Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The William T. Grant Foundation supports work to improve the lives of youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. We fund research, fellowships, and service improvements that fit our Current Research Interests. These interests are understanding and reducing inequality in youth development and understanding and improving the use of research in policy and practice that affect youth.
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Our research grants fund work on both of our current research interests: (1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth outcomes; and (2) when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

Our Fellowship programs foster the development of early- and mid-career professionals. The William T. Grant Scholars program facilitates the professional development of promising early-career researchers from different disciplines by funding five-year research plans and mentoring relationships. The Distinguished Fellows program supports mid-career influential researchers, policymakers, and practitioners as they bridge the divide between their work and the users or producers of research.

Service Improvement Grants
Our Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports activities conducted by community-based organizations in the New York metropolitan area to improve the quality of services for young people ages 5 to 25. These are the only grants we offer for direct-service organizations.