S.
    • Funds primarily support research activities, not intervention or service costs.
    • Applicant is employed at a tax-exempt organization.
  3. Download forms (Officers’ Research Grants Only)

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