Supporting Research
to Improve the Lives of Young People

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

Trust and the Use of Research Evidence

By Robert Asen 

The use of research evidence takes place within the web of human relationships. Forming and maintaining relationships built on trust is a critical factor in determining whether research is used and how it's interpreted. 


Inequality is the Problem--What's our Response?

By Adam Gamoran

Social policies can alleviate many of the serious economic and social consequences of inequality in the U.S. High-quality social science research can play an important role in identifying programs, policies, and practices that are most effective.   


William T. Grant 2013 Annual Report

Download our 2013 Annual Report for essays on our current interests in reducing inequality and the use of research evidence. 


Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy, and Practice to Support Change in America’s Schools

Kara S. Finnigan and Alan J. Daly, Editors

Using case studies, editors Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly illustrate how and when research use gets into the hands of policymakers and practitioners. This book uncovers issues around the accessibility and visibility of academic research and other types of evidence at all levels of the K-12 school system.

Read the Blog: Using Research Evidence at a Critical Juncture in Education