Quarterly Connection - December 2011

Welcome

Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for reading, listening and caring about the work we’re doing with our partners to help improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people everywhere. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is delighted to welcome you to our inaugural enewsletter, one of several ways that we are inviting you to stay in closer touch. We’ll connect with you each quarter with our latest news and updates. We hope you enjoy them.

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Hilton Foundation Seeks to Impact Hundreds of Thousands of Young Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

Enewsletter CABA image Children affected by HIV/AIDS are especially vulnerable in nearly every aspect of life, and physical, emotional and cognitive development in the five years of their lives are fundamental to lifelong success. In November, we officially launched a new program area to assist parents and caregivers in serving the early developmental needs of their children and to encourage country-level and global stakeholders to align and leverage resources. The Hilton Foundation will work through national and international organizations in five sub-Saharan countries—Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia—to strengthen community-based organizations and expand quality programs to serve children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Hilton Foundation seeds “Home for Good” Funders Collaborative

Enewsletter CABA imageThe Hilton Foundation has awarded a $1 million challenge grant (doc) to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Home for Good Task Force to establish the “Home for Good” Funders Collaborative, a group of donors seeking to align public and private sector funds for permanent supportive housing.  Home for Good was the subject of a recent article by Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times.

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In Practice series: Findings from two decades of responding to disasters

Enewsletter CABA image We’re proud to present the next installment in our “In Practice” series of knowledge papers.  The series reports on Foundation program strategies and partnerships and seeks to contribute our learning to the practice of other funders and policymakers working in areas of great human need.  This report on “Philanthropic Grantmaking for Disasters” by Dr. William Paton looks at two decades of Hilton Foundation grantmaking for disaster relief and recovery.

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Year in review: Annual Report 2010

Enewsletter CABA imageIn 2010, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded more than $100 million in grants to organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Read more about our activities in our new Annual Report.