The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. We provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Fast Facts

  1. Conrad N. Hilton established the Foundation as a philanthropic trust in 1944. The Foundation continues to be guided by our founder’s mandate to “relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.”

  2. Foundation assets are approximately $2.8 billion. Since our inception, we have awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $114.9 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2017.

  3. A family foundation, our board of directors includes a majority of Hilton family members. Our staff administers our financial and grantmaking responsibilities and oversees the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

  4. The Foundation is unconnected to Hilton Worldwide. In 2007, Barron Hilton sold his interests in the hotel business to Blackstone Group LP. All hotel inquiries should be directed to Hilton Worldwide.

  5. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

  6. We are located in Agoura Hills, California.

Brochure (2017)

Download and read our most recent brochure to learn about the philanthropic legacy of Conrad N. Hilton, as well as our priority areas, our approach to funding and the annual Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

Read more about our work

For more in-depth information, download the “Hilton Legacy” book or the Foundation fact sheet below: