Recent grants

First Quarter 2013 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on February 26, 2013

Foster Youth

Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $640,000 to Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform over two years. The grant is designed to address the unique needs of "crossover youth," children and youth who are known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Los Angeles County and New York City.

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara will receive $530,000 towards a fund to provide long-term support for the UCSB Guardian Scholars program that assists former foster youth enrolled at UCSB.

Westat, Inc.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing Westat, Inc., and its partners at the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs and Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work with $1.2 million over three years to evaluate the Foundation's Foster Youth strategy.

Blindness

The Carter Center

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $6.44 million over four years to support The Carter Center's activities to assist the governments of Mali and Niger achieve the elimination of trachoma in their respective countries by 2015.

Sightsavers International, Inc.

Sightsavers International, Inc. will receive $880,000 over three years to assist the government of Mali achieve the elimination of trachoma by 2015 by addressing the surgery backlog.

Hospitality

Olmsted Center for Sight

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing $1 million over three years to Olmsted Center for Sight to support programs for visually impaired and physically disabled individuals seeking career-path employment in the fields of hospitality and customer service at the National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service.