William T. Grant Foundation Launches Initiative on Understanding Inequality

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 2.48.02 PMIn recent years, inequality in the United States has become increasingly pervasive. At the same time,  social mobility has decreased. The William T. Grant Foundation believes  the research community can play a critical role in reversing these trends. To that end, the foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages 5 and 25, has launched a new  initiative to support  research that advances understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development.

Through its new Understanding Inequality program, the foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research  focused on ways to reduce disparities in  academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes for youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds. Research that explores other areas of inequality  also will be considered, based on a compelling case for its impact.

To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the William T. Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ.