Recent grants

Second Quarter 2014 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on May 20, 2014

Catholic Sisters

National Religious Vocation Conference
$2.0 million over three years
To build organizational capacity and enhance its programming for the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life (2015) and World Youth Day (2016).

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Foundation
$750,000 over three years
To pilot the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Mexico.

Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters
$500,000 over one year
To create a grants program exclusively for alumnae of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI) in Africa.

Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

PATH
$3.2 million over three years
Scaling up early childhood development services for young children affected by HIV and AIDS within government health systems in Mozambique and Kenya.

Foster Youth

Children's Village, Inc.
$1.5 million over three years
To create the Foster Parents Partnering with Teens program in New York City.

National Center for Youth Law
$2.16 million over three years
To support the FosterEd project in Los Angeles County which will work with child welfare and education agencies to create an integrated approach to improve the educational outcomes of Los Angeles County foster youth.

University of Southern California
$800,000 over three years
To support the Children's Data Network that will link key indicators on child welfare and well-being, specifically among older foster youth in Los Angeles.

Substance Abuse

University of Minnesota's Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CASAR)
$1.64 million over three years
To conduct research on a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model in pediatric and school settings that is tailored to adolescents and involves parents.

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
$1 million over two years
To develop, pilot and evaluate an approach to engage parents in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs and build a national peer support network of parents to address adolescent substance use.

Ohio State University Foundation
$2 million over three years
To help establish a national Higher Education Center on Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery to promote SBIRT and other effective approaches to address substance use disorders in higher education settings.

Abt Associates
$1.5 million over three years
To design and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan to evaluate the Foundation's Substance Abuse Strategic Initiative.

Blindness Prevention

American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
$400,000 over four years
To support the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's publication and distribution of the Community Eye Health Journal.

Catholic Education

Seton Education Partners
$400,000 over two years
To expand the Phaedrus blended learning program in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to two additional urban Catholic schools.

Other

United Nations Development Programme and the Foundation Center
$1 million over three years
To improve the effectiveness of philanthropy's contributions to the Post-2015 development agenda, and enable governments and the UN system to effectively engage with a wider range of stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector.