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.

Instructed by Conrad N. Hilton to alleviate human suffering, the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and Humanitarian Prize work to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Our Values

2015 Year in Review - Conrad Hilton

Conrad N. Hilton’s humble beginnings in San Antonio, Territory of New Mexico, formed the fabric and foundation of his life. Grounded by the values and principles that embody the entrepreneurial spirit and ethic, Conrad dreamed big, thought big and acted big - building a worldwide hotel empire. Today, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation seeks to exemplify the values and principles practiced by our founder: Integrity, Thinking Big, Humility, Stewardship and Compassion. We incorporate these values not only into our workplace culture, but also into our philanthropic activities where we strive to fulfill Conrad’s wish to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people around 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 $2.6 billion. Since our inception, we have awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $109.5 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2016.

  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: