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Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports discuss our work from the past year, new avenues of inquiry, and the rationale behind our initiatives. We recommend that potential research and fellowship applicants read the essays published here as they develop their proposals.
2012 Annual Report

Our 2012 Annual Report is dedicated to Lawrence D. Moreland, our senior vice president, finance and administration, who passed away earlier in the year. It includes "Parting Thoughts," by outgoing President Robert C. Granger, which offers insights on his tenure and our work on improving the quality of after-school programs. Vivian Tseng, vice president, program, reviews our portfolio on creating and strengthening connections between research and practice in her essay, "Forging Common Ground." And, Deborah McGinn, vice president, finance and administration, discusses the Foundation's stability and ongoing commitment to empowering the research field through sound fiscal planning in "Stability and New Perspectives During Transitions."

2011 Annual Report

The 2011 Annual Report reviews our work and our 75 year history while also looking toward our future. The first essay, "Our Work on the Quality of After-School Programs: 2003–2011," written by Foundation President Robert C. Granger, details our work and the state of the field over the last eight years. Lawrence D. Moreland, senior vice president for finance and administration, discusses the Foundation's history and investment strategy in his essay, "Moving Forward: The Foundation at 75." And Vivian Tseng, vice president, program, describes a new focus for our advocacy, communications, and program development grants in "Improving the Connections Between Research and Practice."

2010 Annual Report

The Foundation's 2010 Annual Report features an essay by Edward Seidman, senior vice president, program, on the progress we've made toward improving the quality of classroom interactions. The report also includes an essay and several informative graphs from Lawrence D. Moreland, senior vice president for finance and administration, which give an overview of the Foundation's finances and discuss the outlook for the philanthropic sector as a whole. Other highlights are an overview of our current funding programs and evolving research interests, and a comprehensive list of all active grants.


2009 Annual Report

This year’s report features an essay by Foundation President Robert C. Granger on improving practice at scale and a second by Senior Program Officer Vivian Tseng describing what we’ve learned about the acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence in policy and practice. It also includes a discussion about the economy’s impact on philanthropy by Lawrence D. Moreland, senior vice president for finance and administration, and a list of all new and active grants in 2009.

2008 Annual Report

Our 2008 report features an essay by Senior Program Team member Brian Wilcox, "Impact and Relevance: Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice," detailing the progress of our Distinguished Fellows program. The second essay, "Focusing on Demand: Studying Research Use in Policy and Practice Affecting Youth," was written by Program Officer Vivian Tseng and explains our interests in the use of research evidence. The Report also contains an essay by Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Lawrence Moreland, discussing the Foundation's finances and our planning in these difficult times.

2007 Annual Report

Our 2007 Annual Report includes an essay that introduces and explains our interest in understanding the use of research evidence, "Studying the Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice," as well as "Measuring Social Settings," an essay on our social settings initiative (since retired)."Year in Review: 2007" showcases our significant growth in the past year. 

2006 Annual Report

Our 2006 Annual Report and Resource Guide includes two essays by our Senior Program Team that describe the Foundation's interest in social settings (now retired), "Why Try to Understand and Improve Social Settings?" and "Doing Social Setting Research." It also includes an essay by our Vice President, Finance and Administration, "History Makes a Comeback," which explains how the Foundation approaches important governance issues and gives a status report on our endowment.

2005 Annual Report

Our 2005 Annual Report contains important essays that discuss our research interest in social settings (now retired), including "Improving Settings that Affect Youth," "Social Setting Theory and Measurement," and "Conducting Field Experiments of Setting-Level Policies and Practices."

2004 Annual Report

Our 2004 Annual Report and Resource Guide includes six essays covering topics such as using mixed methods, policy-oriented research, and redefining success for American youth. It also features an in-depth look at the work of the Foundation's finance and administration department.

2003 Annual Report

Our 2003 Annual Report and Resource Guide marked the first year of leadership by President Robert C. Granger. It contains essays on the Foundation's new directions and our initial thoughts on the importance of understanding social settings (an initiative we retired in 2014). It also includes essays explaining our interests in the children of immigrants and the juvenile justice system.

William T. Grant Foundation Audited Financial Statements

Our 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 audited financial statements are available to download.

Financial Information

We provide eight charts—updated quarterly or annually—about our investments, assets, and grantmaking. The information includes the annual amount appropriated to grants, the average amount of each research grant award, the number of grants appropriated, rates of return on investments, and the asset allocation of our investment portfolio.

Transparency Statements

The William T. Grant Foundation recognizes that effective governance depends on deliberate, thoughtful, and objective decision-making by our staff, reviewers, and Trustees. Therefore, we all operate with clear guidance regarding any potential conflicts of interest. Download our Board of Trustees Conflict of Interest form and our Staff Conflict of Interest Policy.