Recent grants

Third Quarter 2012 Grants

Following is a list of priority area grants approved at the quarterly board meeting held on August 21, 2012.

Children Affected by AIDS

Firelight Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $2.1 million over three years to the Firelight Foundation to help children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Firelight supports grassroots organizations that help families and communities meet the needs of their children. These particular funds will support early childhood development services that improve physical, social and cognitive outcomes of children 0-5 in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Global Fund For Children

The Hilton Foundation has committed $275,000 over two years for the Global Fund For Children to support a cluster of grassroots organizations in Kenya and Tanzania. Funding from the Foundation will enable the Global fund to provide early childhood development programs for young children affected by HIV/AIDS in communities with a high prevalence of the disease.

Plan International

The Hilton Foundation is providing $1.5 million over three years to Plan International to expand its community-led model of early childhood care and development to include young children affected by HIV/AIDS. The project will focus on providing vulnerable children aged 0-5, their communities and parents or caregivers with early childhood development activities in Kenya and Mozambique.

Human Sciences Research Council

The Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.4 million over three years to the Human Sciences Research Council to create and carry out a monitoring, evaluation, and learning strategy for the Foundation's initiative for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Human Sciences Research Council will apply its expertise in early childhood development and in conducting large-scale research and evaluation projects to contribute to the Foundation's strategy on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS.

Foster Youth

University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

On January 1 of this year, California State Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12) went into effect, extending assistance to youth in foster care until their 21st birthday. Previously, when they turned 18, youth were essentially on their own. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $600,000 over three years to the University of Chicago to study the outcomes of extended foster youth benefits for the first cohorts of eligible youth.

Public Counsel

The Hilton Foundation is providing $650,000 to Public Counsel over two years to support three Los Angeles projects: preparing transition-age foster youth to succeed in college; supporting pregnant and parenting foster youth; and providing advocacy and support for crossover youth (those involved in both the foster care and juvenile justice systems).

The Alliance for Children's Rights

The Hilton Foundation has announced a grant of $300,000 over two years for The Alliance for Children's Rights to continue its work supporting transition-age foster youth in Los Angeles. The grant will support the Alliance's work on innovative post-AB 12 policies (extending assistance to youth in foster care until their 21st birthday), updated practice models, and new resources and technology to reach youth.

Inwood House

The Hilton Foundation is providing $2.4 million over three years to Inwood House to support programs for pregnant and parenting New York City foster youth. The grant will support Inwood House's ongoing Continuum of Care model, adaptation and replication of the model in NYC, and a randomized study of enhanced program services.

Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence

The Hilton Foundation has awarded The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City $185,000 over two years for the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence to study a cohort of youth transitioning from the foster care and/or juvenile justice system in New York City.

Homelessness

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is providing $7.775 million over three years to support the continued implementation of "Home For Good," an action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County by 2016. $5.5 million of the grant will be invested in the Home For God Funders Collaborative, which aligns philanthropic and public resources to support permanent housing and services for chronically homeless persons.

Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. will receive $190,000 over two years from the Hilton Foundation to study the evolving financing of permanent supporting housing for chronically homeless people and provide a report with findings and recommendations to guide policy and practice.

Catholic Education

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded $1.2 million over two years to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to assist the Department of Catholic Schools with the implementation of its strategic marketing and communications plan.

Catholic Education Foundation

The Hilton Foundation has granted $1 million over two years to the Catholic Education Foundation to provide 800 elementary students with tuition awards and to support programs to enhance student development and the marketability of Catholic schools.

Multiple Sclerosis Research

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation will receive $1.359 million over three years from the Hilton Foundation to expand the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's Multiple Sclerosis program in Las Vegas. The grant will provide funding for treatment, research, and social services for the previously underserved population of people with MS living in the Las Vegas area.