Recent grants

Second Quarter 2013 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on May 21, 2013

Foster Youth

Aspen Institute

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.3 million over three years to the Aspen Institute to support the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund. The project, focusing on Los Angeles and New York City, will improve college and career pathways for "transition-age youth." These young people, between the ages of 15 and 21, "age out" of the foster care system: when they reach adulthood, they no longer qualify for assistance from the systems of care that previously provided for many of their needs.

FedCap Rehabilitation Services

FedCap Rehabilitation Services will receive $750,000 over two years. This grant will support the creation and dissemination of the PrepNOW! program, which trains caregivers of transition-age foster youth in New York City.

First Star

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $300,000 over two years to support First Star's Summer Academy at University of California, Los Angeles, which introduces high school age foster youth to college.

Homelessness

L.A. Family Housing

L.A. Family Housing will receive $250,000 in capital support to complete the conversion of the North Hollywood single room occupancy building, Klump Apartments, into permanent supportive housing.

Skid Row Housing Trust

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $750,000 in capital support for the build-out of health and wellness centers in Skid Row Housing Trust's newest permanent supportive housing development, Star Apartments, in downtown Los Angeles.

Sisters

Catholic Church Extension Society of USA

The Catholic Church Extension Society of USA will receive $3 million over three years to implement an exchange program, inviting Catholic Sisters from Latin America to live in community and serve in mission dioceses around the United States.

Marywood University

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $4.5 million to Marywood University to educate African Sisters and support graduates of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative (SLDI).

Ministry Leadership Center

Ministry Leadership Center will receive $1 million over two years to help lay leaders carry on the mission of the Catholic Sisters.

Water

Safe Water Network

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.5 million over three years to develop and demonstrate viable market-based approaches for the sustainable delivery of safe water to poor communities in Ghana.

Catholic Schools

Seton Education Partners

Seton Education Partners will receive $400,000 to pilot a blended learning technology program at Saint Anne School in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which will utilize technology to improve academic results and reduce operating costs.

Multiple Sclerosis Services

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.35 million over three years to support the Marilyn Hilton Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center, which provides wellness programming designed to help people with progressed MS live independent and fulfilled lives, at University of California, Los Angeles.

Mercy Neurological Institute

Mercy Neurological Institute will receive $890,000 over three years to establish and run a Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center, which will be modeled after the wellness programs at the Marilyn Hilton Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center at University of California, Los Angeles.

University of Kansas Medical Center

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $800,000 to expand and run a Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center, which will be modeled after the wellness programs at the Marilyn Hilton Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center at University of California, Los Angeles.