Recent grants

Fourth Quarter 2012 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on December 4, 2012.

Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

ChildFund International, USA

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.5 million over three years to ChildFund International to adapt the Essential Package (early childhood development guidelines) and support local communities in their efforts to help hard-to-reach young children and their families living in HIV- and AIDS-affected areas of Kenya.

Foster Youth

Child Welfare Initiative

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $400,000 over two years to Child Welfare Initiative to implement changes in programs and practices that produce concrete and measurable improvements in the lives of children and families involved in Los Angeles child welfare systems.

Children's Aid Society

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing $500,000 over two years to Children's Aid Society to support the Teen Foster Care Program, which ensures college and career readiness for youth transitioning out of foster care and provides caregiver training in New York City.

United Friends of the Children

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has committed $1 million over two years to United Friends of the Children to support the College Readiness Program, which helps foster youth in Los Angeles graduate from high school fully prepared to succeed at a four-year university.

Homelessness

Corporation for Supportive Housing

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a $2-million Program-Related Investment to the Corporation for Supportive Housing to establish a national supportive housing loan fund.

Downtown Women's Center

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing $450,000 over three years to support the Downtown Women Center's "Succeeding Through Innovation Initiative," which aims to help bring an end to women's homelessness in Los Angeles.

JWCH Institute

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $400,000 over one year to JWCH and five partner community clinics to increase health insurance enrollment and access to medical services for people who are homeless in Los Angeles County.

Single Room Occupancy Housing

Single Room Occupancy Housing will receive $500,000 over three years from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to provide permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals in the Skid Row community in downtown Los Angeles.

Catholic Sisters

Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $5 million to the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters to support the Fund's grantmaking to Sisters programs worldwide over the next three years.

Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing $1.9 million over three years the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University to develop and implement a program for Catholic Sisters in the United States that will build the capacity of their congregations to attract and steward resources.

Water

Alternativas

Alternativas will receive $1.5 million over three years from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to ensure long-term sustainability of the "Water Forever Program," focused on improving water security and regeneration of watersheds for marginalized rural communities in Mexico. Since 1998, the Hilton Foundation has invested $6.5 million in the program in the Mixteca-Popoloca region of Mexico, benefiting nearly 300,000 people.

DRI Research Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has committed $500,000 over three years to the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada for operating support to establishan International Water, Development and Global Sustainability Center to address research and human resource capacity gaps in developing countries..

Disaster Relief and Recovery

American National Red Cross

The American National Red Cross will receive $1 million over two years from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation toward the "Prepare LA" disaster preparedness campaign to create more resilient communities that are better equipped to help each other prevent, prepare for, and respond to life-threatening emergencies and catastrophic disasters.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $250,000 in general operating support to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) to help this young organization grow its capacity to serve the donor community. CDP serves as a unified platform to provide donors the information and other tools they need to make more informed giving decisions for disaster- and emergency-related projects while maximizing the impact of their gifts.

DARA, Inc.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has committed $180,000 to DARA, Inc. to support a research project on donor response and beneficiary accountability in disasters using the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a case study. DARA is an international organization that assesses the impact of humanitarian aid and makes recommendations for changes in policies and practices. DARA will partner with Keystone Accountability on the project.